The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0316 Tuesday, 15 February 2000.
Date: Monday, 14 Feb 2000 09:51:09 -0800
Subject: 11.0303 Re: Knock Knock
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0303 Re: Knock Knock
Skip Nicholson asks:
> And does the name of Macbeth's servant, Seyton, allude
> to Satan himself? Is the idea that Macbeth has stooped so low that the
> devil serves him?
There's the more subtle possibility that Seyton is the Mephistopheles to
Macbeth's Fautus, or perhaps the Bormann to his Hitler. He _appears_ as
a servant, in other words, but Macbeth might actually be serving him.
That said, I can't find Macbeth following any of Seyton's suggestions as
he follows the witches'.