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Copy of Literary Devices in Macbeth
Transcript of Copy of Literary Devices in Macbeth
MACBETH Dramatic Irony Aside "Glamis, and thane of Cawdor!
The greatest is behind" -Macbeth, Act 1, scene 3 Macbeth, after being prophesied by the witches of being
thane of Cawdor, is amazed to be appointed as the new thane
of Cawdor by Ross and Angus. He thinks to himself that the other
prophecies by the witches will come true. ". . . Come, you spirits
That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,
And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full
Of direst cruelty." -Lady Macbeth, Act 1, scene 5 a statement whose two parts seem contradictory yet make sense with more thought, it attracts the reader's or the listener's attention and gives emphasis. "Fair is foul, and foul is fair." -The witches, Act 1, scene 1 Dramatic irony is when the words and actions of the characters of a work of literature have a different meaning for the reader than they do for the characters. In
other words.. information that the reader
knows but the character does not. The purpose for literary
devices is to successfully
construct a piece of litature and to
create moods and dynamics
within the story. "Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible to feeling as to sight? Or art thou but dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat oppressed brain." -Macbeth, Act 2, scene 1 The three witches forshadow what
will happen in the future, in other
words they predict the evil that will
corrupt Macbeth's judgement. All that is
good is turning to bad and all bad delights them. Macbeth sees an illusionary dagger in front of him, as
he is going to kill Duncan. Duncan who is asleep, has trusted Macbeth because
of his previous loyalty,but he is unaware of Macbeth's intentions of killing him. Lady Macbeth is willing
to give up her femininity
to kill Duncan so that she
can gain the crown. She talks
to herself as she is alone in Macbeth's
castle Interpretation of Lady Macbeth
in her soliloquy. Macbeth as the new thane
of Cawdor. Macbeth about to stab