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An Interpretation of Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7

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Introduction

An Interpretation of Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7 Act 1 scene 7 is very important in helping the reader follow the story line of the play. It shows us three main things, these are What is happening in the play, Who knows about what in the play like Banquo who saw the witches with Macbeth and knew that he was to become king, and Who the main characters are like Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. This scene helps the reader to understand the play a little bit more, and shows a more evil side to the story. This scene lets the reader piece together the story line so that he can understand it better. Although details of how the murder will take place aren't very clear, by the end of the scene the reader knows what is going to happen next "when we have marked with blood those sleepy two of his chamber, and used their very own daggers, that they have done't?". ...read more.

Middle

He realises that there is a big disadvantage in following what the witches have told him "but only vaulting ambition, which o'er leaps itself and falls on th' other". In the dialogue, Lady Macbeth is bullying him into committing the murder and because at this point Lady Macbeth is the more powerful of the two, she persuades him to kill the king. There is a change in Macbeth's decision in both the soliloquy and the dialogue, the change in the soliloquy is when Macbeth says "first as his kinsman and his subject, strong both against the deed; then as his host, who against his murderer shut the door not to bear the knife myself" because he was going to commit the murder, and now he realises that killing the king is not right. The change in the dialogue is when Macbeth says, "bring forth men children only" this is important because just before hand he had persuaded himself not to commit the murder and now he is going to go through with it. ...read more.

Conclusion

said by Lady Macbeth can be found written with an exclamation mark at the end of it * * * * * The whole of this scene is about regicide and that Macbeth has a lot of pride which means that, even if he knows that it will be a failure in the future, he is powerless to do anything about it at present because he wants the throne, has been told he will get the throne and can't wait for it to come to him. Macbeth knows that he won't be able to keep the fact that he's the murderer a secret for ever, and he tells us this in his soliloquy, but Lady Macbeth in her own wicked way bullies Macbeth into murdering the king. Macbeth is powerless against Lady Macbeth and she uses this to her advantage because anything she says, Macbeth will do. She tells Macbeth that he will come out of this triumphant "but screw your courage to the sticking-place and we'll not fail". Nick Pink P10 ...read more.

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