Macbeth Act 1 Scene 1

Topics: English-language films, Witchcraft, Things Fall Apart Pages: 2 (277 words) Published: August 7, 2013
Act 1 Scene 1
Setting
* Witch laughter
* Haunted
* Rain & Thunder
* Dark
* Supernatural
These are all what Shakespeare wants us to feel setting
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Quotes
“In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” [A1S1 L1 Pg 23]
* Foreshadows the play/ ending
* Not in right place
* Theme of Against the Order of Nature
“When the battle’s lost and won.” [A1S1 L2 Pg 23]
* “lost and won”
* Riddle/ contradicting/ complex
* Suggest magic/ witchcraft
* Theme of Supernatural
“That will be ere the set of sun” [A1S1 L3 Pg 25]
* Ere before; sooner than
* Sun refers to king/ god
* “ere the set of sun” sun is setting = darkness ending * Things fall apart
* Current kings (dies)
* Kingdom
* Control
* Chaos
* Disaster
“Upon the heath” [A1S1 L5 Pg 25]
* Heath barren, wild place
* Darkness/ evil
* No one will see them
* Lack of life
* Mysterious
* Supernatural? Against Order of Nature?

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air” [A1S1 L10 Pg 25] * Fog not clear, Filthy evil; Theme of Supernatural and Against Order of Nature * Deceiving
* Macbeth trusts the witches
* Theme of Appearance vs Nature Human Nature

* “Fair is foul, and foul is fair”
* to the witches fair and foul are the same.  It's a paradox * the witches the agents of evil and foul in the play
* Macbeth a study in evil and darkness
* the thing that we think is good (fair), the witches think that it's bad (foul) * the thing that we think is bad (foul), the witches think that it's good (fair) * the witches are foul but they give fair advice

* something correct can be wrong; while something bad can be correct * NOTHING IS FAIR AND FOUL
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