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Quote| Whose line is it?| Rewrite this quote in your own words or explain what it means| What does this quote reveal about the character’s state of mind, or what is happening in the play at that moment?| ‘Fair is foul and foul is fair.’ (Act 1, Scene 1)| The Witches| When life is deceiving people.When things are not as they seem.| They were getting ready for the prophesy of Macbeth.| ‘…but all’s too weak: For brave Macbeth – well he deserves that name – disdaining fortune, with his brandish’d steel, which smoked with bloody execution, like valor’s minion carved out his passage til he faced the slave; which ne’er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him, till he unseam’d him from the nave to th’ chops, and fix’d his head upon our battlements.’ (Act 1, Scene 2 18-25)| Captain| Macbeth deserves to be called brave because he killed the leader of the rebels and stuck his head on the castle wall. | The captain is exited, pleased and admired about Macbeth. He is ignoring his own wounds | ‘…this supernatural soliciting cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill why hath it given me earnest of success, commencing in a truth? I am Thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and make my seated heart knock at my ribs, against the use of nature?’ (Act 1, Scene 3 138-145)| Macbeth| Am I allowed to use the witches prophesy, am I to go further in what they say? Will I be punished for this?| He has just become shocked at how the witches prophesy has started to for fill itself, and it kind of shocked by it. This was said when Macbeth was named Thane of Cawdor.| ‘Present fears are less than horrible imaginings. My thought, whose murder is yet but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function is smothered in surmise, and nothing is but what is not.’ (Act 1, Scene 3 147-152)| Macbeth| My mind is going insane and seeing things that relate to murderous thoughts.| It shows that he is becoming a coward...
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