Macbeth Fair And Foul Is Fair

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Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. “Fair is foul , and foul is fair” is a paradox that can be expressed in so many themes in Macbeth. There are a lot of ways in which these words can be interpreted. The very first time that this statement is being mentioned is in the opening scene when the witches say the exact same thing. Then Macbeth himself repeats it later, just a little different though. Macbeth actually quotes in act 1 scene 3: “So fair is foul a day I have not seen.” This gives a suggestion link between Macbeth and the sisters. It is interesting that he hasn’t met not one of them yet., even though they have already conspired to meet with him.
The witches seem to be the embodiment of the embodiment of the foul part of the phase. By this time, people are being very suspicious about witches believing that they were evil and that they should be burned.All three of the witches are assumed to be mean and untrustworthy. During this time, Guy Fawkes was
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They hardly ever appear to each other without being compared to one another. This appears to have an huge effect to the theme and the development throughout the whole entire play. However, these words are used separately in only just a few times. Fair was used to describe the beautiful ladies, with one of them being Lady Macbeth who was described as fair by King Duncan. Where foul itself was used in the play itself to represent the wickedness and treachery. This play demonstrates that desire can be strong that people become overwhelmed with their own desires. What Shakespeare was trying to say in the play Macbeth that desire was the root of all greed and foulness. Shakespeare then demonstrates the power of greed and desire which is inspired by the witches chant to Macbeth. The chant drives Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to look past the consequences greed and to push towards what they believe is “fair” for

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