Fair Is Foul And Foul Is Fair Analysis

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Daniel Clingenpeel

English IV

Ms. Ormond


1. Lady Macbeth Is reliving how her husband killed King Duncan. “...Who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?” That excerpt from the play is about her talking about Duncan’s blood and how much was there when they had to stage it on the servants. Then she talks about how she can smell his blood. Lady Macbeth heard about Macbeth seeing Banquo’s ghost and she quickly calls it one of his ghostly fits. She talks about the Thane of Fife’s wife and how guilty Lady Macbeth feels about her murder. She has changed drastically since the beginning of the play. In the beginning of the play, she wants for her family to be powerful, even if she has to kill to get it there. But in the end of the play, she reveals how wrong
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“ Fair is foul, and foul is fair.” This line also could refer to the witches believing that some of the things most men consider to be foul and ugly are righteous and beautiful to them because they epitomize evil. It also shows how confused Macbeth is, the things we see as bad or evil, he sees as good or helpful. “Had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done ’t.” As Lady Macbeth talks to herself, she lets out her weakness and the reason why she made Macbeth kill duncan rather than doing it herself. As she saw duncan sleeping, it reminded her of her father and she couldn’t gather herself to kill him. “Macduff was, from his mother's womb, Untimely ripp'd.” This is the most important quote in the play because earlier in the story, a boy comes to Macbeth and tells him that “No man born from a woman can defeat you.” But since Macduff wasn’t exactly born from a woman, he is the exception to that rule. So when the Macduff and Macbeth start fighting, Macbeth tells him that no man can kill him, but then Macduff tells him that he was pulled out before natural birth could occur. And in the end Macduff comes out with Macbeth’s head and he is crowned the new King of

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