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Evaluate How Shakespeare Uses Language in Act 1: Scene 7: Lines 28-82

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Introduction

Evaluate How Shakespeare Uses Language in Act 1: Scene 7: Lines 28-82 The language that Shakespeare uses in the above lines is very varied. He uses a mixture of different literary devices including similes, metaphors, hyperbole, and alliteration. The language of Lady Macbeth is very powerful as it completely alters the outlook of Macbeth in a short time. Macbeth starts by using language which shows his conscious disgust a the plan "We will proceed no further in this business." Lady Macbeth mocks Macbeth, for example, she asks him rhetorical questions such as "Like the poor cat i'the adage?" ...read more.

Middle

This too provokes Macbeth and triggers him to succumb to Lady Macbeth's persuasion. Shakespeare uses Lady Macbeth and her speech to force Macbeth to kill Duncan because she implies that he would be less of a man if he does not commit the murder. Obviously Lady Macbeth knows that insulting his masculinity is something that would affect Macbeth. Lady Macbeth's language is vivid, passionate and expressive; for example, she talks (1.7.4-9) about plucking the baby that she could see loved her, from her nipple and smashing its brains out. ...read more.

Conclusion

Lady Macbeth is already plotting how Duncan should be put to death and malevolently says how the warders guarding the King will be blamed. Macbeth himself echoes Lady Macbeth's themes of manliness when he is committed to performing the murder: "Bring forth men-children only!" he then goes on to describe how the deed should be done. Shakespeare then goes on to describe how they shall, like everybody else, show their grief at the tragedy. In this passage, Shakespeare cleverly takes advantage of Macbeth's and Lady Macbeth's relationship and uses t to portray a scene of evil, plotting and guile. Henry Miles, 10S ...read more.

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