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Explore The Ways In Which Shakespeare Makes Act III Scene 4 Lines 60 116 Such A Dramatic And Significant Moment In Macbeth.

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Explore The Ways In Which Shakespeare Makes Act III Scene 4 Lines 60 - 116 Such A Dramatic And Significant Moment In Macbeth. In act III scene IV lines 60 - 116, Shakespeare creates a particularly dramatic and significant scene moment in the play Macbeth. He does this by using thematic, linguistic and dramatic techniques, as well as anticipating the audience's response to develop and complicate the main characters - Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Firstly, analysing the thematic techniques used by Shakespeare, one can see how effectively he uses this to create dramatic significance. Shakespeare uses the theme of guilt throughout this scene. Banquo has been murdered by Macbeth, and he feels guilty afterwards. The introduction of Banquo's ghost and many linguistic changes (explored later on) are crucial elements in this theme. To add to guilt, Shakespeare also introduces the theme of consequence. After Banquo's murder, he returns as a ghost to haunt Macbeth. ...read more.

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which Macbeth says when he sees the ghost. The way Shakespeare contrasts this is by making Macbeth appear hospitable towards his guests when the ghost isn't present. This is portrayed by when Macbeth says "Do not muse..., my most worthy friends." (l.85), Macbeth appears calm and innocent. Another aspect that Shakespeare creates to make it more dramatic is the ignorance of Lady Macbeth. When Macbeth hallucinates, she simply stands her ground, and instead of feeling for him, she ignores everything. When she says "[You] broke the good meeting / with most admiral disorder" (l.109-10) it shows how she starts to question him spitefully about what he is doing. This reveals how the introduction of the ghost helped to create a clear contrast, and how Lady Macbeth's ignorance added to the significance of this scene, and also helped to structure the theme of guilt. Thirdly, it is necessary to understand the linguistic techniques Shakespeare uses to create such a powerful scene. ...read more.

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If they knew the story, and were aware of the ghost, the dramatic irony would occur. This is when the audience know what the cast do not. This would lead to tension as whether the other members would take the hints and understand what Macbeth has done, or remain unaware and let the play continue. However if the audience did not know what was going on they would be indeed very confused. As well as listening to difficult Shakespeare writing, they would see Macbeth talking to the air, which may confuse them, especially when he returns to normal. In conclusion, one can see the various ways that Shakespeare creates a dramatic and significant scene. The theme of guilt and consequence really backs up the previous scene of Banquo's murder, and the introduction of the ghost and reaction of Lady Macbeth explains Macbeth's emotions very well. The way in which Shakespeare writes is also effective in distinguishing what is happening, and all of this really boosts the effectiveness and dramatic significance of Act III Scene IV lines 60 - 116. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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