Seemingly unfazed, Macbeth comments that she should have died later, at a more appropriate time. Seyton returns and announces the death of Lady Macbeth. What a contrast it is, therefore, when she talks in her sleep in Act 5: Out, damned spot, out, I say! The doctor reports that he has watched her for two nights now and has yet to see anything strange. You are too full of the milk of human kindness to take the shortest route to power. The lady enters reading a letter in which her husband tells of his encounter with the witches, and of their prophetic greeting.
It is not the manner of Lady Macbeth's death, but the way in which it affects her husband that he wishes us to notice. Act 5, Scene 2 The thanes Menteith, Caithness, Angus, and march with a company of soldiers toward Birnam Wood, where they will join Malcolm and the English army. Although she spoke in iambic pentameter before, she now speaks in prose—thus falling from the noble to the prosaic. He instructs his men to ring the alarm. He states that life is full of events and action, however absurd, and short, and completely meaningless at the end.
Punctuation What is the significance of Shakespeare's use of punctuation? The trumpeters sound a charge. Shakespeare's noble language alone gives an apparent dignity to a base, shameless character, whose ambition is selfish and worldly. I gin to be aweary of the sun, And wish the estate o' the world were now undone. Evidence of his uncertainty and over thinking is not only shown in this speech, but it also can be referenced in other important parts of the play. Towards the end of this play, however, it becomes difficult for me to relate to the character because he presents ideas in the direct opposite of what I generally associate with life and death.
But in fact the English army does brings Birnam Wood to Dunsinane. Lady Macbeth unconsciously echoes the words of the third witch in i. Again, the question occurs, as it did in Act I, Scene 7: How can a man who is capable of such poetic thought act as he does? Seyton then tells Macbeth of 's death, and Macbeth delivers this soliloquy as his response to the news. When these lines are read together it enables the reader to see the despair and agony Macbeth is now suffering. In this speech Lady Macbeth is clearly willing to do whatever is necessary to seize the throne.
Keep it secret, and farewell. Glossary ague 4 disease forc'd 5 reinforced fell of hair 11 the hair on my flesh treatise 12 tale sooth 40 truthfully estate of things 40 the physical frame of the universe. Lady Macbeth is one of the most powerful female characters in literature. He only get one chance on the stage, and he does a terrible job. How does the word sound? Lady Macbeth's dissolution is swift. Lay it to thy heart, and farewell.
She performs a soliloquy, in which she desires to interact with evil spirits and demands them to make her a man so that she can perform the murder. Fun fact: plays are bound by time in the way that other works of literature aren't. Since both of the events seem impossible, Macbeth feels invincible. She began the play as a remorseless, influential voice capable of sweet-talking Duncan and of making Macbeth do her bidding. Act 5, Scene 8 Macduff enters alone and shouts a challenge to Macbeth, swearing to avenge the death of his wife and children. GradeSaver, 23 June 2008 Web.
He has nowhere in time or space to escape. After all, fate and witchcraft both seem to want you to be king. Chair Swap Avoid the temptation to cheat! Messenger Gracious my lord, I should report that which I say I saw, But know not how to do it. However, he now views it as an escape or an end to the darkness, possibly light. They fight on and thus exit. Lay it to thy heart, and farewell.
Throughout the speech, it is obvious that Hamlet is over thinking and wavering between two different extremes: life and death. The things you want to do, you want to do like a good man. One of the most important examples of soliloquy use by a character was provided by Iago throughout the play, Othello. It is plain from line 53 that she means to commit the murder herself. Macbeth is stunned and begins to fear that the witch's words may come true after all. Through the use of dramatic elements such imagery and characterization Shakespeare conveys an important theme about ambition in Macbeth.
Enter a Messenger Thou comest to use thy tongue; thy story quickly. Although they have won the battle, Malcolm notes that Macduff and Young Siward are missing. Although this soliloquy shows a bit of what Macbeth is like, is doesn't show us in great detail because we haven't quite gotten into the core of the play. In addition, Hamlet's word-choice begins to exhibit the blind passion… 2139 Words 9 Pages outright desire to achieve a certain goal, regardless of any possible consequences. The role of woman is revealed throughout the monologue through Lady Macbeth's words and how she describes herself and woman, although she has to call on the spirits to make fill her with the strength that she needs to go ahead with the murder because she is in actual fact not strong and woman are not seen as strong people in society, and uses the spirits to become strong. The report of Lady Macbeth's death perhaps comes as no surprise, either to Macbeth or to Shakespeare's audience.
And that she may be strong enough in mind and body to do so, she invokes all the spirits that delight in thoughts and deeds of blood to strip her of her woman's weakness and fill her with the power of evil. The consequences of his actions have caught up with him. Lay it to thy heart, and farewell. In response to the ghost's request for Hamlet to take revenge, Hamlet shares his thoughts with the audience in a soliloquy. Your face, my thane, is as a book where men May read strange matters.