English Literature

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The dramatic quality in "Macbeth"

The order of sins are always strategically ordered : In Act I scene 2, Duncan is told about Macbeth's valorous qualities and Cawdor's sins. In act I scene 3, the witches call Macbeth successively "Thane of Glamis", "Thane of Cawdor" and "King". It creates dramatic irony: we know something about the character that he still ignores. Moreover, the technique of using a prophecy, that is to say a prolepsis tends to add tension and suspense. Violence is present throughout the […]

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Political questions in "Macbeth"

Political questions are typical of the Renaissance: it is due to the inheritance of rulers by divine right. Malcolm, the oldest of Duncan"s sons, is declared heir to the throne and Prince of Cumberland. Like Richard, Macbeth wants to disrupt the natural order of things. At the end of Macbeth, just like in Richard III, the natural order is restored ("Hail, King of Scotland") and the divine right is respected. The feudal social organization is based on duty, loyalty and […]

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Introduction to Macbeth

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Macbeth was written by Shakespeare between 1603 and 1606, between Caesar and Hamlet. It is the story of a murderer and usurper, like Richard III or Claudius (Hamlet) from crime to crime to achieve security. Macbeth is a villain but a more humanized character compared to Richard. Macbeth is a noble and gifted man. He chooses treachery and crime, knows them for what they are and is totally aware he is doing evil. Evil is concentrated in Macbeth and Lady […]

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