Literary Techniques In Macbeth

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William Shakespeare utilises various literary techniques to explore the concept of tragedy in Macbeth. There are many literary techniques demonstrated in Macbeth to represent Macbeth's actions throughout the whole play. That will lead him to the destruction of his life. The main ideas among Macbeth's downfall are recognised as he is manipulated by Lady Macbeth and the outcome of what Macbeth's surroundings will experience and Macbeth himself, which leads to tragedy. In Act 3, Scene 4, many quotes in Macbeth use literary techniques that Shakespeare uses to represent his play. Shakespeare uses aside and rhetorical questions to represent how lady macbeth asks Macbeth this question to make him feel weak, shown in "Lady Macbeth: (aside to Macbeth) Are you man?". This quote reflects the patriarchal value where she says he is not acting 'manly enough'. "Macbeth: What man dare, I dare:/ Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear" is another significant quote that uses many literary …show more content…

"Lady Macbeth: Wash your hands, put on your nightgown; look not so/pale.--I tell you yet again, Banquo's buried; he/ cannot come out on's grave." This quote uses an imperative tone representing how Lady Macbeth is experiencing internal conflict - she is convincing herself that there is nothing to worry about. " Lady Macbeth: Out, damned spot" is another quote that displays the literary technique of epizeuxis. This quote shows how Laday Macbeth hallucinates and loses her sanity due to her hematuria and guilt. These two quotes represent how Lady Macbeth starts hallucinating that she sees the blood of people that she has murdered on her hands, which symbolises her sense of guilt even though she considers trying to convince herself that everything is going to be fine but Duncan and Banquo's deaths hunted her which caused her to kill

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