Revenge and Violence

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  • Revenge and Violence
    • Contrasted with justice
    • Macbeth claims to act in revenge for Duncan's murder
      • "O, yet i do repent me of my fury, That I did kill them" - Macbeth
    • When Macbeth summons the witches, the ghost of Banquo "smiles" at him, implying that his revenge in complete and his descendants will be king
    • Macduff's vengance
    • "It will have blood; blood they say, blood will have blood
    • Macduff promises that Macbeth escaping from him is as likely as heaven forgiving him
    • "The castle of Macduff I will suprise; ieze upon Fife; give to th'edge o'th'sword his wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line" - Macbeth
    • "Which ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him, Till he unseamed him from the nave to th' chops,And fixed his head upon our battlements" - Captain
    • The play begins with a battle, contains the murder of men, women, and children, and ends not just with a climactic siege but the suicide of Lady Macbeth and the beheading of its main character, Macbeth
    • Every violent act, seems to lead inevitably to the next


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