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Essentially, when Macbeth said this line, he did not know that he was chosen by King Duncan to replace the treasonous ex-Thane of Cawdor. The former thane was a traitor to the throne and was stripped of his title. King Duncan was able to do this since the term "thane" is a term of loyalty to the throne and of royal decry.

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How does Macbeth's mentioning of borrowed robes create a sense of uneasiness in the mind of the play's main character?

Macbeth uses the phrase "borrowed robes" in Act 1 Scene 3 as follows: "The Thane of Cawdor lives; why do you dress me in borrowed robes?" Your question is a bit strange because the main character is Macbeth, and what Macbeth says does not create a sense of uneasiness in Macbeth's own mind. Nevertheless, he is uneasy when he says these words because Ross has just told him that he is now the Thane of Cawdor, just as the witches predicted. Yet at the same time he knows that the Thane of Cawdor is a "prosperous gentleman" and is certainly alive. Macbeth knows nothing about the battle in Fife where Cawdor was revealed to be a traitor and captured by someone described as "Bellona's bridegroom". Up to the point where Ross calls him Thane of Cawdor he was prepared to dismiss the witches' predictions as silly nonsense; now he uneasily is not so sure.


What does Macbeth mean by why do you dress me in borrowed robes?

He has been called Thane of Cawdor. But as far as Macbeth knows, the Thane of Cawdor is a "prosperous gentleman"; he is not aware of the events in Fife described by Ross in the previous scene where the Thane of Cawdor was revealed to be a traitor and captured by some other Scottish hero. The word "robe" here is a metaphor for a title. Macbeth asks why they are calling him by someone else's title, like dressing him in someone else's clothes.


Who said 'The Thane of Cawdor lives Why do you dress me In borrowed robes'?

In Act 1 Scene 2, the noblemen Angus and Ross met up with friends and fellow Generals Macbeth [c. 1014-August 15, 1057] and Banquo. In the course of the conversation, Ross said that he was the bearer of good news from King Duncan I [d. August 14, 1040]. The King had given the title and possessions of the Thane of Cawdor to Macbeth. Macbeth didn't know that Cawdor had confessed to betraying his sovereign and asked to be punished. Cawdor held a powerful title and profitable properties. The disposition of Cawdor's earthly titles and possessions was the King's decision to make. Perhaps the King wasn't known for sharing outside of his immediate family. After all, his reward to Banquo for saving crown and county was just a 'thank you'. At any rate, the whole situation was unbelievable to Macbeth even though the witches previously had hailed him as Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland. First and foremost, he didn't know of Cawdor's execution. And so, in Lines 108-109, Macbeth asked Angus and Ross, 'The Thane of Cawdor lives./Why do you dress me/In borrowed robes'?


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What is the meaning of 'The Thane of Cawdor lives Why do you dress me In borrowed robes' in 'Macbeth'?

In this line from "Macbeth," Macbeth is pondering the news that he has been named the Thane of Cawdor. He questions why he is being given a title that doesn't truly belong to him, implying that he feels undeserving and uncertain about the path ahead. This moment foreshadows Macbeth's internal struggle with ambition and guilt as he contemplates his role in the prophecy.


What does Macbeth mean when he says why do you address me in borrowed robes?

When Macbeth says "Why do you address me in borrowed robes?" he is questioning the witches' ability to see the future and their authority to speak to him in such a way. He feels that their power and insight is not truly their own, but instead borrowed or illegitimate.


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Macbeth becomes Thane of Cawdor as recognition of his achievements in battle. We are told he killed the previous Thane of Cawdor, who was a traitor by "unseeming him from the nave to the chaps" - as such he inherits the traitors land and title


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