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  • Use of form in Macbeth
    • a tragedy, the simplest definition of a tragedy would be "a play with an unhappy ending".
    • Macbeth clearly achieves his ambition to become king, it is at the expense of his happiness. He feels he needs to murder, lie and behave brutally to others in order to keep his power.
    • the structure is strictly  chronological, the events of this play are organised into five acts, each containing a number of scenes
    • the majority of the writing in Macbeth is in poetic form, though sometimes  prose is used,When Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking Shakespeare does not use blank verse as normal but uses    straightforward prose instead to indicate an extreme emotional state.

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