Macbeth Language Analysis

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Shakespeare uses a simile to portray Macbeth’s character as audacious and fearless.  “Like valour’s minion car’vd out his passage.”  ‘Valour’ suggests that Macbeth is courageous in the face of danger and in battle, in doing so it shows Macbeth’s heroism and gallantry. Alternatively, it also suggests that he is adamant since he is determined to do whatever he wishes with endurance (and follow orders given to him by King Duncan).  In giving Macbeth ‘valour’, it foreshadows that he will do anything in order to pursue the throne and make the witches’ prophecies come true later on in the play; it also foreshadows that he will be a barbaric tyrant since he isn’t afraid


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