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Macbeth Loyalty Quotes

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Betrayal and loyalty is a huge concept that most of us have heard about. We see this concepts used in famous movies, plays, readings, and even songs. It is a term that most of us are familiar with. For example, a famous betrayal and loyalty movie would be “The Lion King” where Scar kills Mufasa. In comparison, Shakespeare's Macbeth and Bob Dylan’s “Positively 4th Street” show the same concepts, but in two different ways. Macbeth uses the concepts of Betrayal and loyalty through the use of emotion, allowing him to illustrate the concept more loyalty. Dylan chose to express the same concept, but used it to draw attention to a specific example. Although more explicit in "Positively 4th Street", Macbeth is more effective at using betrayal because…show more content…
Granted she may not have been the best wife out there for him, she has always stayed loyal towards him. When both King Duncan and Banquo's murder happened, she kept it a secret for him. In addition, she also kept it a secret because she was one of the main convincers to tell Macbeth to kill both of them. A quote from Macbeth states, “Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie! A soldier, and afeard? What / need we fear who knows it, when none can call our / pow’r to accompt? Yet who would have thought the old / man to have had so much blood in him.” (5.1.36-38). Lady Macbeth was always there for Macbeth, but at the same time unintentionally betrayed him as well. She is known for being crazy in the play. The things she says, does, and thinks are all unnatural to what we originally think. One night after all murders were done and when Macbeth thought everything was going good, Lady Macbeth started sleep walking. During this, she gave away everything. She revealed the murderer behind the King’s death and Banquo’s death. She provided more information for people to dislike and hate Macbeth even more, and ultimately changed peoples views of the new “king”. In “Positively 4th Street”, the song quotes “You got a lot of nerve/ To say you are my friend/ When I was down/ You Stood there grinning” (Bob Dylan 1-4). This is a perfect replica of how the song can connect with MacBeth. When MacBeth started failing at things, Lady MacBeth…show more content…
It was almost if every line in the song could relate to one specific scene in the play. Both Macbeth and “Positively 4h Street” explain the concept of Betrayal and Loyalty very well. It really brings out the feel of how this concept is used not in just our lives, but in famous things such as movies and books. As stated from before, the two combined can give more than enough evidence of how betrayal and loyalty works in each piece. In Macbeth, we saw certain types of betrayal and loyalty from almost all of the main characters such as the killing of King Duncan, the murder of Banquo, and the connection between MacBeth and his wife. With “Positively 4th street” we saw how it gave us that more explicit manner of this concept with it’s meaningful lyrics! Both Shakespeare and Dylan provide a new outlook as to what a grievance the concepts of betrayal and loyalty can
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