What kinds of symbolism may be found in the following quote from Macbeth? "Here lay Duncan, / His silver skin laced with his golden blood."
MACDUFF: Is the King stirring, worthy Thane?
MACBETH: Not yet.
MACDUFF: He did command me to call timely on him;
I have almost slipp'd the hour.
MACBETH: I'll bring you to him. [2.3.42-46]
Macbeth calmly shows Macduff the way to Duncan's rooms.
MACBETH: This is the door. [2.3.42-50]
Macduff enters Duncan's rooms and returns to the courtyard after a moment, and without actually saying so, he announces Duncan's murder.
MACDUFF: Approach the chamber, and destroy your sight
With a new Gorgon. Do not bid me speak;
See, and then speak yourselves. [2.3.76-78]
Macbeth and Lennox hurry off to take a look at Duncan while Macduff raises the alarm.
In a dramatic turn of events, and remarkable change of attitude, Macbeth shows no hesitation to go back to the scene of his crime, where just a few hours ago he absolutely refused to go after he murdered Duncan.
LADY MACBETH :...
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