Macbeth and Lady in the scene following the murder becomes heavy, graceless, and almost syncopated. The first is: The using (a word) in more than one sense; ambiguity or uncertainty of meaning in words; also. Unlike other Shakespearean villains like Iago or Richard III, Macbeth is not entirely committed to his evil actions. Enter, macbeth, banqup, ross, and, angus. Macbeth questions why such happy news causes his "seated heart to knock at his ribs / Against the use of nature and his thoughts turn immediately and with terror to murdering the king in order to fulfill the witches' second prophesy (135-36). Macduff and Malcolm show up with their army and order troops to cut the branches from the trees in Birnam Wood for camouflage. If Macbeth is indecisive, Lady Macbeth is just the oppositea character with such a single vision and drive for advancement that she brings about her own demise. It is important, however, that persons interested in Shakespeare should distinguish between facts and beliefs about his life. Throughout the play, characters, scenes, and ideas are doubled. Macbeth starts to worry about the witch's prophecy that Banquo's heirs will be kings.
What is the significance of equivocation in Macbeth? Macbeth is a play about subte rfuge and trickery. Macbeth, his wife, and the three Weird Sisters are linked. Compare and contrast Macbeth, Macduff, and Banquo. How are they alike?
The repetition of the phrase "thou wouldst in all its permutations, confounds the flow of speech. By: William Shakespeare, shakespeares play about a Scottish nobleman and his wife who murder their king for his throne charts the extremes of ambition and guilt. Entitled to her father's coat of arms, Mary had lost this privilege when she married John Shakespeare before he held the official status of gentleman. OED: reads: The use of words or expressions that are susceptible of a double signification, with a view to mislead; esp. He also describes Macbeth's attack on the castle of the treacherous Macdonald, in which Macbeth triumphed and planted Macdonalds head on the battlements of the castle. For this reason, perhaps, the thought of murdering Duncan causes Macbeth's heart to "knock at his ribs / Against the use of nature" (I iii 135-36).