Fair And Fair Is Foul Analysis

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In the Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare has many hidden messages, not to mention many obvious ones. One message in the play is “Foul is fair and, fair is foul” (1.1.12) This quote can be translated out to, bad is good and good is bad. Confusing right? In the play, the main character, Macbeth gets the idea he may become king. The play follows him through his power struggle to the kingship, and it is not a good one. Macbeth does the unthinkable to get where he wants to be, which eventually causes him to lose his mind. The quote “Foul is fair, and fair is foul” is reflected in Macbeth 's climb. He get what he wants, to be king (fair). But then the crimes he commited get to his head, he goes crazy which leads to many more painful events. (foul). This is just one example of how this quote is portrayed in the play. In William Shakespeare 's, Tragedy of Macbeth,…show more content…
In the play, Macbeth is told he would be king. What he did not realize at the time was what he would have to do to be king. Macbeth had to commit unthinkable crimes against people who trusted him. Macbeth and his wife create a plan to kill King Duncan, a noble, trusting friend of Macbeth. After Macbeth killed a traitor of King Duncan, Macbeth was given the title of Thane of Glamis. This shows how much the King of Scotland trusted Macbeth. Macbeth became power hungry and killed Duncan in his plot to become king. As succession runs, with Duncan sons being away, Macbeth took the crown. In order to keep his secret of murder, he had to pick off the people who may be suspicious. This caused him to murder many others, including women and children. These secrets eventually get to him. He goes insane. Eventually Macbeth loses everything, including his life. As portrayed, being king was a great idea, until the price was too much to
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