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As Mabeth and Lady Macbeth pursued their evil plans Shakespeare used more and more imagery of darkness Especially concerning the murder of Duncan Dark imagery was used to describe the witches and also Macbeth Dark imagery was used to describe the weather and the country Darkness played a very important role Macbeth When the king announced that Malcolm was to be crowned as heir to the throne he said But sings of nobleness like stars shall shine On all deservers I iv 41-42 He is indicating that this nobleness such that his son has exuded will be rewarded Macbeth was noble during the war and thats why he was awarded Thane of Cawdor Unfortunately his future plans allow him to receive the title as king unjustly Macbeth feeling awful then says Stars hide your fires Let not light see my black and deep desires to kill the king I iv 50-51 He is a good man and obviously knows it is wrong to have these wishes to kill the king He has now become burdened with shame Lady Macbeth is also ashamed She calls upon night to hide her deed from heaven and from herself Come thick night And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell That my keen knife see not the wound it makes Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark To cry Hold hold I v 50-54 Initially in this play Macbeth was considered a kind and noble man His life was turned upside down when he encountered the three weird sisters who gave him hope of someday being more than just the Thane of Glamis Even during the murder of Duncan he still seemed to possess caring human like qualities He wanted Duncan to hear the knocking and wake up and he was full of remorse and guilt Whereas Lady Macbeth the truly sinister one felt no remorse at all But
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