Moral Message In Macbeth

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Macbeth is a great tragedy-themed play by William Shakespeare. Three witches decide to confront Macbeth that he will acquire the title of the Cawdor, which becomes true. The witches then predict that he will one day become king and decides to murder King Duncan, to fulfil the prophecy, with Lady Macbeth as an accomplice. The crown is then handed down to Macbeth. But later on, Lady Macbeth’s conscience begins to torture her and commits suicide, however Macduff kills Macbeth, and Malcolm is appointed King. In the play, Shakespeare conveys a moral message to his audience by expressing the consequences that will occur from bad choices made in life. It is conveyed to the audience by using a variety of different language techniques of Macbeth’s actions.…show more content…
The characters in the play are depicted only by their actions, their words and what they are saying in soliloquy. The words and the actions of the characters do not always express the true character of the people and this is proof that we could not entirely accept in order to fully understand what they mean. Only when they think aloud are their true nature and thoughts are revealed and Shakespeare uses soliloquy effectively because in soliloquy lies the truth. Soliloquy is shown in Act 5, Scene 5: "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow…", in Macbeth’s speech. Imagery also conveys the consequences of Macbeth actions. For example, ‘blood imagery’ helps to develop the theme of guilt in Act 2, Scene 2: “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?” where Macbeth and Lady Macbeth enter their murderous journey. When Lady Macbeth had forced Macbeth to kill Duncan, their crimes have stained them in a way that cannot be washed off. Macbeth looks to his hands and comprehends that water will not be able to wash away the guilt he has to live with and will always have the image of the blood on his hands; they are stained for

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