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 >
The three witches in "Macbeth" represent evil and darkness. The witches demonstrate the external evil forces working against Macbeth specifically, but that allegorically may influence any person. They are also a metaphorical reflection of the darkness within Macbeth himself.Full Answer >
Many scholars believe that Williams Shakespeare may have written his famous tragedy, "Macbeth," as a celebration of King James I. King James I of England had formerly been King James the VI of Scotland, and ascended to the throne in 1603. He was the first in the line of Stuarts that combined the crowns of both England and Scotland.Full Answer >