Macbeth: Night & Darkness

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Macbeth: Night & Darkness
1 Evil
1.1 Act 3 Scene 2: Lines 130-145, Macbeth is speaking to the murderers about how to kill Banquo. He tells the murderers that the crime must be committed that night, under the blanket of darkness. This shows that he is an evil side, since he is willing to murder his best friend, based only on the suspicion that Banquo knows about Macebth's secrets.
1.2 Act 1 Scene 5: In lines 37-53, Lady Macbeth is waiting for Macbeth to return home. She is hoping for a thick, dark night to occur, so that the wounds she creates that night will not be prevented by a meddling witness.
1.3 Act 3 Scene 3: Banquo arrives at Macbeth's castle one night, where three murderers are waiting for him to arrive. They brutally murder him, and burn out the torch light. Fleance, Banquo's son, manages to escape, which makes Macbeth fearful for his life, and makes him fear that he will soon be found out for murdering Duncan.
2 Guilt
2.1 Act 3 Scene 2: Lines 26-56, Lady Macbeth is telling Macbeth that he needs to be less of a chicken, less of a coward, and more of a man, so that he can go through with the murder of Banquo, which he is already feeling guilty about, even though it hasn't occurred yet.
2.2 Act 2 Scene 1: Lines 1-28, Macbeth, in his soliloquy, is preparing to murder Duncan in his sleep. He sees a dagger floating in front of him, and is not sure whether or not he can go through with such a crime. However, in the end, he decides that the murder must happen
2.3 Act 1 Scene 7: Lines 29-83, Lady Macbeth prepares Macbeth to murder Duncan by calling him a coward, and telling him to be a man. This makes him lose any guilt, and he decides that he must murder Duncan now to gain his crown.
3 Supernatural Powers
3.1 Act 1 Scene 1: The witches are meeting in a dark storm, and are discussing where to meet next.
3.2 Act 1 Scene 3: The witches are meeting with Macbeth in a dark storm, to discuss the prophecies/fate of Macbeth and Banquo
3.3 Act 3 Scene 4: Lines 88-103, the Ghost of Banquo shows up at dinner, but only Macbeth can see him. This could also suggest that Macbeth feels guilty abut murdering Banquo, because only Macbeth can see the ghost, meaning he could be in Macbeth's imagination, showing he feels guilty for killing Banquo
4 Fear
4.1 Act 2 Scene 2: In lines 39-60, Macbeth is speaking to Lady Macbeth about having just committed the murder. He says that a voice had spoken to him, and told him "Sleep no more. Glamis hath murdered sleep and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep no more." This shows that Macbeth is fearful that someone has witnessed his crime. This also suggests that there could be a supernatural force in play.
4.2 Act 3 scene 1: In lines 50-55, macbeth states out right that he fears Banquo for his nobility among other things, saying "Our fears in Banquo Stick deep and, in his royalty of nature Reigns that which would be feared".
4.3 Act 3 scene 1: in lines 50-75, It is hinted that macbeth is more concerned about the fact that he has gone through all this guilt of killing Duncan and keeping the crown only for it to be passed down to Banquo's line and not his own.
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