Disparities In Macbeth

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Shakespeare’s climactic ability is exceptionally showcased in the way that he starts his plays. The very first scene in Macbeth begins one of the most important parts of the play. The setting, the conditions of the surroundings, the appearance of the witches, the cadence of their songs, are all working together to get the readers ready for what seems to be supernatural experiences of evil, sharing subtle information that the witches are on the devil’s team. The focus of Macbeth can be put in many places, fate and freewill, ambition, power, gender, violence, time, and even the supernatural, but one line in this play becomes the overall focus for Shakespeare since he is very interested in focusing on the disparity between appearance and reality.…show more content…
Shakespeare dramatizes the moralistic ideas of good and evil, causing the world to collapse in on itself as Macbeth’s career becomes a clear representation of that very statement - something to nothing. The energy with which Macbeth commits his acts of negation is, ironically, the energy which arises out of its existence, his capacity for being, and it is significant that Shakespeare has him die soon after he acknowledges his own emptiness in the “Tomorrow and tomorrow” soliloquy. If evil in Macbeth is seen as the hardship of good, Macbeth’s murder of Duncan - the act of negation by which he tries to believe that he can make something out of nothing - together with all the bloodletting that follows, ironically employs the capacity for being to undo being itself. Yet the obvious question that must be raised here, given Duncan’s perfect goodness and the moral order dependent upon it, is the same question which exists in moral parts of Christian theology - that is, how the perfect goodness, whether of Duncan, the king who rules by divine right, or of God Himself, can come to be undone at

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