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    'With Tarquin's ravashing strides'- is this a metaphor?
    also using this quote how could use analyse it to come to the conclusion that Macbeth was a homosexual rapist, you could also compare it the 2015 film with Fassbender's thrusting action of the daggerthanks

    Why would you want to go so far outside the text? I had not noticed this reference before. All my textbooks simply refer to who Tarquin was and what he did. They also reference Shakespeare's poem "The Rape of Lucretia," The latest Arden version of Macbeth comments that when writing this play it is clear this poem was in Shakespeare's mind.

    There is a difference between film making license and scholarly analysis of a play. You would have to twist and bend so much to make such a case and I am not sure it is possible to make a convincing case. The soliloquy is all about Macbeth's regret in agreeing to murder Duncan - something he never wanted to do - and his horror at what it entails and that he is now committed to carrying it out.

    I cannot see any way you could argue that the play Macbeth describes the character Macbeth to be a homosexual rapist.
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