Examples Of Imagery In Macbeth

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Shakespeare was well known for the imagery he portrayed in his plays along with his vivid dialogue. In the play Macbeth Shakespeare uses the Elizabethan concept of Order vs. chaos, which also contributes to his images. Shakespeare uses many patterns of imagery in Macbeth to reveal that relentless ambition corrupts powerful people. With that said, the character Macbeth made terrible choices because of his fatal flaw. Shakespeare uses the image of blood to convey that Macbeth’s ambition was so strong he killed everyone who got in his way. “I think our country sinks beneath the yoke! It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash is added to her wounds (4.3.389).” When Malcolm claimed his opinion, he was stating that because of Macbeth’s…show more content…
“I heard the owl scream…(2.2.345).” When Macbeth killed king Duncan, Lady Macbeth thought she heard an owl scream. With that said, the moment Macbeth started to kill it affected the world and even the birds that were in the sky. “...and the crickets cry (2.2355).” The theme that relentless ambition corrupts powerful people is explained in this quote deeply because when Macbeth was relentless enough to kill a king, it made him corrupt which led to the unnatural and supernatural events throughout of the play. "And Duncan's horses - a thing most strange and certain...the minions of their race, turn'd wild in nature, broke their stalls, flung out...as they would war with mankind (2.4.14-19)." With his recurring image of animals reacting to Macbeth's tragedy. It's well known that the horses who once belonged to Duncan were reacting in harsh ways and it seems as if they wanted to start a war with another species. In other words, this image of horses fighting their way out of this world is directly related to the theme that ambition can be corrupted and along with that comes way by powerful

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