Light And Dark Imagery Of MacbethPaper Rating: Word Count: 574 Approx Pages: 2
A tragedy play, written by William Shakespeare, is Macbeth. There are several imageries in the play. This play is filled with imageries of light and darkness. Macbeth is a battle of good versus evil.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are the two people who make up most of the imageries of light and darkness. The both of them with the murders they commit use darkness "Darkness is a tool that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth use to lead them both to excute deadly, murderous acts. (Vijay Choksi)
The witches are very evil. "The plot directly affecting Macbeth starts off when he meets The Three Witches who tell him a prophecy that piques his mind. They tell him that he will soon be the king of Scotland: (Choksi) "All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter! ¬Ě (1.3.49) At this point, Macbeth did not know what the witches are talking about. "The witches' prophecies lead him to consider the role and the privilege of being king which he would have never considered before. ¬Ě (Choksi) Macbeth says to himself, "Stars, hide your fires, let not light see my black and deep desires. ¬Ě (Choksi 1.5.51-52) Macbeth wants the darkness to hide his evil desires. He does not want anyone to know what he has done.
As Lady Macbeth here that Macbeth will be king, she is all for murdering Duncan.
According to Choki ¬¶ Lady Macbeth asks the sprits to "unsex ¬Ě her "make thick her blood ¬Ě as to stop its access to remorse, and, generally, to give her the strength to do the evil deed. She too calls upon darkness to play a role in hiding the deadly act, or rather "assist ¬Ě her in the murder. (Choksi) Macbeth and Lady Macbeth want darkness to surround them while they murder of Duncan. After the murder of Duncan, Macbeth is crowned king. Since he became king a foul way, Macbeth had to be careful that no one found out the truth. (Choksi)
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