She reads in her husband's castle a letter from him announcing his strange meeting with the witches, their telling him he will become King of Scotland and be previously made Lord of Cawdor. The title of Glamis he possessed before, but he and she now foresee or expect the two future distinctions, and she therefore exclaims eagerly to herself, as if addressing him: "Glamis thou art, and Cawdor.
But the sovereignty of Scotland, though Macbeth is related to the King, is a delightful astonishment to her, as King Duncan has two sons, Malcolm and Donalbain, both loyal to their reigning father.
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She therefore proceeds with some doubt, yet determined: "And shalt be, What thou art promis'd: yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full of the milk of human kindness , To catch the nearest way. Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise with the valour of my tongue All that impedes thee from the golden round , Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem To have thee crowned withal.
This hope apparently occurred to Macbeth himself, on first hearing the prophecy, when he exclaimed: "If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, Without my stir. Such a crime, involving deliberate regicide, with the most fearful violation of the duties of hospitality, the real Lady Macbeth never contemplated, though a resolute woman, and personally hostile to King Duncan.
Her love for Macbeth, upon which so much stress has been laid, seems, when considered in reference to her worldly position and interests, worthy of little, if any, commendation. She knows her fortunes are now linked with his, and that with his increasing power her own will rise proportionately, owing to her influence over him.
Shakespeare's noble language alone gives an apparent dignity to a base, shameless character, whose ambition is selfish and worldly. The language with which this hateful woman persuades her brave yet weak husband to slay the King is in Shakespeare's grandest style. She exclaims joyfully, at meeting and congratulating him on his new distinctions in due course — "Great Glamis, worthy Cawdor!
Greater than both, by the all-hail hereafter! Thy letters have transported me beyond This ignorant present, and I feel now The future in the instant. Your face, my Thane, is as a book, where men May read strange matters. He that's coming Must be provided for: and you shall put This night's great business into my dispatch , Which shall to all our nights and days to come Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom.
For there is really nothing redeeming in their thoughts; nothing palliating in their circumstances; nothing, in short, to arouse the least sympathy for their conduct in any way. Were they suffering from any sense of real or supposed injustice, or had they any object whatever beyond their ambition and the worldly pleasures expected from its gratification, there would be some reason, even if morally insufficient, for the deep interest, resembling compassion, if not sympathy, with which the Macbeths have been often regarded.
But if their expressed thoughts are carefully examined, apart from Shakespeare's splendid language, they are merely a cruel, ungrateful, selfish couple, "choked with ambition of the meaner sort," 4 who commit crime after crime without the least provocation, and only for the mean object of obtaining power and wealth, with their attendant pleasures.
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Yet Lady Macbeth has been represented both on the stage and in essays with a dignity and grandeur almost worthy of Catherine of Aragon, Joan of Arc, or Margaret of Anjou. He strengthened Israel.
Bring your gift, submit it to godly leadership in the church, and share what you see. The enemy will try to isolate you and prevent your gift operating. Elisha got surrounded. Deep relationship with God is vital to weather such experiences.
What shall we do? An army with horses and chariots has surrounded them - you might call him a Realist! But he was actually ignorant of greater reality.
In the Gospels, Jesus' disciple Thomas missed church one week and missed Jesus resurrected appearance! Shall I kill them? Set food and water before them so that they may eat and drink and then go back to their master. Elisha leads them into the heart of Samaria. Their eyes are opened. The horror! The King says "Justice! Kill them! God wants to open your eyes today to his grace. The truth is so much harder to hear: our sins are much bigger than we could ever imagine. But wonderfully his grace is bigger still and much more powerful than we could ever imagine.
He forgives, He reconciles, He heals, He loves. Let God open your eyes to his grace.
God sees. Do you agree?
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How does this story show us he is? The universe is a strange and wondrous place. The truth is quite odd enough to need no help from pseudo-scientific charlatans. The public appetite for wonder can be fed, through the powerful medium of television, without compromising the principles of honesty and reason. There are barriers that we have set up in our minds and certainly the barrier between Homo sapiens and any other species is an artificial barrier in the sense that its a kind of 'accident' that the evolutionary intermediates happen to be extinct.
Never the less it exists and natural barriers that are there can be useful for preventing slippery slopes and therefore I think I can see an objection to breaching such a barrier because you are then in a weaker position to stop people going further. Another example might be suppose you take the argument in favour of abortion up until the baby was one year old, if a baby was one year old and turned out to have some horrible incurable disease that meant it was going to die in agony in later life, what about infanticide? Stop whining, will you. Yes, yes, I know you had your genitals mutilated with a razor blade, and.
But stop whining, will you. Think of the suffering your poor American sisters have to put up with. A man in a hotel elevator invited her back to his room for coffee. I am not exaggerating. He really did. He invited her back to his room for coffee. And you, Muslima, think you have misogyny to complain about! For goodness sake grow up, or at least grow a thicker skin.
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Not everybody is as you are — well-favored, handsome, wealthy, with a good job, happy family life.