Examples Of Sensory Language In Macbeth

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Macbeth is a prominent play by William Shakespeare, it is known for its wickedness and immorality. The play portrays a character named Macbeth, who commences as a loyal and honorable hero of Scotland. However, Macbeth's character changes gradually during the play. An inevitable, uncontrollable and powerful ambition for sovereignty forced him into making sinister decisions that only created despair, guilt, and madness. Macbeth betrayed Duncan, this incident, transformed Macbeth into being a detrimental human being in society, who was no longer honorable, instead he was a tyrant. This event exemplifies the many horrors and terrors that ameliorate the play in setting up the intensity, what is to come and the result of this event. Horror can be…show more content…
An example of sensory language is “will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood. Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.” Macbeth is feeling extremely guilty about killing Duncan, he’s desperately begging for Neptune, a planet with the largest oceans and profuse quantities of water to wash off the blood. The interminable amount of water accumulated in attempting to wash off the blood, it however cannot wash the blood off of his hand, instead the ocean turns red which is full of his bloody guilt. The five senses that contribute with this quote is that one can see the green ocean turning red; the innocence turning evil. As well as, one can feel the motion of the wet and smooth waves of the ocean, turning into sticky and slippery blood, one can hear the relaxing ocean waves swishing back and forth then it turns into blood and it is motionless without life in the ocean it is full of doom. One can taste the ocean so refreshing and it turns into stained bloody guilt that is in one’s throat forever like guilt and one can smell the stained bloody red ocean that is full of all the guilt that Macbeth carries because of Duncan’s

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