William Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth '

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William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, resonates the damnation and inevitable dissolution of man in the face of compunction, facades and vaulting ambition. Through the use of dramatic irony, symbolism and soliloquies, Shakespeare denotes the happenings of a tragic hero who ambles on the verge between moral and immoral; the inception after which humanity cascades to pieces. Ultimately through this farrago of self-seeking divinations, disdainful desires, decimating machinations and an ultimate plunge from refinement, Shakespeare pinpoints that “power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. (John Acton) Shakespeare initiates the dramatic premise of the play, through the awakening of Macbeth’s fermenting ambition, which is ultimately implanted through the eyes of the supernatural. After “unseam[ing Macdonald] from the nave to th’chops”, the audience perceives Macbeth and Banquo as heroic dwellers of bravery, as their hearts are supposedly rid of the infirmities of the mind and soul. However, through Macbeth’s initial dialect where he states “so fair and foul a day I have not seen”, the audience senses a peculiar coincidence with the witches’ prior summoning’s “fair is foul and foul is fair”. Through the use of an antithesis, Shakespeare founds an affinity between Macbeth and the witches even before they meet. This brings out the prospect that Macbeth, who has primarily been denoted as a valiant general in the peaks of grandeur, has to some degree a defiled core and

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