The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0848 Sunday, 1 May 2005
From: Joseph Egert <
Date: Saturday, 30 Apr 2005 00:36:33 +0000
Subject: 16.0728 Macbeth Questions
Comment: Re: SHK 16.0728 Macbeth Questions
"Swelling" in MACBETH also carries the key sense of pregnancy and
fertile/mortal growth. Time itself is seeded by the power-lusts of the
characters--events are "new hatched to th'woeful time." Duncan has
planted a poisonous Macbeth and will reap the harvest. He has given
birth to the venomous serpent who will grow to sting him.
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