Macbeth Answers

Macbeth Answers - 1. The lines "Let not light see my black...

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1. The lines “Let not light see my black and deep desires” (spoken by Macbeth) introduce the theme of the play. Shakespeare wants the audience to think about the corruption and “under the table” dealings that might occur. 2. The different spellings of weird and wyrd identifies the three Weird sisters who sit under the world tree and weave the threads of fate. 3. Macbeth is admirable because he is a courageous and successful general in addition to his personality. His personality is very independent and he is full of personal ambitions. 4. Macbeth wants the prophecy of the Weird Sisters to come true. He longs for it and will do anything to make it happen. 5. Macbeth offers to become Duncan’s messenger in order to inform his wife that Duncan is present and then they can organize the plot to kill him. 6. Macbeth is a courageous and successful General. He has an incredible amount of personal ambition, which becomes his tragic flaw. His ambition is most of the time out of control; for instance, his plan to kill the king. But his ambition is manipulated by his wife. “I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition…” (I.vii 25-26). Macbeth’s wife sought to be the masculine figure in the relationship. She carries his ambition to its evil depths. She instigates him and manipulates him only to further herself. “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty” (I.v 41-43). Macbeth’s loyalty to his wife allows Lady Macbeth to manipulate him. She
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ENGL 1302 taught by Professor Newcomb during the Fall '08 term at Trinity U.

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Macbeth Answers - 1. The lines "Let not light see my black...

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