C- Essay on Macbeth light vs dark

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Dark versus light is apparent throughout Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Macbeth’s evil darkness intensifies as his light and goodness diminish. The witches are the root of evil, and as Macbeth interacts with them, his journey into the darkness begins. If this evil had never perished, the world would be utter chaos. Lady Macbeth’s darkness cannot completely over take her life because within Lady Macbeth a glimmer of light must always be evident. Therefore dark and evil must dissipate in order for the world to continue staying in balance in Macbeth. There will always be some sort of evil lurking in the shadows. The greed and sins that dwell within everyone would grow until the world would fall into disarray and complete turmoil; evil must vanish itself to create order. In Macbeth, the darkness in the hearts of the characters either disappear or the characters realize what the darkness had done to them.
When the images of witches are brought up in any piece of literature, they are usually associated with darkness and/or evil. This is also the case in Macbeth. Shakespeare uses many techniques to enforce this stereotype of witches. He uses pathetic fallacy to convey the dark surroundings as they “Hover through the fog and filthy air”
(1 . 1 . 12). The setting in this scene and voices of the witches strengthen the impact of the wickedness of the witches. Pathetic fallacy is shown again from Hecate when she states, “Hark! I am call’d; my little spirit, see, sits in a foggy cloud, and stays for me,”
(3 . 5 . 34-35) which also has a great imagery as the reader easily imagines the fog (thus creating an evil and dark setting for the witches once again). As the witches are taking these orders form Hecate, Macbeth charges in and exclaims, “How now, you secret black and midnight hags!” (4 . 1 . 48), thus revealing the malevolence and malice of the witches. His harsh words provide

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