4. It tells us that Macbeth has a conscience. He does not want to spoil somebody else’s destiny for his own future. It is important because it emphasises on the conflict he is going to suffer from and that if he murders the king, he would not be happy about it. Scene 4 1.
4. What is ironic about the lines “No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive..greet Macbeth”? This quote is ironic because King Duncan is completely deceived by Macbeth who he trusted. This quote relates to the previous Thane of Cawdor which King Duncan trusted and said he was his friend but betrayed him. This situation is similar to the betrayal of Macbeth and the King.
i. 27-28). 2. Macbeth is looming between the real world and a distorted version of the world around him. This may be a subconscious effect for him to be able to cope better with the murder of Duncan, as his subconscious may be the only part of him truly grasping the magnitude of the crime about to be committed.
3. Diction Words such as “virtues”, “justice” and “trust” are all used to describe Duncan at some point in the soliloquy. Shakespeare purposefully chose these words to convey Duncan as a blameless, virtuous king in which Macbeth knows, but yet have to overcome his conscience and kill. Other words such as “plaque”, “damnation” and “poisoned” are utilized to portray Macbeth’s guilt insinuating that he is not naturally inclined to commit evil
The king should be patient, have justice, mercy and lowliness. Both Edward, who we will speak about later and Duncan are seen as saintly figures in this play while Macbeth has a horrible soul and is bound to hell. Duncan is a man of prayer while Macbeth cannot pray at all. The king’s most important duty is to protect his people which Duncan does, unlike Macbeth who turns against his people with a reign of terror. This shows just how Kingship is a good force shown by Duncan in this play.
Where there is a positive figure there will always be a negative mocking the good. During the act, Macbeth, Shakespeare uses contrasting images of lightness and darkness to express the differences of powers used amongst two different characters. The character Macbeth is a very important aspect of the play because his is referred to as the tyrant: a dark, evil and violent dictator that does nothing, but tries and destroys other around him. Duncan on the behalf is a loyal king to the people of Scotland. Duncan tries to praise the people around him and honor them for the good that they instill.
“Friar Lawrence, less ambitious and more desperate than his fellow manipulators, does not hope that Juliet’s death will dissolve the families’ hatreds but only that it will give Romeo and chance to come and carry her off” (Snyder). At this point Romeo and Juliet’s relationship could not solve the problems between the families and the Friar was only uniting them. This is what made the Friar so repulsive. Even now after deaths and family issues, He treated the situation like a game. “Hold, daughter, I do spy a kind of hope, / Which craves as desperate an execution / As that is desperate which we would prevent (4.1.69-71).
Shakespeare would not show Banquo warning Macbeth if he did not want the audience to know that Banquo realizes Macbeth may be thinking about something evil. In this way, the quote helps the audience understand the relationship between Banquo and Macbeth. This helps the plot develop because it then makes more of an impact on the audience when Macbeth orders Banquo's death. This quote definitely helps the audience discover what Banquo's character acts like in regards to Macbeth. The quote shows how Banquo cares about Macbeth, as he warns him about the prophecies.
During the beginning of the play Macbeth is very loyal to Duncan and would do anything he asked of him. However, this all begins to halt when Macbeth starts to think selfishly. As the beginning of the play develops further, he starts to have a much larger urge to be king. He begins to have violent dreams and starts to think of ways to make himself king. Macbeth’s character begins to change dramatically with the heavy influence from his wife, Lady Macbeth.
However, Macbeth is not only scared of being king, there is also an additional consequence that Macbeth becoming King entails something, most likely to be bad, happening to King Duncan, a very loyal friend to Macbeth. For Macbeth to become king, Malcolm and Donaldbain would also have to die. Based on these factors, it is not surprising that Macbeth’s character is skeptical towards the witches and their predictions. Secondly, shortly following this, the witches’ first prophecy comes true and Macbeth becomes