I think Macbeth is an equivicator. An example of this is in Act 1 Scene 7. ‘The even-handed justice Commands th’ingredients of our poisoned chalice To put own lips. This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air Fair is foul, an foul is fair Hover the fog and filthy air.    

Glamis, and Thane of Cawdor: The greatest is behind. Act 1 Scene 3 The Prince of Cumberland: that is a step On which I must fall down, or else o’erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires, Let not light are my black and deep desires, Act 1 Scene 4 If it […]

Dramatic irony is inherent in speeches that is understood by the audience but not perceived by characters in the play. It is an important stylistic device used as a plot device where the audience knows about situations, causes of conflict and their resolutions or their intentions before characters. The speeches and actions would have a […]

Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels Besides, this Duncan has used his powers so gently, has been so good in his great role, that his great morality will beseech like angels Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return […]

But ’tis strange: And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray ‘s In deepest consequence. It is strange: Often, in order to do us harm, The witches tell us the truth about, matters of small importance, and then betray us in […]

For a while you couldn’t tell who was winning. The armies were like two exhausted swimmers holding on to each other and struggling to move in the water. The villainous MacDonald was carried by foot soldiers and armoured warriors from Ireland and Hebrides. Lady Luck was smiling viciously at the enemies as if she was […]

From my point of view, the impact that the beast has on the group is one of the most influential on its power dynamics. In chapter six of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Beast from Air, a parachutist arrives on the island. The boys have been experiencing nightmares about a beast and the ‘biguns’ […]