Lady Macbeth is at Fault
by: Jacob Lopez
The Downfall of Macbeth
Analogy used in Macbeth
In this part of the play Macbeth is comparing Men to dogs. He is saying that mutts, wild dogs, and fine dogs are all classified as dogs. Comparing this to men because good men and bad men are, just as dogs, all classified as just men. This analogy shows to the reader that Macbeth is insulting Banqou and his sons by saying everyone is classified as a man but only some are good noble men.
Comic Relief Used in Macbeth
In this part of the play Macbeth had just murdered Duncan and heard prayers and people saying amen. The mood was very tense so Shakespeare had to lighten things up with this comic relief. The comic relief is talking about so many people going to hell that the porter would be a very busy man using the old turning key to open the gates so he could let all the people into hell. This shows the reader that Duncan's murder was a big deal in the play and Shakespeare had to break up the tenseness with a little humor.
Imagery Used in Macbeth
During this part of the play Lady Macbeth is convincing Macbeth to follow through with the murder. She is saying that he swore he would follow through with it to her but now he is backing out; so, she says that she would smash her baby's head in if she swore to him that she would. This was all in effort to make him feel he was obligated to murder Duncan. This use of imagery shows the reader that Lady Macbeth is really trying to get in Macbeth's head. She is making him feel like a bad person if he doesn't follow through with the murder he swore about to his wife.