Analysis Of Macbeth's Soliloquy

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There comes a point in life where some people are faced with an opportunity to do an illegal act. Macbeth is faced with a chance to end King Duncan’s life and to become King himself, as Lady Macbeth had just come to him and made him aware of her plans to murder Duncan. In Macbeth’s soliloquy during Act I scene VII, he uses an apprehensively foreboding tone to convey how conflicted he is to the readers. The purpose of this speech is for Macbeth to explain why killing Duncan is a horrible idea. Also, Macbeth’s faith in the three witches is a big reason he decides to do and they are why Lady Macbeth created the idea to kill the King. Macbeth believes that since the witches first prediction of him becoming Thane of Cawdor rang true, perhaps him becoming King of Scotland will as well. Therefore, through an apprehensively cautious tone,…show more content…
For instance, Macbeth claims he teaches “bloody instructions” that go on to “plague the inventor” (26-27). This quote illustrates that it is the illegal act that will eventually come back around to the one who committed the crime. Also, the language used is not literal because one cannot teach bloody instructions, instructions can be taught, but are not usually written in blood. Another example is when Macbeth reveals that due to Duncan being such a benevolent ruler his “virtues will plead like angels trumpet-tongued against” his murder and will convince the angelic creatures to tell everyone who the murderer is. Macbeth is worried that all stated previously will come to pass, however it is not accurate. Duncan’s virtues cannot truly speak, therefore they are not able to plead and it is not possible to do so similar to angels as their existence debatable, but it does all make for vivid imagery. Furthermore, the figurative language Macbeth 's used only enhanced his reasons on why he should not commit

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