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Macbeth The tragedy of Macbeth is set in an eerie background; the very first scene is about the three witches, which is a perfect way to set the mood of the drama. A tragedy has certain dramatic elements like: eeriness, supernatural, madness or hallucination and conspiracies; and a series of actions by the tragic hero that arise from a misjudgement, or tragic flaw, etc…
He thus employs such elements to enhance the imagery and symbolism in the play. Shakespeare has used various poetic devices in Macbeth like: rhyming couplets, as in: ‘Fair is foul, and foul is fair: / Hover through the fog and filthy air’. (1:i, lines. 11-12) Macbeth is in every sense a tragic hero because he exhibits all signs of a traditional Shakespearean tragic hero. He is of noble birth and a brave general- so much so that his acts of bravery and loyalty to the King of Scotland and his country are narrated by a soldier in such a way that King Duncan feels proud of him, and confers the title of Thane of Cawdor, then and there. This shows that Macbeth had established a reputation for himself as a brave general and fortune was bound to reward him for his good deeds. He did not have to intervene and take over the matters of his own Fate. Shakespeare’s tragedies have deep moral and philosophical matter that forces the audience to reflect at human nature and at the consequences of human actions. The tragic downfall of the tragic hero is depicted by the wrong choice he makes. ...
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