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Important Words in Macbeth - Trust, Honour, Loyalty

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Important Words in Macbeth Trust � In Act One, Scene Seven Macbeth is speaking to Lady Macbeth about how he does not wish to murder King Duncan anymore. The reason for this is because he is scared that he will fail in carrying out the murder. Eventually, Lady Macbeth persuades him to carry out the evil deed because she convinces him that they will definitely not fail as she tells him her entire plan. Furthermore, she also makes him feel small and worthless by calling him a "coward". After hearing everything that Lady Macbeth has to say, Macbeth says "I am settled, and bend up each corporal agent to this terrible feat. ...read more.


This is illustrated when King Duncan compliments Macbeth, for example "O worthiest cousin!". Macbeth shows his loyalty to King Duncan by saying "The service and Loyalty I owe, in doing it, pays itself. Your highness' part is to receive our duties: and our duties Are to your throne and state children and servants, Which do but what they should, by doing everything safe towards your love and honour?" Honour � In Act One, Scene Three Ross tells Macbeth that he has the great honour of becoming Thane of Cawdor. He says "And, for an earnest of a greater honour, He bade me, from him, call thee thane of Cawdor: In which addition, hail, most worthy thane! ...read more.


Duncan's sons, Malcolm and Doanldbain, decide to run away to ~England and Ireland out of fear in case anyone attempts to murder them. Macbeth is happy when he is crowned King of Scotland. Suspicion � Banquo is suspicious of Macbeth. Macbeth has got everything that he wanted now; Caudor, Glamie and now he has been crownd King of Scotland, just like the three weird women had prophesised. Banquo fears that to get what he wanted, Macbeth used evil deeds. Even though he may be King for now, this title will not remain in his family. This is because #banquo, himself, will be the root and father of many kings. Macbeth being crowned King is evidence that the three, weird sisters' prophecies will become true. Banquo has hope in his mind and will not stay quiet any longer. ...read more.

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