Macbeth Act V, scene 3:how would you describe macbeths demeanor in this scene? and in what way does macbeth aknowledge in this scene that scotland is suffering?
Macbeth is defiant in Act 5.3 of Shakespeare's Macbeth.
His soldiers are deserting, but he declares:
Bring me no more reports; let them fly all!
Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane
I cannot taint [become infected] with fear. What's the boy Malcolm?
Was he not born of woman?
When a servant tells him there are 10,000 English soldiers surrounding the castle, he calls for his armor and says:
I'll fight, till from my bones my flesh be hacked.
Give me my armor.
Macbeth, in fact, is so defiant that he sees the illness in Scotland as the English: "What rhubarb, senna, or what purgative drug,/Would scour these English hence?
He wishes the doctor could find the disease and purge it. But that will not happen.