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Macbeth : Act III scene III

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In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Act III scene III, the scene is that of a murder with three guilty parties, one having been unexpected by the initial two. It is clear that the first two were lowly murderers recently hired by Macbeth, but the mysterious third is somewhat of an enigma, his identity having never been concluded upon. Evidence shows that it couldn't have been Macbeth, seeing as how the unnamed was asked by the first murderer "But who did bid thee join with us?" had it been Macbeth then anyone in their right mind would have known that he had come on his own accord. Also obviously exempt from suspicion is Lady Macbeth, her being emotionally distraught at the time, besides the fact that the plot against Banquo's life was completely unbeknownst to her, is more than enough to prove without a doubt that she was not involved in this most fatal affair. ...read more.


For one thing, his ridiculously comical antics and characteristic tendencies indicate that Woody most likely would have stammered and stuttered, eventually bungled in holding the knife, let it fumble to the ground, and took to the medieval hills. The most convincing contradiction to Allen's presence in scene III is the fact that he is not fluent in Elizabethan English, and had he been murderer #3, instead of exclaiming "'Tis he." In line 25 of act 3, his proclamation would have been more along the lines of "Holy Bejesus, it's him!" Now as for Ozzy Osborne, I believe that he wouldn't have been so unceremonious as to simply stab Banquo. Rather, as his hit "Black Sabbath" implies, he would have been inclined to feel that an abduction and sacrifice were in order, yet this did not occur. ...read more.


Well whom better than but my servant? Also an incriminating factor is the fact that Seyton was just outside the door easily within hearing distance when Macbeth was holding council with the two murderers, a thought which also could have occurred to Macbeth. In fear of exposure via Seyton's eavesdropping, I think that Macbeth chose to incorporate Seyton in the murder upon the assumption that his own guilty involvement in the dire matter would prevent his disclosure of the fatal night's happenings. The final substantiation in my mind of Seyton's perpetration of this most dastardly deed was the likely appellative-ness of his peculiar cognate. With a name like Seyton, how couldn't it be him? ?? ?? ?? ?? MACBETH ACT III MURDER ESSAY J.D. DAVIS Revised Draft ...read more.

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