Lady Macbeth Act

Topics: Macbeth, Duncan I of Scotland, King Duncan Pages: 3 (1204 words) Published: March 30, 2008
1.)In the beginning of, Macbeth, the Macbeths cared for each other. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both were secure with their relationship and each other. They also trusted one another very much. “Great Glamis, worthy Cawdor! Greater than both by the all-hail hereafter! This ignorant present, and I feel now the future is the instant” (Lady Macbeth Act 1, Scene 5, Line 53-58). This quote is showing how excited Lady Macbeth was to see her husband and if she only cared for herself she would not be excited to see him. Towards the end of the play their caring for each other starts to unravel and crumble but any relationship put under the pressure of murder and scandal will start to fall apart and become more distant than it was before.

2.)The witches picked Macbeth as their victim because they could tell that he would be a gullible easy target. “If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir.” (Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 3, Line 142-143). This quote is from right after the witches tell Macbeth his fate and the witched word’s go right to his head. Banquo would have not served the same purpose as Macbeth because he did not believe what the witches said. “Might yet enkindle you unto the crown besides the thane of cawdor. But ‘tis strange; and oftentimes, to us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths.” (Banquo, Act 1, scene 3, line 120). This quote is showing that Banquo is not believing what the witches said and he that he thinks the witches are just a joke.

3.)Shakespeare puts double meanings throughout the play to make the reader think about the situations and to foreshadow what will happen. “Lesser than Macbeth, and greater”( The Witches; Act 1, Scene 3, Line 64) The Witches are saying that Banquo will not be equal to Macbeth and will be less powerful, but in the end Banquo will have greater power. “Not so happy, yet much happier.” (The witches; Act 1, Scene 3, Lines 65) Banquo will not be happy, but in the end he will be much...
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