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Re: Knock Knock
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0316  Tuesday, 15 February 2000.

From:           Sean Lawrence <
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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'.

Cheers,
Se

 

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