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- Created on: 26-05-17 18:08
Violence Essay Plan
And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,
The instruments of darkness tell us truths,
Win us with honest trifles, to betray's
In deepest consequence.
Macbeth and Banquo have just learnt that Macbeth is Thane of Cawdor which confirms the witches prophecy
Banquo says that the stories told but the witches may be attempts to manipulate Macbeth
Are the witches dictating the men’s destinies or do men maintain the ability to avoid or affect the prophecies being presented?
Banquo contends that the witches are actively exploiting him and Macbeth yet he also notes that they ‘tell us truths; which would seem to imply that nothing they recount is false
The resolution comes in a similarly paradoxical phrase ‘honest trifles’ that ‘betray’
à Banquo means that aspects of the witches prophecies are true but that those components are ultimately insignificant
Believes that instruments of darkness’ will use the prophecies to gain control over him and Macbeth and manipulate them
Banquo argues that he and Macbeth should resist believing the witches
This beliefs posits a worldwide view which humans can act freely from the influence of supernatural forces.
Shakespeare uses two characters mixed responses to present two different ways of viewing the supernatural forces in his work, as either manoeuvring or merely recounting fate.
Look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under it.
Lady Macbeth entreats her husband to kill Duncan that night. She recommends he act secretively and strike out violently.
]Apperance vs Reality. While Macbeth remain uncertain about whether he wishes to deceive and kill Duncan, Lady Macbeth is fully committed to the…