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Act 1 1 Fair is foul and foul is fair is stated in line 10 by the witches in the opening of the play The significance of this paradox is that it sets us up for the doubleness of the play It means what is fair to the witches is foul to man 2 Though his bark cannot be lost Yet it shall be tempest-tossed is stated in lines 24 and 25 by the first witch while she and the other witches are discussing a recent experience of hers with a sailor The significance is that it gives us insight on the capabilities of the witches It means the first witch cant destroy the sailors boat but she can make him miserable with a storm meaning witches can only play with man not destroy him 3 So foul and fair a day I have not seen is stated in line 38 by Macbeth while him and Banquo discuss his defeat The siginificance is Macbeth paraphrasing what the witches said It means the day is fair because he won the battle but foul because hes exhausted and is bleeding 4 The Thane of Cawdor lives why do you dress me In borrowed clothes is stated in line 109 and 110 by Macbeth after he finds out that the Thane of Cawdor is alive The significance is that the second prediction of the witches has come true It means if the Thane of Cawdor lives why are you talking to me like I am the Thane of Cawdor 5 Two truths are told as happy prologues to the swelling act Of the imperial theme is stated in lines 127 through 129 by Macbeth after he finds out the Thane of Cawdor is alive The significance of this image of drama is that Macbeth sees that he is the Thane as a prologue of whats going to be It means
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