Macbeth Essay | Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 2 - Macbeth's Appearance

This student essay consists of approximately 1 page of analysis of Macbeth.
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Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 2 - Macbeth's Appearance

Summary: Essay describes how the actors in Act 1 Scene 2 talk of Macbeth's appearance.
We start the scene with Duncan, Malcolm, Donaldbain and Lennox entering a camp near Forres. They meet a bleeding captain who tells his view of the battle.

In his speeches we learn many things about Macbeth. Firstly, his introduction `For brave Macbeth - well he deserves that name' shows courage and heroism in his character. Secondly the captain reports `his brandished steel which smoked' which emphasizes his power and mass of murders. Also the simile `as sparrows, eagles or the hare, the lion' highlights how Macbeth and the Scots were like defending their nest from a bigger, more terrifying beast even if they were scared. We learn of Macbeth's persistence in the quote `doubly, redoubled strokes upon the foe'. This indicates that for every strike the enemy made, Macbeth made twice as many.

As Ross enters he speaks about it himself. The quote `Bellona's...

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