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Soliloquy in 'Macbeth' :a detailed Analysis.

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Soliloquy in 'Macbeth' :a detailed Analysis. Introduction Shakespheare's Scottish tragedy is about Macbeth's rise to power, and he does this by murdering his king, Duncan, and the evil deeds. A soliloquy is a classical literary technique to allow a character to share his or her thoughts and feelings with the audience. I will now examine and attempt to trace 3 soliloquies in Macbeth's development from hero to a hated tyrant. When Macbeth won the battle after that he met the three weird sisters and they told him that he is thane of glamis, he is going to become the thane of cowdor and he will become the king. After this Macbeth does become the thane of cowdor and realises that the three wierds sisters prophecy is becoming true and this makes him ambitious to become the king. The only way to become the king is to murder Duncan and this what the first soliloquy is all about that should he murder king, Duncan or not. ...read more.


After the soliloquy Macbeth thinks that he is not going to murder his king but then lady Macbeth persuades him to murder Duncan by saying he is a coward and he is not a man. The second soliloquy is in act3 scene1 lines 49-73. Before the soliloquy Banquo gets suspicious on Macbeth. In this soliloquy Macbeth thinks he should murder Banquo because he knows that Macbet killed Duncan and that's why Macbeth fears Banquo's natural nobility of character when it says in the soliloquy that " our fears in Banquo stick deep, and in his royalty of nature Reigns that which would be fear'd." This soliloquy tell us that Macbeth is changing from a hero to a very bad and evil person. He is murdering any one who comes in his way. After the soliloquy the murdererscome and he arranges to have Banquo killed. Before the 3rd soliloquy in act4 scene1 the witches assemble to meet Macbet, and promise to answer his questions. ...read more.


We can see this by looking at the three soliloques. The first soliloquy Macbeth sees that one of the witches prophecy becomes true which is him becoming the thane of cowdor and the other prophecy of the witches was that he is going to become a king and the only way was to murder Duncan and his ambition made him do that. In that soliloquy we also find out that he is doubtful in murdering the king this tells us that he is starting to become cruel. The second soliloquy tells us he wants to murder Banquo because he is getting suspicious on Macbeth, this shows us that he is becoming more cruel but he is murdering Banquo for a reason but in the third soliloquy eh tells his soldiers to go and murder Macduff's family for no reason this shows that Macbeth has completely becomes cruel. Notice that in the first murder he does it himself then the murder of banquo is done by the murderers and Macduff's family is murdered dy Macbeth's soldiers. ...read more.

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