Macbeth Glossary |
There's no art ... face (1.4.14-5)
1. i.e., one cannot tell the true nature of a man by examining his face.
2. Notice the similarities to Samuel 16.7: "For God seeth not as man seeth: for man looketh upon the outward appearance, but the Lord beholdeth the heart."
3. Notice too, the dramatic irony of Duncan's words as he speaks of the traitorous Cawdor, just as the new Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth, walks in to greet him. This is ironic because Macbeth will become Duncan's ultimate betrayer.
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Macbeth: The Annotated Play
Macbeth Character Introduction
Soliloquy Analysis: If it were done when 'tis done (1.7.1-29)
Soliloquy Analysis: Is this a dagger (2.1.33-61)
Soliloquy Analysis: To be thus is nothing (3.1.47-71)
Soliloquy Analysis: She should have died hereafter (5.5.17-28)
Explanatory Notes for Lady Macbeth's Soliloquy (1.5)
Explanatory Notes for the Witches' Chants (4.1)
Macbeth Plot Summary (Acts 1 and 2)
Macbeth Plot Summary (Acts 3, 4 and 5)
The Curse of Macbeth
Shakespeare's Sources for Macbeth
Macbeth Q & A
Macbeth Study Quiz (with detailed answers)
Quotations from Macbeth (Full)
Top 10 Quotations from Macbeth
Metaphors in Macbeth (Biblical)
Shakespeare's Writing Style
Shakespeare's Metaphors and Similes
Shakespeare's Reputation in Elizabethan England
Shakespeare's Impact on Other Writers
Why Study Shakespeare?
Quotations About William Shakespeare
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Mabillard, Amanda. Macbeth Glossary. Shakespeare Online. 20 Aug. 2000. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays