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Macbeth

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Signs of Nobleness

MACBTH-UTLYXY

Duncan's line,

but signs of nobleness like stars shall shine on all deservers

serves all of the following purposes EXCEPT

A

Highlights Duncan's blindness to the disappointment Macbeth likely feels for not being named Prince of Cumberland.

B

Demonstrates Duncan's view that people will receive their just reward in the end.

C

Underscores Duncan's belief that Macbeth does not actually deserve any honor.

D

Illustrates Duncan's belief that nobility can be found in all people, not just those with a royal bloodline.

E

Contrasts with Macbeth's call on the stars to hide their fires as he plots the deaths of both Duncan and Malcolm.