Dagger Scene

Dagger Scene
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Clara Kim

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  • What will you do? Let's not consort with them: To show and unfelt sorrow is an office Which the false man does easy. I'll to England.
  • To Ireland, I; our separated fortune Shall Keep us both the safer:
  • Where we are, There's daggers in men's smiles: the near in blood, The nearer bloody.
  • Theme: Suspicion (applied to entire scene) Motif: Appearance vs. Reality Symbolism: False man = Macbeth Malcolm is suspicious of Macbeth's true feelings about Duncan's murder=>Conflict between Malcolm and Macbeth
  • This murderous shaft that's shot Hat not yet lighted, and our safest way Is to avoid the aim.
  • This implies that he suspects Macbeth.=>Conflict between Donalbain and Macbeth It would be best for us not to be together. That way, each of us will be safer.
  • Therefore, to horse; And let us not be dainty of leave-taking, But shift away
  • Motif: Appearance vs. reality Daggers in Men's Smiles => Metaphor =I don't trust anyone, they might plan to kill us. the Close relationships are more likely to be suspected of murder.
  • there's warrant in that theft Which steals itself, when there's no mercy left.
  • Metaphor: Arrow still flying towards its target =>Murderous schme has not yet reached finality Shot, arrow => Killing Implication: there will be more assassination.
  • Therefore, let's get on our horses. We won't even say good-bye to anyone. =>It would be a greater chance of success if they leave secretly
  • Malcolm warns that they can expect no mercy from Macbeth. "Stealing away" from the castle to preserve their own lives. Implication - they can live to fight another day
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