Act V, Scene v brings the news of Lady MacBeth’s death to MacBeth who then utters one of the most famous and melancholy lines in all of Shakespeare’s plays, part of which is: “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player / That struts and frets his hour upon the stage / And then is […]
Act IV, Scene iii finds Macduff offering his assistance to Malcolm, saying, “Thy royal father / Was a most sainted king; the queen that bore thee, / Oftener upon her knees than on her feet / Died every day she lived.” There is little doubt that Macduff had read the Word of God as He […]
In His famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Christ says, “…love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you” (MATTHEW 5 : 44; see also LUKE 6 : 27).
Duncan’s murder has been discovered in Act II, Scene iii! Macduff cries out, “Confusion now hath made his masterpiece! / Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope / The Lord’s anointed Temple, and stole thence / The life o’ the building.” David, in one of the most stunning and memorable acts of mercy in all the […]
In Act II, Scene iii, the Porter responds to the knocking at the gate with, “Knock, knock, knock! Who’s there, i’ th’ name of Beelzebub?” This name first apprears in the Old Testament in 2 KINGS 1 : 2 as the name of “the god of Ekron,” which was a Philistine city.