William Shakespeare 's Macbeth - The Killing Of Babies / Children And Blood

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“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires. The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.” In the shakespearean prose, Macbeth, which is based in twelfth century Scotland in a war with Norway, the main character finds himself trapped in a decision that could end up the same way, yet somehow it could decide between two of his possible fates: prosperity or death. Plays like this usually include either one or more themes, or subjects of talk. Macbeth includes many themes; an example is that while power shows what is genuinely in the soul, greediness leads to destruction, and two motifs support this theme: the killing of babies/children and blood.
An example of a theme in this prose is that power shows what is truly in the conscience. In Act I after the witches prophesied to Macbeth that he would one day become king, he started to worry how it was going to happen; this resulted in him thinking about if he was going to assassinate Duncan, the King of Scotland at that time. Due to this along with the false promises from his wife that she would help him stage Duncan’s assassination, Macbeth actually committed the treasonous crime by taking the guards’ daggers and stabbing Duncan multiple times in his own castle. In Act III and once again because of the predictions from the weird sisters (the third that Banquo’s descendants will become kings), Macbeth was worried that Banquo might slay him or have him slayed so…

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