Macbeth Fair And Foul Is Fair Essay

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The “fair is foul” and “foul is fair” theme is a recurring theme found throughout the Tragedy of Macbeth. It can be considered to be one of the play's central themes, due to the frequency at which it is represented throughout the play. Undoubtedly, it contributes to the very rise and fall of Macbeth himself. The Three Weird Sisters (weird meaning fate in the time the play was written) often use it in form of proverb. One can argue that the theme is the dominant theme throughout the play because it is the foundation to why Macbeth was written as a tragedy. In the beginning of Macbeth, the glorious Macbeth is hailed as a true warrior of Scotland. He has conquered the heinous Macdonwald in his conquests. At this point, he is loyal to his king, Duncan, and he has oath to his country. However, after stumbling across the Three Witches, Macbeth learns of the opportunity bestowed upon him. The Witches explain to him that Macbeth will eventually become king.…show more content…
These bewildered thoughts soon turn into machinations of power-hungry malice. Macbeth and his wife devise a scheme that will lure the king, Duncan, into falling into a trap. This trap would prove to be successful in killing him outright without any repercussions, and Macbeth would become king. After killing Duncan, Macbeth feels very remorseful, yet Lady Macbeth states “what's done is done”. This statement is ironic in the fact that it was only the beginning. Macbeth soon yearns for more and more, and becomes reckless with his actions. He orders for his beloved friend Banquo to be killed, along with his son Fleance, as the Witches also foretold that Banquo would father a line of kings. Scotland, as the rest of the world knows it, is coming to an end if Macbeth were not to be stopped. England wages war with him, and eventually he is executed by Macduff. Even Macbeth's own soldiers turned against

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