Macbeth

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  • Dark vs. Light
  • "So foul and fair a day I have not seen." (1.3. 36)
  • Dark vs. Light
  • "By the clock 'tis day and yet dark night strangles the travelling lamp." (2.4. 6-7)
  • Dark vs. Light
  • "Out, out, brief candle, life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more." (5.5. 22-25)
  • Whenever the witches are present the weather is always rainy and dark. This adds an evil effect to the scene that makes the witches seem even worse than they already are. The witches are evil so the weather helps portray that characteristic. 
  • The day after King Duncan is murdered, Ross and an old man are talking to each other about the previous night. Ross mentions that although the clock says it is day, it is still night. The sun represented good and now that it is gone, darkness are evil plagues Scotland. 
  • On the day of the attack on Scotland, Lady Macbeth decides she can't deal with what she is going through and decides to end her own life. Macbeth, after hearing this news, talks about life being like a candle. The lit candle represents life while the burnt out candle represents death. 
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