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Here are lines from the play, Scene by Scene, to prove the existence of the Stir Motif, and demonstrate its significance. I categorize Stir as a Motif, rather than a Theme, because it is a description of something being in action rather than a motive for action.

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Scene 1#011 Francisco: Not a mouse stirring. - Here, the word stir merely means being active, as opposed to being asleep. So, this first use of stir makes it a concept in opposition to the Sleep Motif.

Scene 1#172 (Marcellus) And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad, - Again, stir refers to moving about, and not sleeping, or at least not being inactive.

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