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Macbeths speech Act 1 scene 3 lines 128-142 is very important to the plays plot This is because of three reasons Firstly the first truth is told from the witches prophecies Secondly this extract shows Macbeths reaction to the first prophecy coming true in his thoughts Lastly his speech shows the start of Macbeths vaulting ambition The three witches revealed to Macbeth that he will soon become the Thane of Cawdor and later onwards the King You see the plot slowly advancing when Macbeth is pronounced Thane of Cawdor by Ross and Angus Kind Duncans messengers happy prologues to the swelling act of the imperial theme Act 1 Scene 3 lines 129-130 Thus with the first prophecy coming true Macbeths trust for the witches becomes slightly stronger as he starts to believe that If chance will have me king why chance may crown me Macbeths speech shows his confusion and fear of what him becoming King could mean Macbeth was confused between good and evil for example If ill why hath it given me earnest of success Here Macbeth is wondering if this supernatural persuasion is wrong then why has it given me the honour of becoming Thane of Cawdor Another example If good why do I yield to that suggestion whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and make my seated heart knock at my ribs Here Macbeth is questioning if this is right then why am I so afraid Macbeth is also afraid of what him soon to be becoming a King would mean to the present King Duncan If Macbeth were to be King that would mean that both Duncan and his son Malcolm would have to die or be executed Macbeth wasnt as much thinking about what might happen to Duncan but rather what Macbeth would do to him murder This extract of the play reveals the start of Macbeths vaulting ambition Macbeths ambition to kill
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