Examples Of Foreshadowing In Macbeth

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This scene features Lady Macbeth speaking to herself; expressing her thoughts out loud. She speaks of killing Duncan: “The raven himself is hoarse/That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan” (45-46). She then calls upon the spirits to assist her in murder (47-51). Shakespeare uses words with negative connotations, such as “hoarse”, “croaks”, “cruelty”, and “blood” (45-50). These negative connotations contribute to the frightening and devious tone. There is also foreshadowing present when she speaks of Duncan’s “fatal entrance” (46). This implies that she will (or at least attempt to) murder Duncan to claim the throne for her own husband. This scene is significant, because it shows what is to come in the following scenes and acts, and sets the

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