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How does Shakespeare create dramatic tension inAct 2 Scene 1 and 2?
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How does Shakespeare create dramatic tension in
Act 2 Scene 1 and 2?
In this essay I will discuss how Shakespeare uses dramatic
tension in Act 2 Scene 1 and 2, and the effects it has on the
audience. In the first scene, Banquo and his son, Fleance, are on
their way to bed after a leaving King Duncan in his room, in Macbeth's
castle. On their way they meet Macbeth with a servant, in the
courtyard. Banquo brings up in the conversation how he can't sleep
properly after hearing the witches prophesy. Macbeth hints that he
looks for Banquo's support in future, but Banquo makes it clear that
he will only act honourably. As soon as Macbeth is alone, he imagines
that he sees a dagger, which is leading him to Duncan's room.
Macbeth's mind is in turmoil as whether to commit the murder or not.
When he hears the signal his mind is made up, and he goes to Duncan's
room to murder him.
In the second scene,
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