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Essay | Macbeth's Motifs

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Macbeth's Motifs.
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Macbeth's Motifs

Summary: Analyzes the William Shakespeare play, Macbeth. Explores Shakespeare's use of literary devices, motifs, moods, metaphors, similes, personification, and contrasts and how he is able to illustrate the fall of man in to a "river of blood."
"If music be the food of love, play on." A line so remarkable from William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night shows the sensitive and loving side of man. However, in Macbeth, with the same literary device- motifs, moods, metaphors, similes, personification, and contrasts- he is able to illustrate the fall of man in to a "river of blood."

After Shakespeare establishes the heroism of Macbeth who courageously fights for his country, his king, and his honor, he enhances the plot with a blood motif. Macbeth's sword smokes with "blood execution" (Act I sc. iii #20) as he makes his way to face Macdonwald, the traitor. Ironically, blood spilled here serves to stabilize Scotland. As a further contrast to Macbeth's noble character, Shakespeare has preceded the introduction of Macbeth with the evil witches who meet in "thunder, lightning, and rain," (Act I sc I) enhancing the evil mood. Their supernatural existence adds...

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