How do the motifs of Light and Dark connect to the thematic topic of appearance versus reality?
Let's first think about Light and Dark, essentially good and evil, but we also have to consider the geography and climate when it comes to these motifs. Think about Macbeth and how he goes about his business or when crucial moments come about. The day is dark when he first meets the "weird sisters" in Act 1: "So foul and fair a day I have not seen" (I.3.38). The day is "fair" since he has survived his battle against the Norweyans, but it is "foul" in that the weather is dark, the "thunder,...
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