Shakespeare's Presentation of Macbeth Through the Use of Soliloquy in Act 1 scene 7 and Act 2 Scene 1 of Macbeth

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Shakespeare's Presentation of Macbeth Through the Use of Soliloquy in Act 1 scene 7 and Act 2 Scene 1 of Macbeth

Soliloquies are frequently used in many places as a dramatic device. A soliloquy is when, in a play for example, the speaker speaks to himself and the audience while those in the background either freeze or continue on as if the speaker isn't speaking at all. The soliloquy is used so the speaker ca put across his thoughts, like freezing a play in the middle of an act to confide in the audience his or her feelings. The first soliloquy in "Macbeth" for instance tells you his feelings and perspective on the upcoming events. Soliloquies are used to the audience can see what is going on in the
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By now we know he is only Thane of Glamis but practically straight after his named Thane of Cawdor. The words of the 3 witches will now intrigue the audience and Macbeth as both wonder if he will become King. Macbeth grows on the idea of becoming King. In scene 4, the title of prince of Cumberland is given to Malcolm, outraging Macbeth. He shows this by talking aside and he shows his ambition to become king by saying, "Let not light see my black and deep desires". Already Macbeth has begun to change, affected by what the witches had told him. As he returns to his castle, he becomes intent on becoming King, persuaded by his wife, Lady Macbeth. As they decide to kill Duncan, Macbeth is torn between his desire and his loyalty to his King who he had served for so long, shown in the first soliloquy. Macbeth becomes more of an unstable character, unsure of what to do.

Duncan is coming to stay at the Macbeth residence, his castle and this is when Macbeth and his wife decide to kill him. While on his way to murder Duncan, Macbeth pauses to talk aside. He is still obviously unsure of what he should do. He uses this word "if" a lot, questioning himself in many ways. He says, "If it were done quickly", here he is trying to persuade himself it's the right thing to do, saying that he should just kill Duncan quickly, so no
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