Hath it slept since? And wakes it now, to look so green and pale At what it did so freely? From this time Such I account thy love. Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valor As thou art in desire” (I, vii, 35-41). Macbeth finally makes a decision but the selfishness of Lady Macbeth thwarts it away and poisons his thoughts by saying that the coward she speaks with now is also a coward in showing his love and passion for her.
In Act 1, scene 7, Lady Macbeth was trying to engage Macbeth ‘ to be a man’ and then to kill Duncan get the throne, Macbeth was hesitant however he said ‘I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none. ’ This demonstrates that Macbeth were obsessed with the power and to trust the weird witches, the fate. The line ‘If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, without my stir. ’Shows that he think he should be the King, it’s destiny. In the history, Jacobean era was a superstitious time and also spit regicide.
As we coast along, nature comes to play its part in this line: "O, full of scorpions is my mind," "Scorpions," usually refers to evil, as scorpions are probably the last thing anyone wants on their way home on a dark night. Other than that, the quote implies that his mind is full of dark, malevolent thoughts that he 'd rather not share with anyone. Right at the start of the play, the audience is treated to one of the most iconic lines of Macbeth: "Fair is foul, and foul is fair," This line contradicts itself, and is a fine example of juxtaposition, as it means that playing fair is playing foul, and playing foul is playing fair, so to say. Moving ahead, we are treated to a passage of wonderful usage of personification: "Out, out, brief candle, / Life 's but a walking shadow, a poor player /
Macbeth’s integrity becomes undone in Act two, Scene two, consequently, the complete destruction of his honour is delivered in a killing blow in Act Five, Scene eight. Firstly, in Act one, Scene two, Macbeth beholds as a man of integrity; which displayed through the literary devices Shakespeare used to emphasise his nobility in battle. By first exploring the mayhem of combat utilising a metaphor, Shakespeare advances to express the fulsome bravery of Macbeth as a warrior to the King. “Doubtful it stood, as two spent swimmers that do cling together and choke their art,” (1.2.7-9). (Acosta, 2014)The use of this metaphor is to prove Macbeth was a brave, loyal and ferocious warrior in a battle that held little hope for either side.
This concept of Macbeths lust for power and at large ambition is first conveyed in Act 1 scene 2. Firstly, Shakespeare conveys these ideas by using phrases such as "Valour 's minion" (the servant of Courage) and "Bellona 's bridegroom" (the husband of War) which exemplify Macbeths heroism which is effective as it sets the Kings critique of Macbeths integrity (2016 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). In Macbeth one of the very first lines a captain announces a speech to King Duncan about ‘brave’ Macbeth saying, “For brave Macbeth—well he deserves that name—Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution, like valour’s minion carved out his passage” (1.2.16-19). At first glimpse it is highly evident that Macbeth is a loyal man to the King this is better explained by the epithet that has been used in order to portray Macbeth; as things like
Throughout Act IV of Macbeth, William Shakespeare expresses Aristotles’s pathos. Pathos is a philosophy that evokes pity. In The Tragedy of Macbeth; Macduff and Lady Macduff are written to evoke sympathy from the audience. Shakespeare includes this scene full of pity, for he wants to give the characters emotion and Shakespeare wants to show the audience that the characters have a heart. Furthermore, In Scene II, Shakespeare uses pathos on Macduff.
As well as that, Shakespeare uses imagery to show deception. This can be seen in the quote of "To know my deed, 'twere best not know myself." In this quote, it moulds a sense that the character, Macbeth, has betrayed himself, his pride and his ego along with those around him. Moreover, Macbeth states that to acknowledge the awful crimes he has been committing, he would be unsure of his own actions and thoughts, therefore this shows that he has changed dramatically from the previous scenes when he tried to convince himself he has no reasons and motivations to kill Duncan. In the wording of "deed" suggests that Macbeth is still trying to deceive himself that this is something he must accomplish.
Macbeth is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, it is thought to have been performed during the early 1600’s. It demonstrates the harmful physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power.Throughout the play of Macbeth the reader is able to see common phrases that are comparable to those of this generation's music, more specifically act 1 to the song ‘I want it all’ by Queen. Firstly, ‘I want it all’ by Queen relates to Macbeth’s ideas of killing King Duncan in act 1, scenes 3-5, it speaks of wanting all of something and doing whatever it takes to get it no matter what consequences that come from it. When Macbeth first learns of the prophecies to become future king his instinct is to kill the king and get him out of the way so he could gain all power. The song states "Gotta get me a future, get out of my way."
Without bothering to shake hands with him, or to say farewell, he ripped him open from his navel to his jaws and stuck his head on our battlements. This text from Act I Scene II is an example of how well Macbeth served his country before he was told he would be Thane of Cawdor then king by the Weird Sisters in Act I Scene III. This great loyalty Macbeth had for his king and country was soon corrupted by greed that clouded his mind with power. In the case of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth power did corrupt them because they craved the power the Weird sisters said they would have. Act I Scene III page 290 MACBETH Speak, if you can.
The extract serves as an important element in the play as it shows Macbeth 's feelings of hesitation before he commits the horrendous crime and how that doubt is resolved. Shakespeare uses structure, personification and foreshadowing to make the soliloquy important and mysterious. Macbeth 's speech is structured in a progressing way showing the development of his feelings. from the point where he has mixed feelings to the point where he is keen on what he has to do. The first seven lines introduce three different questions that Macbeth asks in lines 34, 37 and 39.