Motif: Darkness

Kelly Osada, Keri Barth, and Erika Stong

The torch being blown out.

Quote: "Who did strike out the light?"

Analysis: Banquo's torch blows out before his murder representing death and how his life is going to come to an end.

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Lady Macbeth sleeping with a taper by her bed.

Quote: "Why it stood by her: she has the light by her continually; 'tis her command."

Analysis: The light contradicts the dark. She can't sleep in the darkness because it brings out her guilt and she gets scared.

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Malcom talking to Macduff.

Quote: "The night is long that never finds the day."

Analysis: The night goes on forever when negative stuff is on your mind.

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Overall Evaluation.

The use of darkness foreshadows death and bad things that would be coming. Shakespeare uses this effectively because everytime he uses darkness it makes you feel a sense of mystery and suspense that something bad is going to happen.