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 .
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 .