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Eva Mejia Themes in Macbeth appearance vs. reality Fate and free will and the extent to which we control our own destinies. Some related scenes: Ambition and the devastation which follows when ambition oversteps moral boundaries. Some related scenes: Kingship and the difference between appropriate use of power and tyranny. The corrupting force of power is exemplified the manipulating forces within relationships In Act I Scene 1 the witches are very ugly and hideous in appearance. Much of the action to come could be described as ugly and hideous. The witches say Line 10: “Fair “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo!” In Act1,scene 3, lines 4869,Macbeth In Act 1 Scene 3 we see our first example of Macbeth’s ambition. In Line 117: Macbeth says that his greatest honor (the kingship) is • Act 1 Scene 7: Macbeth reflects on Duncan's qualities as king. “Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been. So, clear in his ” Was the hope drunk, wherein you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since? And wakes it now, to look so green and pale, at what it did so freely? From this time,
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is foul, and foul is fair.” Things aren’t what they seem to be. This introduces the important theme of appearance vs. reality. • Act 1 Scene 4: Duncan reflects on the traitorous Thane of Cawdor and ironically rewards Macbeth with this title, saying, 'I have begun to plant thee, and will and Banquo encounter the witches on the heath .Macbeth reflects on their prophecies. “All’s well. I dreamt last night of the three weird sisters: To you they have showed some truth.” In Act 2, scene 1,lines 18-20 and lines 34-63 Macbeth talks with Banquo yet to come. This shows his overpowering ambition. Act 1 scene 3 BANQUO […] My noble partner You greet with present grace and great prediction Of noble having and of royal hope, That he seems rapt withal. To me you speak not. If you can look into the seeds of time, great office,” In Act 1, scene 7, lines 15- 18, Macbeth says that, Duncan was a good man free from corruption that, murdering would be a curse on him since he is loved by all and has not committed to harm to his people but loves them and has set a great legacy for them all. • Act 3 Scene Such I account thy love” In Act 1, scene 7, lines 36-39, Lady says this and uses this as a threat and a persuasive way of tell his husband not to go back on his word but do what he had said he would do. She says that, if is his goes back on his work, she would assume that is the same thing to the love he has
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labour/To make thee full of growing.' • Act 1 Scene 6: Duncan remarks on the Macbeths' castle having 'a pleasant seat' as the Macbeths plot his murder. You wait on neture’s mischief! Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, That my keen knife see not about their encounter with the witches, sees a visionary dagger and makes his decision to kill Duncan.
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