By Stout’s excerpt, an idea comes straight to one’s mind of how selfish one can be and not think or care about others. The first sentence has a lot of repetition such as no matter, not having, none at all; just to show how it’s not just a small amount of conscience but just nothing at all. The word conscience for us means a lot such as it maybe weakens but rather for a sociopath it is careless or means nothing for him which then limits his concerns. Having no sense of remorse and guilt, two emotions that most humans feel most strongly is frankly scary to most humans and most humans cannot fathom how it would feel to not have these emotions which, again, is why the author puts at the start of the quote “-if you can-“, put off by the dashes to show that this is not something that most people can do. In Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, there are multiple characters that represent being a Sociopath or even showing sociopathic behavior. The main character in the play, Macbeth is a prime example of a devilish person showing sociopathic behavior. For us, a sociopath would just be someone that has no care nor remorse for others. But in the play, a sociopath would be defined by not just caring but also them killing. In the play, Macbeth kills King Duncan with no remorse. He kills him for his own betterment to be king. After killing Duncan, Macbeth says, “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood. Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather. The Multitudinous seas incarnadine. Making the green one red”(Act 2, Scene 2). Macbeth’s sociopathic behavior is starting to be exposed. This preoccupation with blood on his hands doesn’t stop him from killing others. As we know, Macbeth kills Banquo later on the play but even after killing Duncan he has no remorse for his sinful act. If he were not a sociopath, he would have cared and perhaps possibly stopped killing. But as we know he doesn’t and keeps on killing and not just that but also not show any kind of sympathy towards others. He has a selfish that does everything for his own self and his betterment. He is uncaring of who he kills and also shows no guilt for his actions but rather happiness. Also, Macbeth states, “Glamis hath murder’d sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more; Macbeth shall sleep no more”(Act 2 Scene 2).Macbeth addresses all of his titles and plagues them equally with guilt. This shows the gothic importance of titles and perhaps how inheriting the title of an evil traitor (Cawdor) foreshadowed his demise, as he becomes fixated on gaining power. Sleep is symbolic of innocence and a clear conscience, so Macbeth’s failure to sleep shows how his mind is guilty and he has ‘murdered’ both Duncan and his peace of mind. Again, this illustrates his mental deterioration.