Macbeth Act 1

When the battle’s lost and won paradox
Fair is foul and foul is fair paradox
To meet with Macbeth Evil
What bloody man is that? Brave
Smok’d with bloody execution…unsealed him from the knave to the chaps Brutal warrior
Brave Macbeth Fair light
valiant cousin, worthy gentleman Respect
Bellona’s bridegroom Roman goddess of war
What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won. Dramatic irony
So foul and fair a day I have not seen Dramatic irony
You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so Paradox and ambiguity/uncertainty
Why do you dress me in borrowed robes? Disbelief
The instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray us Witches will deceive them
Why do you start and seem to fear things that do sound so fair? Scary
“Not so happy, yet much happier.” paradox
My thought, whose murder yet us but fantastical/ Shakes so my single state of man that function/ Is smothered in surmise Aside
There’s not art to find the mind’s construction in the face Cannot tell what someone is thinking in their facial expression

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