In the play Macbeth, Shakespeare shows how Macbeth’s mind is deteriorating throughout the play, he uses lots of different techniques to show us this. Some of the techniques he uses are figurative, language, structure and dramatic devices. In act 2 scene 1 Macbeth says a soliloquy about a dagger that he sees, but this dagger […]
Shakespeare has presented Macbeth’s deteriorating state of mind by using language features. In act 5 scene 5 Macbeth says a soliloquy and uses many language features. One of the language devices he uses is alliteration. He says ‘And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death’ he used alliteration when he said dusty […]
What is Shakespeare trying to communicate about life in this passage spoken by the character Macbeth? In this passage Shakespeare is talking about life through the words of Macbeth. Shakespeare is telling us what Macbeth is feeling and his point of view because his wife just died and he is about to be killed. […]
Macbeth is a equivocator when he says this quote ‘I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition which o’erleaps itself and falls on th’other’. He was saying the only thing pushing me is ambition which makes people rush ahead of themselves in the direction chaos.he says this in […]
Act 2 scene 2 “Didst thou not hear a noise?” in this quote Macbeth says didn’t you hear that this shows that he is loosing his mind and hearing random things. “There’s one did laugh in ’s sleep, and one cried, “Murder!”” here he is telling us what he heard and he says he heard […]
Metaphysics the part of philosophy that is worrying with the basic causes and nature of things.
Paradox is a seemingly weird or unusual statement or theory which when looked into may be true. The witches said “foul is fair and far is foul” and this statement is a paradox.
Pathetic fallacy is when when the mood in a piece of the play is interpreted by the weather and nature.
Dramatic irony is a when the audience know something that the actors don’t. For example in act 1 scene 4 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, macbeth speaks in an aside (to the audience) telling us that he is going to have dispense with the kings son Malcolm in order to become king himself.