Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1 Analysis

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This extract is from Act 4 Scene 1 of the acclaimed play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare is one of the greatest writers of English literature in the history. He is famous for his poetries, quotes, tragic and comedy plays. We must assume that some of his writings on misery and warmth were a reflection of his own life experience. Love and marriage in his plays always ended miserably and symbolized as tragedies, or full of unnecessary disputes on trivial issues. Perhaps, Shakespeare must have experienced it vicariously somewhere or somehow had an own experience. Shakespeare was a brilliant student of human nature; his tragedies gave significance to man 's passions and the consequences when they are out of control. Macbeth is one of his greatest plays ever. It is the only Shakespearean play that’s set in Scotland. Shakespeare wrote this play to entertain and come into the notice of the King James 1 in the …show more content…

In the Act 4 Scene 1, the most crystal clear literary devices are imagery, similes. Shakespeare incorporates the supernatural imagery as in the following lines: “Thou art too like the spirit of Banquo. Down! 
Thy crown does sear mine eyeballs. And thy hair, Thou other gold-bound brow, is like the first. “ It depicts that Macbeth visualizes the ghost of Banquo which frightens him for his evil doings. Shakespeare uses supernatural imagery to make the scene more intriguing for the audience as earlier Macbeth has been comforted by the witches by using equivocation that no man born of woman will be able to harm him, but the turning point come and the tormenter is none other than Banquo’s ghost which threatens Macbeth for committing evil. Shakespeare frequently uses similes to make his play more interesting and lyrical. It helps to get the audience involved throughout the play as it sparks their imagination. As in the following

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