Macbeth Nobility Quotes Analysis

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Macbeth’s initial character portrayed him to be a man of nobility by being a military hero. However, due to the weird sister’s prophesies, Lady Macbeth’s manipulation and influences and man’s own ambition, Macbeth was led astray and under goes a change into a murderous tyrant. In the opening scenes of Macbeth, Macbeth is reported brave as he fought to defend Duncan against a rebellion. Macbeth’s loyalty and nobility is shown in the quote ‘which smok’d with bloody excetution’. This description describes Macebth’s sword killing the rebel MacDonald. It is a violent image, suggesting that Macbeth is willing to sacrifice his own life and be out in the front defending his king. Due to this action, Macbeth is referred to as ‘noble’ by Duncan. “For brave Macbeth- well he deserves that name… Noble Macbeth…’ in this quote, the adjective ‘brave’ is used to describe Macbeth’s actions in battle. He has loyally defended his king, Duncan. The repetition of words with a positive connotation of nobility and loyalty establishes Macbeth’s character as a noble man. In Act 1 Scene 3, Macbeth encounters a meeting with the witches which prophesise his future by showering him with three titles; Thane of Glamis, Thane…show more content…
The symbolism of dark and light is relevant as Macbeth’s light which is his conscious is starting to play him and become unravelled with evil thoughts leading him astray. In context, the quote is when Macbeth finds out that Duncan intends his son, Malcolm to become king. The alliteration ‘deep desires’ displays that Macbeth, here, is overcome by ambition, this leads Macbeth to want to hide his ambition in darkness and reflects on the evil of his ambition. The quote also highlights the depth of this ambition driving him to do

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