This picture represents when Macbeth and Lady Macbeth try to wash their hands clean of the blood from killing king Duncan. By them washing the blood away they feel that it will also wash away the deed they did and also the guilt that has built up inside of them, but later on that is proven wrong
"Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had done 't." This is also said by Lady Macbeth in which she is saying that if Duncan did not resemble her father's looks then she would have done the deed by herself.
After the brutal stabbing of King Duncan during Act two, Macbeth and also lady Macbeth begin to have guilt build up inside them. Macbeths guilt he feels for doing the awful deed makes him stressed out causing him to not beable to sleep at night. "Now o'er the one half world / Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse/ The curtained sleep. (2.1.31). This picture represents Macbeth how is breaking down inside and cant handle what he did
Hands are a significant symbol of the entire play, for they were involved in all the wrongdoing throughout as well as they are stained with blood and guilt. Here, this picture illustrates the frustration of Lady Macbeth when the spots of blood and guilt on her hands will not come out.
Lady Macbeth descends into madness and deep guilt and this is evident when she says "Here's the smell of blood still; all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand" (V.i.42-43). The descriptive, visual and olfaction imagery provided reflect Lady Macbeth's guilt - she is so distraught and haunted by all the killing that she has helped orchestrate that she see's imaginary blood and smells blood on her hands, that can not be covered up or removed.
"Lady Macbeth: My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white." In this quote, she is admitting that she is as guilty as her husband. She has made him do this, she is partly responsible for the coldblooded murder. Even though she is not the one who performed the deed she was still very involved with the murder of example when she rings the bells. This is the first quote where the audience can see that guilt is with her.
Judi Dench playing Lady Macbeth as she gives her sleepwalking monologue. Lady Macbeth appears to be washing her hands but nothing is on them. Apparently she sees blood and is dreaming about blood, probably as a result of the burden she bears from keeping the secret that her husband, who has also gone mad, has killed the king to earn his place. It shows the breaking point in Lady Macbeth's journey to insanity which ultimately kills her.