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Macbeth

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Angels Are Bright Still

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Which of the following describes Malcolm's MOST likely purpose in stating that,

Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell. / Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, / Yet grace must still look so?

A

Malcolm feels that religion has lost its influence in Scotland, resulting in the country's decline.

B

Malcolm argues that there is no right and wrong; all moral boundaries have been erased and those who fail to accept this end in failure.

C

Malcolm insinuates that like Lucifer to whom he alludes, Macduff too will also be cast down.

D

Malcolm knows that there is no way to tell a person's nature from his appearances, implying Macduff's outward goodness might be false.

E

Malcolm uses the allusion to Lucifer in comparison to Macbeth, stating that though Macbeth appears righteous he certainly is not.