Macbeth Manhood Essay Plan

Macbeth Manhood essay plan

Stars, hide your fires!
Let not light see my black and deep desires.

àReligion, he decides to commit a sin and remove the threats posed to him

à Rejection of God is seen as a sin itself in Jacobean times

à Gothic use of opposites, Macbeth uses light and dark to illustrates the good and bad and also show heaven against hell.

à He is concerned that other humans will spy his desires and will be observed by supernatural forces, this confirms his allegiance to the witches’ paranormal tendencies

àUnderpinnings of Macbeths striking guilt compiles and the implication od a corresponding spiritual system

à ‘Starts hide your fires’ shows that Macbeth wishes to remain invisible such that his ‘black and deep desires’ could not be observed

à Darkness stands for Macbeth’s moral exploitations

à Light is represented as an active agent that can ‘see’ into those desires; it stands for a supernatural or even holy force that scrutinizes man’s actions


I have no spur
To ***** the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself
And falls on the other.

à Ponders whether he should follow on his plan to kill Duncan.

à Observes that he is being motivated by aspirations for power rather than responding to specific injustice

àMake subtle point about two different reasons why one would be impelled act

à to have ‘spur; or clear




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