Essay On Personification In Macbeth

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Ever read a tragedy called Macbeth where everything is not what it seems? Macbeth is a play written by Shakespeare and it's about a guy named Macbeth, who does anything in his power to become king. Shakespeare sends the message in Macbeth that fate doesn't matter as everyone will die eventually. More specifically, Shakespeare utilizes the literary device personification and repetition to develop the idea that what's done is in life is meaningless as everyone will end up dying. In order to show how Macbeth gave up on life the author uses the literary technique of personification. Personification is giving something not human, human like qualities. For example, the author explores this in the Tomorrow soliloquy which is towards the end of the play. He then creates a vivid picture in the reader's mind when Macbeth states, "Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that strays and frets his hour up on stage." This quote is saying how life is like a crummy actor on stage who just worries for his short time on stage. It also, states how everyone worries…show more content…
Repetition is repeating a word or phrase to emphasize a point. For example, the author uses this when he says "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace... and all our yesterdays have lighted fools." This quote is saying how tomorrow, then the next day and so on will go by slow and it's just a repetition of the day before. Life is so repetitive and goes by so slowly and each day brings people closer to death. This relates to how fate doesn't matter because as the days go by and a goal is about to be achieved or is achieved people are already close to dying. Once dead what was done in life won't mean anything anymore which is why fate won't matter as fate will end up bringing people to their deaths. To conclude the use of repetition in this soliloquy proves the point of how fate doesn't
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