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So Foul And Fair A Day Have Not Seen

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Our initial impression of Macbeth, based on the captains ' report of his valor and prowess in battle, is immediately complicated by Macbeth's obvious fixation upon witches ' prophecy. Macbeth is a noble and courageous warrior, but his reaction to witches ' pronouncements emphasizes his great desire for power and prestige. Macbeth immediately realized that fulfillment of prophecy may require conspiracy and murder on his part. He clearly allows himself to consider taking such actions, although he is by no means resolved to do so. His reaction to prophecy displays fundamental confusion and inactivity: instead of resolving to act on witches ' claims, or simply dismissing them, Macbeth talks himself into kind of thoughtful stupor as he tries to work out the situation for himself. In the following scene, Lady Macbeth will emerge and drive hesitant Macbeth to act; she will propel his achievements. Once Lady Macbeth hears of the witches ' prophecy, Duncan's life is doom. Macbeth contains some of Shakespeares most vivid female characters. Lady Macbeth and three witches are extremely wicked, but they are also stronger and more imposing than men around them. Sinister witches cast mood for the entire play. Their rhyming incantations stand out eerily amid blank verse spoken by other characters, and their grotesque figures of speech establish a lingering aura. Whenever they appear, stage directions deliberately link them to unease and lurking chaos in the natural world by insisting on thunder or thunder and lightning. Shakespeare has witches speak in language of contradiction. Their famous line Fair is foul, and foul is Fair is a prominent example, but there are many others, such as their characterization of Banquo as lesser than Macbeth, and greater. Such speeches add to the sense of moral confusion by implying that nothing is quite what it seem. Interestingly, Macbeth's first line in the play is so foul and Fair Day I have not see. This line echoes witches ' words and establishes a connection between them and Macbeth. It also suggests that Macbeth is the focus of the drama's moral confusion.

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