Macbeth Art Piece Analysis

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Macbeth Art Piece Introduction The topic that this art piece relates to is the effects of fear. In Macbeth, the lead character, Macbeth, kills King Duncan, king of Scotland, to take over the throne, as prophesized by the three witches. Macbeth, after seizing the throne, rules in an unruly manner. However, to seize the throne, Macbeth had to commit a few homicides to secure his position. All of which led to the Macbeth’s hallucinations, death streak and paranoia. Overall, Macbeth shows that committing unruly and harsh crimes lead to life full of fear and its effects often lead to one’s downfall. Quotes and symbols The first quote that this art piece refers to is: “Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me…show more content…
Even though Banquo has shown no signs of being an immediate threat, his suspicion is all Macbeth needs to convince himself to have Banquo murdered. To relate to this is a wolf. Wolfs are mean and aggressive animals who symbolize deep connection with one’s instincts and often lacking trust in others. Macbeth is similar to this because he trusts his own instincts and eliminates anyone whom he lacks trust in. Macbeth is shown as a wolf killing Banquo who is represented as a swan. Swans represent innocence, therefore are a good depiction of Banquo. Banquo is an innocent man who is always honest and abides by the law. However, this would lead to Macbeth’s downfall as he could be exposed or threatened by a suspicious Banquo, which is the reason why he fears him. It is also represented as the predator killing the prey, in this case Macbeth killing Banquo. This demonstrates another effect of fear because usually when a person fears that another is going to harm him or trouble him, he or she tries to eliminate that person or people closely related, to weaken that person, and to ease one’s minds of the stress built up by

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