Macbeth quotes Act 1 Scene 1 – 3 explained

this suggests that things are not what they seem. Also this reinforces the belief of the supernatural and creates a dark atmosphere. The rhyming couplet with ‘ hover through the filthy air’ also suggests that the witches are very sinister and have very dark characters as witches. what does the quote ‘ fair is foul and foul is fair’ suggest?
Macbeth is a true warrior who has just beheaded a traitor on the battlefield. This foreshadows his own death later in the play. what does the quote ‘ And fixed his head upon the battlements’ suggest?
At the beginning of the play Macbeth is praised for his bloodthirsty behavior. This is ironic as it is violence that causes his eventual downfall. what does the quote ‘ doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe’ suggest?
‘lost’ and ‘won’ mirrors the witches language. this suggests that the witches can predict the future and hints their power. what does the quote ‘ What he hath lost, noble Macbeth has won’ suggest?
These words echo the lines the witches say in Scene 1. this hints that Macbeth shares the same evil element as the itches and also hints that Macbeths fate is linked with the witches. what does the quote ‘ So foul and fair a day I have not seen’ suggest?
The witches talk in riddle and paradoxes to mislead Macbeth and Banquo what does the quote ‘ Lesser than Macbeth, and greater’ suggest?
Macbeth and Banquo repeatedly ask questions after talking to the witches this shows their confusion and their disbelief of what they have just experienced with the witches. What does the quote ‘ Whither are they vanished’ tell us about the feelings of Macbeth and Banquo.
Banquo is more suspicious of the witches and their prophecies than Macbeth – he believes they are telling the truth but that they will ‘betray’ them. what does the quote ‘ The instruments of darkness tells us truths’ suggest?
Already, Macbeth has started to think about murdering Duncan, but he’s physically shocked by the thought. what does the quote ‘ whose horrid image doth unfix my hair’ suggest?

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