• Breaking the Power of Guilt
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  • "The Motivating Power of Guilt" Genesis 43

Perhaps the two best-known scenes from Macbeth are based on a sense of dread or guilt that the central characters encounter.

Macbeth feels guiltier than Lady Macbeth after the murder of Duncan.

Guilt is responsible for the death of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth....

Shakespeare uses guilt as a sort of net for the humanity of his characters.
Finally, the final manifestation of Macbeth’s guilt strikes him in the form of Banquo’s ghost at the feast, a supernatural event that reflects the unnatural deaths that occur in the play.

The power of embarrassment is particularly accentuated here.

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.Voltaire (French writer, 18th century)
It can make us unable to move to action. There is a particular case I remember. The one about the lady who was feeling guilty about not voicing the support that her sister needed when she was going to work abroad. Because if she did, she would feel guilty towards her mom who would be left alone. Either way she did nothing. Which made things worse. There was no taking of responsibility, no action.


Naturally, he feels guilty about being the only one to make it out.

The coaching way of approaching the issue is to ask powerful questions.
In the ruling, the court went further, noting that the NFL's collective-bargaining agreement (CBA) gave the commissioner plenty of power to rule on Brady's case and decide the type of punishment. More importantly, the commissioner did not necessarily need proof of guilt to do so.

Here, the parties contracted in the CBA to specifically allow the Commissioner to sit as the arbitrator in all disputes brought pursuant to Article 46, Section 1(a). They did so knowing full well that the Commissioner had the sole power of determining what constitutes "conduct detrimental," and this knowing that the Commissioner would have a stake both in the underlying discipline and in every arbitration brought pursuant to Section 1(a). Had the parties wished to restrict the Commissioner's authority, they could have fashioned a different agreement.

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Blanche Coles states in Shakespeare's Four Giants that, regarding guilt in the play: Briefly stated, and with elaborations to follow, Macbeth is the story of a kindly, upright man who was incited and goaded, by the woman he deeply loved, into committing a murder and then, because of his sensitive nature, was unable to bear the heavy burden of guilt that descended upon him as a result of that murder....

The Motivating Power of Guilt - Genesis 43 - Union Church

Clark and Wright in their Introduction to The Complete Works of William Shakespeare explain how guilt impacts Lady Macbeth: Having sustained her weaker husband, her own strength gives way; and in sleep, when her will cannot control her thoughts, she is piteously afflicted by the memory of one stain of blood upon her little hand. (792) In Fools of Time: Studies in Shakespearean Tragedy, Northrop Frye sees a relationship between Macbeth's guilt and his hall...

The power to augment guilt in others

Clark and Wright in their Introduction to The Complete Works of William Shakespeare explain how guilt impacts Lady Macbeth: Lady Macbeth is of a finer and more delicate nature.

If any emotion rules supreme when a pet dies, it is guilt

Fanny Kemble in "Lady Macbeth" asserts that Lady Macbeth was unconscious of her guilt, which nevertheless killed her: A very able article, published some years ago in the National Review, on the character of Lady Macbeth, insists much upon an opinion that she died of remorse, as some palliation of her crimes, and mitigation of our detestation of them....