Macbeth Figurative Language Analysis

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In Macbeth, Act 1 scene 3, there are examples of imagery. Figurative imagery: (Figurative imagery is created by using "figures of speech" such as metaphors, similes and personification. Through the usage of figures of speech, there is an indirect description by comparing one thing to another) Literal imagery: It creates a mental impression through the use of language that appeals directly to the senses by describing a thing, a person, a feeling or an experience. An example of both figurative and imagery can be found in the first witch’s speech. Literal imagery: She describes the sailor’s wife munching on chestnuts, which creates a mental picture that is linked to the sense of sight and the sense of hearing. Figurative Imagery: She uses…show more content…
In Act 1, Scene 3, through the archetypal school of critical theory, key archetypes in this play are outlined. Firstly, there are the witches. Right from the start, The witches in Macbeth reveal themselves as evil characters who solely create turmoil. The witches represent the villain archetype. They are “the bad guys” in this play. The witches’ characteristics which adhere to the villain archetype: Powerful (magical powers) Intelligent Devious Scheming Odd looking At the start of Act 1 Scene 3 in Macbeth,the Witches prepare for their first encounter with Macbeth. As they do so, they plot revenge against those who they believe have insulted them. *Scheming . Sooner on, the witches predict that Macbeth will be the future king. This leads Macbeth to kill King Duncan( the current King on the throne), on the very night the witches’ foretell the prophecy. *Evil characters who create turmoil Macbeth, who is the central figure in this play, is identified as the tragic hero. Despite him starting out as a simple content soldier, in this scene, we see him unravel. Macbeth contemplates murdering king Duncan, and it horrifies him. “I am thane of
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