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Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. (Note: words and phrases that are underlined and numbered correspond to the questions that follow.)Macbeth is the last of the four "great tragedies," and perhaps the darkest. Bradley began his study by pointing out that "almost all the scenes which at once recur to the memory take place either at night or in some dark spot." That peculiar compression, pregnancy, energy, even violence, which distinguishes the verse is a further contribution to the play's preoccupation with the fears and tensions of darkness. (Question 15) On the other hand, as Bradley also observed, it is a play of color too--and if this color is mostly the red of blood, it is also the slow light of dawn. Macbeth is a play about the eclipse of civility and manhood, the temporary triumph of evil; when it ends, virtue and justice (Question 16) are restored, the time is free, the "weal" once more made "gentle."In no other play does Shakespeare show a nation so cruelly occupied by the powers of darkness; and Macbeth is, for all its brevity, his most intensive study of evil at work in the individual and in the world at large. Yet it is also the most topical of the tragedies, a play shaped as none of the others seems to be by the interests of the reigning monarch. There is no inconsistency here, though there may be an indication of some of the difficulties Macbeth hold for the modern audience (Question 18). For King James and his contemporaries the Weird Sisters were not mere fantasies, and a man's decision to deal with the forces of evil belonged to life and not to fairy tale. . . .Macbeth was first published in the Folio of 1623. His unusual brevity has prompted (Question 19) many conjectures as to abridgement; but there is also evidence of interpolated scenes. It is never very easy to prove that a play has been abridged . . . [One] theory has it that in an earlier version Lady Macbeth was entrusted with the murder, but in a lost scene transferred the duty to her husband. Other suggestions are that there must have been a scene in which Banquo troubled Macbeth's sleep, and another to explain the Third Murderer. Once speculation begins, every allusion by any character to any event not represented in the play becomes evidence of abridgment. The thinness of the evidence offered does not, however, entitle us to dismiss the view that the play was cut. If so, the cutting was well done, and we shall hardly discover the nature of what is lost. According to the author of this passage, at the end of Macbeth, ________.