Macbeth's Passage Act 2 Scene 1

Topics: Macbeth, King Duncan, Duncan I of Scotland Pages: 2 (469 words) Published: December 12, 2010
Alberto Gomez

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Macbeth’s Passage

Shakespeare is one of the mayor authors of English literature. Passages created by Shakespeare are known as excellent because of his new techniques of writing in the English literature. On his multiple tragic plays one of the most important is called Macbeth. Macbeth is characterized of having a strong desire of ambition and treacherous. On the trategy of Macbeth, there is more than one famous passage. Passages where they are analytical fundamental for the play, passages where Shakespeare critics human nature, and talks about death. One of the most important passages of Macbeth is when he is deciding whether the dagger that he sees is real or if it is fake (Act 2, Scene 1).

This passage is a monologue of Macbeth, it is very important because when analyzed one can demonstrate that it is a summary of the entire play. At first it starts talking about how he sees a dagger, and he doesn't know if it is fake or real but what he do know is that he will use it. By this part of the passage one can allude it to a very important theme of the play, appearance or reality. Which also alludes to “foul is fare and fare is foul”. Later starts talking about the death of Duncan and how Macbeth will kill him. Here is the first act of concrete evilness. After this act, he will have blood in his hands, blood that cant be taken away with water. Blood that represents the guiltiness of the first act of killing that he will do. It also alludes to the theme of fake versus reality. Shakespeare writes “Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse the curtained sleep” (Act 2 Scene 1). This means that he doesn't know if his nature and his sleep has ended or not, also brings the theme of reality and appearance. Later he doesn't want anyone to see what he has done, Shakespeare writes this in the passage as “Hear not my steps, which way they walk” (line 57, Scene 1 Act 2).

Shakespeare critics human nature in different ways, in this passage...
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