Some examples of personification in Macbeth include the lines "dark night strangles the travelling lamp" (Act 2, Scene 4) and "new sorrows / Strike heaven on the face" (Act 4, Scene 2). Shakespeare often uses personification, which is a literary device by which non-human ideas and objects are referred to as human.Know More
It is essentially a type of metaphor, used to evoke the strong imagery that Macbeth is known for.
Another key example of personification in the play comes in Act 5, Scene 5, when Macbeth describes life as "but a walking shadow, a poor player." He says this despondently in response to news that the "trees" of Birnam Wood are marching on Dunsinane.Learn more about Classics
In the play "MacBeth," Ross is a Scottish Thane who turns against Macbeth to side with the English forces. He is a cousin to Macbeth.Full Answer >
Lady Macbeth accounts for Macbeth's behavior in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," by saying that he has had this kind of behavior since he was child, and even has seizures during these moments. She essentially tries to explain his behavior away as a mental illness. This occurs during Act 3, Scene 4, when they attend a feast and Macbeth alone sees the ghost of Banquo.Full Answer >
Shakespeare's play "Macbeth" contains situational irony and dramatic irony. The premise of the play itself is ironic, as Macbeth aims to become king to better himself, but his guilt from usurping the throne and committing murder ends up committing him to a downward spiral.Full Answer >
At the end of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth commits suicide, Macduff kills Macbeth and Malcolm is hailed King of Scotland. Throughout the 11 scenes in Act V, Macbeth and his wife show that their sanity has been compromised while Macduff, Malcolm and an English-Scottish coalition prepare to war against the castle. Macbeth exceedingly relies on the Weird Sisters' predictions regarding his future, and Lady Macbeth begins sleepwalking as guilt torments her.Full Answer >