Audience´s Impressions of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

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Essay - What are the audience’s first impressions of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth? Macbeth, is a story which is full of deception, greed and karma. This story will thrill the audience's minds and will also teach them about life. During the first act of the play, Macbeth encounters the three deadly, vicious, selfish witches, who consider themselves superior, ‘Lesser than Macbeth, and greater’ The witches say this particular dialogue when Macbeth and Banquo are entering their kingdom. This shows a very complicated answer, but leads to one conclusion of the witches being greater in superiority. Furthermore, the witches tell Macbeth’s future, ‘You shalt be king hereafter’, this might indicate to be a horoscope, which Macbeth does not believe. However he insists them to say more, ‘Stay you imperfect speakers. Tell me more.’ This clearly shows that he is interested in knowing his future. This also shows another side of him, which is full of greed. Shakespeare has purposefully wrote this dialogue, ‘imperfect speakers’, as not to mention the name ‘witches’ early; the audience will get disturbed, as in the old days they believed in spirits. In addition to this, Macbeth thinks of killing the King Duncan, 'If good, why do I yield to that suggestion.' Macbeth uses expressions that could be vicious thoughts of himself killing Duncan, 'suggestion'. On the other hand, in Act 1 scene 5, Lady Macbeth receives a letter from Macbeth, informing her about the previous events which have
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