Macbeth Quotation Analysis - And sometimes, to win us our harm, / The instruments of darkness tell us truths,

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  • "And oftentimes, to win us our harm, / The instruments of darkness tell us truths" - Banquo, A1S3
    • Theme: Good and Evil
      • Darkness = the devil
        • symbolises all evil - THE evil.
      • Truths = the good
        • Are they linked? Can the devil / evil show us truth / good?
          • Darkness = the devil
            • symbolises all evil - THE evil.
        • the opposite of deceit and lies, (evil)
    • Relatively difficult quote to learn for the exam
      • Learn a small section of the quote or key words
        • 'instruments of darkness'
        • 'truths'
        • 'win us our harm'
      • However, it is very useful and shows Banquo's temptation for the first time.
    • Themes: Temptation and Ambition
      • Banquo is tempted by 'darkness' to perhaps commit wrong for his ambition
        • However, it is very useful and shows Banquo's temptation for the first time.
      • Banquo is attempting to give logical excuses for committing sin for one's ambiton
    • Theme: Death and Loss
      • instruments of darkness
        • Perhaps suggesting weaponry?
        • Carrying out the devil's work?
        • Sinning for one's own personal needs and ambitions
          • is it justified?
      • tell us truths
        • Through these 'evil' acts is 'good' revealed?
          • is it justified?
          • Theme: Good and Evil
            • Truths = the good
              • Are they linked? Can the devil / evil show us truth / good?
                • the opposite of deceit and lies, (evil)

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