The use of the word “fatal” is often associated with deadly and disastrous events. Shakespeare deliberately used the word “fatal” to warn us of the many unfortunate events taking place through out the play. Macbeth is searching for good reasons as to why he should kill King Duncan, and with this dagger floating in front of him; Macbeth will pass the blame on to this “dagger” and “fatal vision” if he decides to kill King Duncan. Shakespeare also uses metaphors such as “Heat-oppressed brain” which informs us that Macbeth is under a lot of stress and pressure regarding his wife persuading him to kill the king and take the throne and whether or not to kill the king. Not only is this affecting his brain, but his ability to think and his sight, which is why he is imagining the floating “dagger”.
Here the audience is left with an unanswered question as to how the feud started and from the prologue we are left wondering if anger and hate will lead to the death of the two “ star crossed lovers”. The prologue also contains many oxymorons such as “civil” and “blood”.shakespeare uses these oxymorons to show contradicting ideas which the play is full of. The play begins with a fight between the servants of both families. Shakespeare does this to show the immense hatred that is shared between both families as even the servants get involved and to set the scene for violence and bloodshed. In act 1 scene 5 we see the hatred between the two families through the
Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare combines love, romance and conflict mixed with murder in Romeo and Juliet in Act 3 Scene 1 which makes this play so dramatic. Shakespeare uses techniques such as dramatic irony, pathetic fallacy and imagery which leave the audience excited and tense throughout the play. I will explain how Act 3 Scene 1 is made so dramatic. Shakespeare uses vivid and powerful imagery to portray a picture in the audience’s mind about where consequences of a grudge could lead. ‘A plague a’ both your houses!’ Shakespeare has used the word plague because plague is a disease that kills people one by one and he used the word to define grudge as something that kills everyone one by one.
In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth guilt strongly affects Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as it is shown through the emotions, the murder and the suicide. The changes of Macbeth’s emotions demonstrates how guilt develop within him. Through Macbeth aggressiveness he demonstrates the cause of his guilt. Macbeth, no longer acts like his past self, and violently kills Duncan. This betrayal that he demonstrates,
As the play progresses, it is evident that Macbeth is tempted by the witches and has become evil by the catalyst of their powers. The reader recognizes the mental weakness Macbeth really has even though he has power in ambition. The varying points of view of a play give the author more power for audience to become involved with the actions on stage. For example, Macbeth in one of his soliloquies says whole heartedly, "I am his kinsman and his subject," about the thoughts of killing Duncan only to be later plauged by vision of "thy blade and dudgeons gouts of blood." This first person point of view allows the audience to know Macbeth's thoughts that no other character in the play can.
Romeo had also regretted responding with revenge when he had killed Tybalt. Romeo had acted in the moment and killed Tybalt for killing Mercutio. He regretted it because his murder had him banished. Romeo says, “O, I am fortunes fool” (Act3.Scene1.line142). He is stating that he is very unfortunate and wishes that he was not banished.
Is Hamlet Insane? The topic of whether Hamlet is insane or not insane has become a very controversial dispute. Some say he Hamlet actually started to progressively become insane as the play went on (thoughts of suicide, etc.) and some say that he just put on an act to gain an opportunity to avenge his father’s death., who was murdered my Claudius, his brother. I believe that Hamlet was completely aware of the words he spoke and the actions he made and acted in a way that could be considered “insane” for vengeance.
In Macbeth, Macbeth was a tragic hero because he had a flaw in his personality that ultimately caused him to perish. His conflict was that he wanted power too badly and would kill to get it. His ambition made him lose sight of what he had and focus on what he wanted. In the end, because of his tragic flaw, he ended up being killed
I could just imagine MacDuff coming in demanding to see Macbeth, fierce and angry. The tragic qualities of the play really do contribute to the larger message because it shows how in the end you will only lose if you do not play fair. In the story,
Macbeth becomes king and in the beginning it seems great but of course, it all starts to crumble in time. Duncan, who were the previous king, was a good man and Macbeth begins to feel guilt while also being filled with fear, for what comes next. Because of the thoughts Macbeth has, grim leadership sours his reign and he goes from being a king, to becoming an evil tyrant. To protect himself, he takes upon him the role as a cruel leader who executes and murder people who he sees as threats. If people would be too suspicious, Macbeth would have them silenced because of the fear that is in him.