Macbeth

May 1, 2015 - Essential Passage by Theme: The Hero. ♢. Essential ... On the level of human evil, Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy is about Macbeth's b...

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about murdering Duncan and becoming king, but pushes the thought away. Later that day ... They show him three apparitions who tell Macbeth to beware Macduff, but also that no "man born of woman" can defeat him and that he will rule until Birnam Wood

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Analysis. The end is near for Macbeth. Although the initial prophecy of the three witches has been fulfilled (i.e., that. Macbeth would be king), it was clear and straightforward, devoid of any subtle shades of meaning. The later prophecies are not s

Note the significance of the number three: three witches, three traitorous thanes, three appearances of the witches etc. The number three and events grouped in three is very important. It is a cabalistic and potent number: Holy Trinity, three men cru

May 1, 2015 - Malcolm, on the other hand, seems to put his trust in loyalty and tradition: "This is the sergeant/who like a good and ... Here and now, however, it seems a very normal thing for a king to reward "noble" (1.2.66) ...... This scene point

What Macbeth would like best is to become king without having to kill Duncan: 'If chance will have me King, why, chance may ..... In thunder, lightning or in rain?' Stormy weather is a sign that evil is afoot. When the Sergeant is describing the batt