macbeh 4

  • Created by: kendoll
  • Created on: 23-11-17 18:29

act 5 scene 1

in her sleep walking she reveals guilt and anxiety toubled by past events

'out damned spot, out i say'

spot of blood, heavy irony tormented with hand washing, metaphor, symbol of guilt, in shakespears time witches had the devils mark she has become inhumane, she speaks in pros , moral decline of character, broken syntax, sentences dont function as they are fragmented and repetitive

'all the perfumes of arabia will not sweeten this little hand'

contrasts to all neptunes water will not wash macbeths hand, 'little' has connotations of childlike innocence, sympathy, hyperbole

'yet who wouldve thought the old man to have so much blood in him'

colloquial endearment, 'old' could be disrespectful or duncan resembled her father, subconsciously admitted to murder of duncan, was never fully aware of morality after it add wasnt prepared for how she

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