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Revenge & Justice
Transcript of Revenge & Justice
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What is Justice and Revenge?
Both Justice and Revenge have many definitions, meanings and synonyms. They are also connected to each other in many ways as they aid in progress and development of many characters in the play Macbeth.
can be defined as: The principle of moral rightness; equity. Also, The quality of being just; fairness.
can be defined as: The act of taking vengeance for injuries or wrongs; retaliation. Also, to seek or take vengeance for (oneself or another person); avenge.
Progression of Themes throughout Acts 1-5
Act 5 - Justice & Revenge
Act 4 - Justice & Revenge
Act 3 - Justice & Revenge
Revenge & Justice in Macbeth
By Emaan, Rabia and Melanie
Act 1 - Beginning the play with the supernatural, Macbeth and Banquo are told their strange prophecies by three witches whom which promote wrong-doings in Macbeth's mind. Later on, King Duncan announces his plans for the future throne of Scotland and raises Macbeth’s current status. As Lady Macbeth becomes greatly involved with Macbeth and his future, she guides him onto a different path and persuades him in completing a wrongful sin.
Act 2 - Duncan has finally been murdered and his sons are nowhere to be seen. Many are accused and under suspicion for this horrible crime. Pursuing his prophecy, Macbeth has been chosen to be the next King.
Act 3 - Since the three witches gave both Macbeth and Banquo their future prophecies, they are well aware of each other’s actions and knowledge. Knowing that Banquo's sons are in line to be king after Macbeth descends, he arranges for their murders but doesn't notify his "partner in crime" . This not only backfire half way, but also drives Macbeth to the point where his sub conscience has turned against itself and ruins a banquet night for himself, Lady Macbeth and his guests. One of the greatest Acts with an even share of Justice and Revenge is this one because of an uprising army created by the English King to go against Macbeth.
Act 4 - After consulting again. Macbeth is comforted yet very alarm with his current situation brought up by the four witches. He now plans the murder of Macduff’s family to send out a warning and alert to Macduff, proving to him that his ambition is larger and more powerful than it seems as he kills the innocent family of a traitor. Later on, Malcolm and Macduff test each other’s loyalties, but little after this, Macduff hears the news of the murder of his family.
Act 5 - This is where the most major and significant tragedies occur as BOTH Lady Macbeth and Macbeth face their approaching justice. Suffering from her great guilty conscience, Lady Macbeth begins sleep walking and dreaming treacherous things which causes her downfall. Macduff on the other hand finally is able to achieve his greatest success, his revenge by slaying Macbeth. After all of these events, Malcolm is finally names king and Scotland is finally returned to its final stage.
Thou hast it now, King, Cawdor, Glamis, all
As the weÏrd women promis'd, and I fear
Thou played'st most foully for't
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It is concluded. Banquo, thy soul's flight
If it find heaven, must find it out tonight
Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!
Thou mayst revenge-O slave!
Dies. Fleance escapes
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His absence, sir,
Lays blame upon his promise. Please't your highness
To grace us with your royal company.
The table's full.
Here is a place reserved, sir.
Here, my good lord. What is't that moves your highness?
Which of you have done this?
What, my good lord?
Thou canst not say I did it: never shake
Thy gory locks at me.
Gentlemen, rise: his highness is not well.
Sit, worthy friends: my lord is often thus,
And hath been from his youth: pray you, keep seat;
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What man dare, I dare:
Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear,
The arm'd rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger;
Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves
Shall never tremble: or be alive again,
And dare me to the desert with thy sword;
If trembling I inhabit then, protest me
The baby of a girl. Hence, horrible shadow!
Unreal mockery, hence!
Exit Ghost of Banquo
Why, so: being gone,
I am a man again. Pray you, sit still.
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“Two wrongs don't make a right, but neither does one. Revenge may seem petty by day, but on some nights she becomes Justice.”