Lady Macbeth character

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  • Lady Macbeth
    • Powerful
      • "Come"
        • imperative verb
          • demanding language
        • "double, double, toil and trouble/ fire burn and cauldron bubble."
          • Rhyming Couplets
            • silly to modern audiences
            • set them apart from other characters
          • adjectives
            • frightening
      • "double, double, toil and trouble/ fire burn and cauldron bubble."
        • Rhyming Couplets
          • silly to modern audiences
          • set them apart from other characters
        • adjectives
          • frightening
      • "wash th' hand... cannot come from on's grave"
        • commas
          • rambling on about things she can do to get rid of her guilt
        • noun "grave"
          • connotations to death
            • foreshadows her death due to guilt.
    • ambitious
      • "the raven himself is hoarse/ That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan"
        • animal imagery
          • By Duncan coming to their castle he is setting himself up to die
        • noun "raven"
          • symbolises death and violence
            • foreshadows Duncan is going to die a violent death
        • adjective "fatal"
          • inevitable that he is to die
      • "take my milk for gall"
        • maternal imagery
          • wants to take life rather than give
          • Goes against stereo types meaning that the audience would dislike her.
          • links to the witches who are sexless
        • repitition of "m"
          • snarling sound
    • Control over Macbeth
      • "look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it"
        • imperative verbs
          • shows the authority she believes she has over Macbeth
        • Adjective "innocent" and noun "flower"
          • Lady Macbeth is putting the stereotypical traits of a women onto Macbeth
          • separate herself from being a female
        • juxtaposition of nouns
          • Adjective "innocent" and noun "flower"
            • Lady Macbeth is putting the stereotypical traits of a women onto Macbeth
            • separate herself from being a female
          • Shows how she manipulates people
        • Noun "serpent"
          • links to the bible; the snake represents the devil and is very manipulative
      • "speak I charge you"
        • verb "charge"
          • Is a powerful character but Lady Macbeth still has power over him.

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