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Macbeth Question 3 PG223

Macbeth Question 3 PG223 - both already feel the guilt of...

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Jessica Jacob Per 4 11/18/10 Macbeth Study and Discussion Question 3 3.A. Scenes 1 and 2 reveal a moral change in Macbeth because he orders for his best friend to be murdered just to save his crown. He fears that Banquo will take it from him. “There is none but he whose being I do fear. And under him my genius is rebuked, as it is said Mark Antony’s was by Caesar” (Macbeth lines 54-57). Macbeth feels threatened by Banquo, even though no matter what, Banquo would stay by his side. He felt the guilt from killing Duncan, but that did not stop him from killing Banquo, which shows Macbeth’s lack of morals all together. 3.B. The change in relationship that Macbeth and his wife both experience is that they have both changed roles within the play. In scenes one and two, Lady Macbeth was the one who pushed Macbeth to kill Duncan. However, in scene three, Macbeth is the one pushing to kill Banquo as Lady Macbeth tries to make him stay back and enjoy the party instead of worrying since they
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Unformatted text preview: both already feel the guilt of killing Duncan. “Naught’s had, all’s spent, where our desire is got without content. Tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy” (Lady Macbeth lines 4-8). Lady Macbeth already regrets killing Duncan. She wishes not to make any more deaths and create a bigger hole than they already have. 3.C. The change in the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth reveals that the moral state of Macbeth is questionable. It is almost as if his regret over killing Duncan disappeared as he began to seek out the death of Banquo. “Come, sealing night, scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day, and with thy bloody and invisible hand cancel and tear to pieces the great bond that keeps me pale!(Macbeth lines 46-50). Banquo is Macbeth’s best friend, and yet he is willing to stab him in the back to keep the crown. This shows that his greed is taking over any and all morals Macbeth has....
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