Murder is a recurring theme in the tragedy of Macbeth. Although there are countless murders, the play DOES distinguish between honorable and dishonorable violence. For example, Macbeth begins to form an internal conflict prior to murdering Duncan. The conflict can be seen throughout lines 34-64 of Scene 2 in Act two, specifically with the lines, “I see thee yet, in form as palpable as this which now I draw.” This murder is definitely seen as a dishonorable death, as Macbeth murders Duncan due to the fact that he wishes the prophecy to come true. Another example of dishonorable death would be in scene three of act three, when murderers are hired to kill Banquo. This death is seen as dishonorable as it was
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Lady Macbeth will obviously be Macbeth’s wife, who still persuades Macbeth to murder the current president. Although secretary of state is not next in line to become president, Macbeth will prove that he is the worthy choice as the Secretary of State generally knows more of the country’s well being rather than the vice president. He would then hire gunmen to extinguish Banquo so that he could keep the presidency and so that none of his descendants can overthrow him. During his inaugural address after killing Banquo, Macbeth would see Banquo’s “shadow” hovering around, which would make him go crazy just like in the original play. Banquo’s ghost would then be standing where Macbeth should be standing to give his speech, just how Banquo was sitting in Macbeth’s chair during the dinner with the lords. The vice president, who flees because he fears that Macbeth would kill him, would play Macduff. Once he realizes that the president has killed all of his loved ones, he then returns to the United States to kill Macbeth, and to take the presidency. Without a doubt, this would be an accurate version of a modern day Macbeth.
4 Fair is foul and foul is fair
The theme “fair is foul and foul is fair” occurs multiple times throughout the play. This theme means that everything you think is good will not always turn out for the