Macbeth Light And Dark Analysis

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Light and Dark are most common motifs. Light often symbolizes the life, good and order, while the dark symbolizes the death, bad, and evil. These aspects of thinking are continued until today, where many people can easily understand the motifs of the play. In the Macbeth, the light and dark are often used, so the audience can see the compared characteristics, and apply to the theme of the play. Also, Shakespeare is hiding the allusion in a simple effect of the play that the audience can pass easily without noticing. Therefore, if the audience meticulously pays attention to the details of light and dark, they can enjoy the various meanings of light and dark in the Shakespeare’s play ‘Macbeth’. The light and dark seem to have compared characteristics only, but when they are closely investigated, they are also interrelated: If…show more content…
Banquo’s son Fleance carries a torch. This mean is that the Fleance will survive from the dark, which later it means that he will survive from the danger that might kill him. Also, because the torch is needed to light the way, it means that the setting is very dark. Therefore, in this scene, the Shakespeare is setting the scene as very dark and shady. Since the dark night is represented bad happenings in Macbeth, this scene is alluding the murder of Duncan, that will occur later. In Act 2, Scene 3, Lennox talks about how the night that Duncan got killed was very unruly. He said, “Some say, the earth was feverous and did shake. ” From this, the audience can see that the night was very intense that it also affect the good nature. In the beginning of the Act 2, Scene 4, Old man and Ross are talking about the dreadful and dark night. The Old man said it was very unnatural. From this conversation, it is clear that nature was upset by the unnatural death of Duncan. It was the evil that made good disappeared at the night when the unnatural death of Duncan
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