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In the play Macbeth the setting along with the atmosphere creates an important image in the audiences mind Although this image is purely inside ones head it provides the audience andor reader with two things a background -- what has happened recently before the scene started this includes the weather and b the instict to think in a biased way For example in Act One Scene One three witches appear and the atmosphere is one of a stormy gloomy night The audience instinctively expects something bad to happen in this murky setting In Macbeth much of the plot revolves around disorder and chaos -- whether the characters or audience realize it or not Because of the constant struggle for power in the play the nation is always at risk of disorder If a strong leader is not present many things can go wrong very easily and very quickly Disorder causes problems for many people the king included Signs of disorder are seen in Macbeth especially when there is talk of a solar eclipse an owl killing a falcon and Duncans horses running wild This indicates that something is not stable in society I have placed the terms trust and betrayal together because I feel that they can be seen as opposites However one must be trusted before they can betray someones trust In the play Macbeth Duncan respected and trusted Macbeth his kinsman and subject This is clearly seen when Macbeth a recent war hero was named Thane of Cawdor by Duncan However Macbeth purposely betrayed Duncan by literally backstabbing him when he was power-hungry and wanted more than just Thane of Cawdor Fear is evident in many of the major characters of Macbeth Although Macbeth constantly tried to overcome fear through his apparent bravery he finally feared for his life in Act Five When Birnam Wood came marching to Dunsinane his residence I think Macbeth felt true fear for the first time since Duncans
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