In William Shakespeare’s Tragic Play, Macbeth, He Uses His Manipulative Writing to Highlight the Significance and Drama of Act 3 Scene 4.

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Shakespeare’s writing shows the significance of Act 3 Scene 4 with the importance of the character of Lady Macbeth. We see this by Lady Macbeth’s diction and her questioning Macbeth repetitively about being a man. The ability of Lady Macbeth to keep Macbeth calm and in line, also to revoke tension surrounding Macbeth shows the consequential role she plays to the play. The unveiling of Macbeth’s new personalities begins in this scene, when the news of Banquo’s death but Fleance’s survival is broken to Macbeth. This scene introduces us to a new Macbeth no longer brave and confident but “cabin, cribbed and confined in his doubts and fears”. Macbeth’s character is no longer polished but now stained because he now greets the acts of evil saying “Blood will have blood” and his involvement with the murderers. Also his return to hear more of the witches’ prophecies shows him yet again welcoming evil doings. Shakespeare’s writing allows us to understand Macbeth’s personality change through Macbeth’s reactions and his responses to his wife and the murderer also through his diction. This shows me that Macbeth is becoming a more vengeful person foreshadowing more bad deeds “We are yet but young in deed”. The survival of Fleance also adds significance to the play in a dramatic fashion. Fleance’s survival plays a trivial role on Macbeth’s future as king because of the prophecies of the witches. The fact that Fleance is still alive brings fear and sleepless nights to Macbeth. This makes us readers to believe that Fleance will revenge the death of his father in the future. Moreover, Ross begins to become suspicious of Macbeth because he begins to lose his cool and ramble with unusual things. Again we see Shakespeare foreshadowing significant acts about to unravel. This leads us to think Ross will start to question the actions of Macbeth and begin second guess his commands. Drama

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