Act 1 Favorites

Explain in your view, what is the most striking image or line from Act I of Shakespeare’s Macbeth?

“He unseam’d him from the nave to the chaps, and fix’d his head upon our battlements.” (Act I, scene II, Lines 24-25)

Paraphrased: “He cut him from the belly to the jaw and fixed his head onto our battlements.”

This harsh and brutal image striked me as violently as how Macbeth had sliced Macdonwald in half. The utter gruesomeness of the image had implanted itself into my memory.

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~ by justincascante on January 24, 2010.

One Response to “Act 1 Favorites”

  1. yes it is pretty gruesome.
    go back and edit your post, there are lots of errors in it.

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