By: William Shakespear
WHO OR WHAT IN THE WORLD IS TO BLAME FOR MACBETH'S DOWNFALL?
- "Thy letters have transported me beyond
This ignorant present, and I feel now
The future in the instant " (1.6 64-66)
-When Lady Macbeth reads her husbands letter, she immediately turns toward the future that she imagines for her and Macbeth. Her dreams of being a wife of a king get her thinking of how "instant of a future" that is. This is showing that Macbeths powers and emotions of what she wants, which is to become the wife of a king, can definitely influence Macbeth into killing, or his downfall.
A foil in a movie or a book is when there are two characters who, are purposely put in the story to be total opposite. An example of a foil in Macbeth, is Macbeth and Macduff's relationship. Although they have some similarities, like being soldiers or being noble, the also were complete opposites because Macbeth was a killer and Macduff tried to stop him from killing but didn't succeed.
- Verbal Irony
Irony occurs when a character is unaware of what the meaning behind something that is said in the story. An example of irony in Macbeth, is when Macbeth and Lady Macbeth think they will achieve great happiness by killing Duncan. But this contrast how they will actually lose happiness by killing.
A Symbol is an object, or creature or something that is apart of a larger picture, An example of symbol in Macbeth, is the three witches. They represent evil, and all that is not good in the world.