Darkness In Macbeth Analysis

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In the story “The tragedy of Macbeth”, Shakespeare uses darkness as a symbol to explain how dark desires will be told, tragedies will only occur at midnight, and death will come upon a soul. The author expresses his examples of darkness mostly through Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. Darkness is a symbol of hate and repulsion. All of the tragedies throughout the play occur at the darkest hour of the night. Darkness overcomes anybody that is vulnerable and when they think of dark thoughts they will do the worst sin, which is murder. When people try to hide their darkest desires; darkness always overpowers them. Throughout “The tragedy of Macbeth”, Lady Macbeth is a dark person, who is evil. She overtakes Macbeth and tells him about her evil plan…show more content…
They pick midnight, because all the horrible tragedies happen at the hour of the night. If it is dark then nobody can see and wrongful desires take over the innocent soul and make the person commit a terrible crime. “When swinish sleep is their drenched natures lie as in a death” (Act 1, Scene VII), therefore when Banquo is asleep he will be killed. They thought since it will be night time nobody will know who committed the crime on Banquo. Macbeth was very questionable of this plan. He did not want to get caught, and he also didn’t want to kill a person in his own house. He thought it was wrong because he was housing the king and Banquo gave his trust to Macbeth. Darkness brings out the worst in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth; they turn into a whole new person when darkness arises. She controls what Macbeth does, and he will do whatever she wants because if not then she will leave him. She will blow it off and tell everybody their plan and he will go down. If she told him to kill at midnight, he will. “When we have mark 'd with blood those sleepy two of his own chamber and used their very daggers that they have don’t?” (Act 1; Scene VI). In this part of the story they are questioning if they should kill, but then they realize that is will be done at midnight. Then they have to find something to kill with; they use the…show more content…
“Wash your hands, put on your nightgown; look not so pale.--I tell you yet again, Banquo 's buried; he cannot come out no’s grave ” (Act V; Scene 1) Banquo was murdered for a stupid reason, he did not do anything wrong to receive this pad punishment that he deserved. The king had no clue that this was about to happen to him, he just though it was a regular night. He was the king and someone else wanted the kingship; Lady Macbeth was going to kill for that spot. Murder is the most darkest and terrible crime that leads to more wrongful acts. “That death and nature do contend about them, whenever they live or die” (Act II; Scene II) nature has to do with two paths, one is light and the other is dark. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth choose the dark path; they had dark desires that led them to killing an innocent soul. Darkness over took them and they did the worst crime. If Macbeth did not listen to Lady Macbeth then he would have choose the path of light. They did not care about him at all, they just wanted to have the throne and be able to have the power to do as they please. They were willing to kill an innocent
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