Figurative Language In Macbeth

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Guilt before and after ‘Is this a dagger which I see before me’: hallucination from guilt “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?” “Let not light see my black and deep desires” Ambition Quotes “ I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition” is metaphor to show ambition is the only thing that is keeping him going “unsex me here, and fill me…. Of dirtest cruelty” is figurative language that shows “I am thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield…. Against the use of nature” exposes macbeth’s ambition as witches were giving neutral prophecy that he becomes king. He himself thinks he has to kill. Macbeth is weak and kind “But screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we'll not fail” shows how Macbeth was worried and not ambitious, and has to make Lady Macbeth convince him. “nature / . . . is too full o’th’ milk of human kindness” is hyperbole that shows Macbeth is too kind to kill Duncan Lady Macbeth Ruthlessness “…and know how tender tis to love the babe that…show more content…
“ Macbeth has changed (weak to strong,emotionless) “She should have died hereafter. There would have been a time for such a word”. “I am in blood stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er” “"The castle of Macduff I will surprise… His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls That trace him in his line." Lady Macbeth Changed (strong to weak guilty) “Out damn spot! Out I say..” “The queen my lord, is dead.” Sick from guilt and died Loyalty “For Brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name” captain “O valiant cousin, worthy gentleman” Duncan talk about malcolm “Fit to govern? No, not to live. O nation miserable!...” macduff loyalty to malcolm Deception ‘Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it’ “Against those honours deep and broad… your majesty loads our house” “this castle hath a pleasant seat…” ironic since duncan gonna
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