Macbeth: Act 1 - Scene 1

Lucy Colson
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Macbeth: Act 1 - Scene 1
  1. Setting
    1. "Thunder and lightening"
      1. Pathetic Fallacy
        1. foreshadows the dark and dismal events to come
          1. establishes a omnious atmosphere
        2. "A desolate place."
          1. Connotations
            1. harsh
              1. dark
                1. unfriendly
                  1. bare
              2. Imagery
                1. "In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
                  1. Pathetic Fallacy of the tri-colon
                    1. establishes a omnious atmosphere
                      1. foreshadows the dark and dismal events to come
                    2. "Fair is foul, and foul is fair; Hover through the fog and filthy air.
                      1. aliteration (f/f/f)
                        1. soft, creepy, disturbing sounds
                          1. emphasises contradiction between the stereotypical harsh witches and these soft witches.
                            1. aperance is not reality
                              1. something is not as it seems
                                1. foreshadowing Macbeth's betrayal
                          2. meaning: beautiful is disgusting and disgusting is beautiful
                            1. Juxtaposition
                              1. everything is muddled up
                              2. Contradiction
                                1. emphasises the difference in the witches (they're soft not harsh)
                          3. Structure
                            1. "When shall we three meet again?"
                              1. rhetorical question
                                1. draw in the audience
                              2. "When the battle's lost, and won. That will be ere the set of sun."
                                1. rhyming couplet
                                  1. normally given to characters high in the hierarchy system (e.g monarch)
                                    1. there is something out of place
                                      1. the witches play an important role in the play
                                2. Language
                                  1. "shall"
                                    1. strongest verb
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