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Unformatted text preview: and his current situation. In this case Macbeth has played a role in a bad play where he will inevitably meet an unhappy ending. Macbeth compares his life to a poor player thatfrets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is apparent that this idea that life is but a play does not seem to encourage Macbeth. I believe this speech is Macbeths coming to terms moment where he finally realizes the role he has played. In a way Macbeth began his life as a thane and then took on the role of king much like an actor would in a play. However, in Macbeths case his screenplay is almost over; to the last syllable of recorded time. I believe that it is this metaphor that accounts for this speechs power for we see a man whose life was full of sound, fury, and words yet amounted to nothing....
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