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Macbeth, who is deeply obsessed by the witches claims never to think about them. ?I think not of them.? They agree to continue their conversation later. Banquo converses politely and passes on Duncan?s compliments to Macbeth and a diamond for his wife. Macbeth advises Banquo to side with him in the future. ?If you shall cleave to my consents, when?tis it shall make honor for you.? Banquo?s explicitly states that he does not want an active role in helping Macbeth become king. He resolves to honour his commitment to Duncan instead. He believes true manhood means acting honorably.
- Word count: 1044
How does Shakespeare present the conflict of good and evil in his play, Macbeth? How do these extremes reflect the time in which the play was written?
He goes on to say, ?Stars hide your fires, / Let not light see my black and deep desires.? Evil committed in darkness is a recurring theme across the play. Macbeth wishes to hide his evil deeds in the night, out of the sight of men and arguably out of the sight of God, as light typifies all that is good and at the time God was considered to be the ultimate good. This meaning would not have been lost on a Jacobean audience.
- Word count: 1961
Discuss what Lady Macbeths persuasive language in Act 1 Scene 7 reveals to the audience about her character & relationship with her husband
him to get his courage up and reassures him that they will not fail which is all influenced by the rhetorical question. She also questions his manhood in the quote,?When durst do it, then you were a man,? by scolding him and saying that he is not a man now as he didn?t dare to do it and this has made him more feminine which is a great insult to give someone in Shakespearean times, which proves my point that Lady Macbeth does not want to give up and she f ft ff people into doing whatever she wants him to do.
- Word count: 1311