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Lady Macbeth

             Darkness in our society is indicative of evil.
             black cat, a dark night, and a dark place are all symbolic of .
             diablerie. Authors use these symbols to describe an evil character or .
             setting. William Shakespeare employs the imagery of darkness in Act 4 .
             of his play Macbeth to describe the agents of disorder. The witches, .
             Macbeth, and Scotland are all described as dark because they represent .
             the agents of chaos. .
             The witches in the first scene of Act 4 are depicted as .
             agents of chaos because of the dark domain around them. The.
             witches meet in a dark cave. The cave is an appropriate setting for .
             the witches because caves tend to represent the under-world and hell, .
             creating a feeling of evil. The witches appearance, "secret, black, .
             and midnight hags" also indicates their evil nature. The witches dark .
             meeting place and dark appearance all emphasize their destructive .
             nature. .
             Macbeth in Act 4: consulted with the witches, murdered .
             Macduff's family, and continued to create chaos in Scotland. Macbeth .
             in Act 4 is described as an agent of disorder, "untitled tyrant .
             bloody-sceptered". The language in Act 1 that described Macbeth has .
             changed from "noble" and "kind" to the diction of Act 4 witch .
             describes Macbeth as "black Macbeth" and a "tyrant". The Castle that .
             Macbeth lives in, Dunsanine is also indicative of darkness. Dunsanine .
             is similar to the word dungeon a dark and dirty place. In Act 4 .
             Macbeth is an agent of disorder, he murders and he consults witches, .
             because of this he is described using dark imagery. .
             Scotland under the rule of Macbeth is described as, "shrouded .
             in darkness", by Malcolm. Scotland in Act 4 has fallen off the "Chain .
             of Being" and is now occupied with the forces of chaos and disorder. .
             Scotland in Act 4 is filled with "sighs, and groans, and shrieks, that .
             rent the air". Scotland is described by Ross as, "O Nation Miserable". .
             All these descriptions of Scotland portray Scotland as a place where .

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