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Macbeth. How does Shakespeare use language, structure and dramatic devices to create drama in Act I scene VII and Act II scene II?
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How does Shakespeare use language, structure and dramatic devices to create drama in Act I scene VII and Act II scene II?
How does Shakespeare use language structure and dramatic devices to create tension in the play?
Shakespeare uses language, structure and dramatic devices to great effect to create and uphold the dramatic atmosphere throughout both scenes. These two scenes in particular are significant due to the fact that they show the characteristics of Macbeth change from a battle-hardened, honourable and combat-decorated warrior to an emotionally unstable, cowardly individual who is susceptible to other peoples' coercive measures, namely his wife; Lady Macbeth.
Macbeth seemingly talks to himself to portray the conflict currently raging away in his mind as whether to assassinate the King or not and reasons for and against such an action. The soliloquy is particularly effective in this manner due to its generic function being to create a better understanding of the thoughts within the subjects head, in this instance; the reluctance of Macbeth to kill Duncan and his reasons for such opinions. A soliloquy also creates a better audience-character bond and increases the emotional attachment felt by the audience for the character.
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