Act 1 Scene 3 Two Truths be told

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  • Act 1 Scene 3
    • Beginning
      • 'Two truths are told'
        • Macbeth states that 2 out of the 3 actions have happened - which makes him wonder if if he would become king.
      • 'Cannot be ill, cannot be good:'
        • He states that this cannot be good and cannot be bad.
    • Middle
      • 'why do I yield to that suggestion'
        • As the thought of regicide crosses his mind, he is ashamed of what he is thinking as he can not kill the king for moral and religious reasons.
      • 'my single state of man that function /  Is smother'd in surmise'
        • Macbeth feels that he hardly knows himself for even considering killing Duncan.  This thought is so shocking to him that also feels anxious.
    • End
      • 'If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me'
        • Macbeth calms himself down, by saying just like him being crowned Thane of Cawdor, he might be crowned King by chance.
      • 'Come what come may, /  Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.'
        • Macbeth doesn't let his ambition take over him, making his mind up that he will let chance do the work for him.  This is unlike his wife later on, who lets her ambition take over.


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