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The different dramatic effects in Act 2: Scenes 1+ 2 of Macbeth.

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The different dramatic effects in Act 2: Scenes 1+ 2 of Macbeth Introduction In Act 2: Scenes 1 + 2 there are lots of extracts that create dramatic effect. Some create tension in the scene or they may be a visually spectacular event. Sudden Changes in Tension A change in tension is the sudden, jerky movements of Banquo at the start of 2:1. "Give me my sword! Who's there?" Line 10. It shows that Banquo can't sleep and he is restless. He had previously been talking about the night. He couldn't sleep because he had been dreaming about the 'three Weird Sisters' and his and Macbeth's curious visit to them. The main change in tension is that of Macbeth's halfway through 2:1. ...read more.


I would thou couldst!" Line 73. This shows that he regrets killing Duncan and changes the whole mood of the scene. Our response to different characters My response to Lady Macbeth is that of loathsome feelings. "That hath made them drunk hath made me bold." Line 1, 2:2. This shows that she has injected herself with drink that has made other people unconscious, but has made her evil. It has got rid of her good feelings so that her conscience doesn't get in her the way. I felt sorry for Banquo, as he doesn't no what is going on. " ... but still keep my bosom franchised and allegiance clear..." (Lines 27 + 28 2:1). ...read more.


His conscience is yet again getting in his way and he is starting to leak something out to the people around him. He is acting suspiciously. If we know something the other characters and a visually spectacular event The only thing that we know and the characters don't is that Macbeth was hallucinating with the dagger in 2:2. "Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?" Lines 34 + 35. That is also the only visually spectacular event, as you wouldn't have anything else in a Shakespeare globe theatre! Conclusion This essay shows that Macbeth is not only a tragedy, but it is also very dramatic. There are lots of different ways to create dramatic effect. Shakespeare has used loads and as the special effects are added as the years go by, it is bound to be the best play ever wrote by Shakespeare. ...read more.

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