Unlocking Themes in Macbeth

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Unlocking Themes in  Unlocking Themes in  Macbeth Macbeth Ambition can subvert  reason. When supernatural  powers represent evil,  they should be ignored. The natural order is  disrupted by any upset  in the proper order of  human society.
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Unlocking Themes in  Unlocking Themes in  Macbeth Macbeth Appearances do not  always reflect reality. Despite prophecies of  the future, people are  responsible for their  own actions. Attempts to control the  future by overturning  the natural order of  society are futile.
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            Ambition can subvert Ambition can subvert  reason reason “From this  moment,the very  firstlings of my          shall be the firstlings  of my hand.” Act IV, Scene 1
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Ambition can subvert reason Ambition can subvert reason “Thou wouldst be  great; art not without  ambition, but without  the illness should  attend it.” Act I, Scene 5
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When supernatural powers represent  evil, they should be ignored.
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Davehoyt during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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