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by William Shakespeare

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Macbeth: What themes does Act 5 Scene 3 have? And how does the scene develop those themes? Mainly from when macbeth is boasting about having to fear nothing?

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In this scene Macbeth comes face to face with what he has become. A wife that he once called 'dearest chuck' is diseased in the mind, yet he can barely give her a thought. He describes himself as having 'lived long enough: my way of life
Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf;
And that which should accompany old age,
As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends,
I must not look to have; but, in their stead,
Curses...

He is loyally stood by with Seyton, and surely the irony of the name connection with Satan cannot be lost. Also when Macbeth speaks to the doctor and asks if the doctor cannot purge...

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