Macbeth | Critical Essay by David L. Kranz

This literature criticism consists of approximately 54 pages of analysis & critique of Macbeth.
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Critical Essay by David L. Kranz

SOURCE: Kranz, David L. “The Sounds of Supernatural Soliciting in Macbeth.Studies in Philology 100, no. 3 (summer 2003): 346-83.

In the following essay, Kranz examines the structural and thematic implications of Shakespeare's use of repetitive poetry in Macbeth, particularly emphasizing how the witches' words are echoed in the linguistic patterns of the other characters in the play.

It is a commonplace among critics of Macbeth to point out that the eponymous hero's first words echo a similarly antithetical line chanted by the witches in the opening scene of the play. Macbeth's “So foul and fair a day I have not seen” (1.3.38) is noteworthy not only because it reiterates a paradoxical statement, but because it refers back to the very beginning of the play rather than to the sorceries which have just preceded...

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