Flashcards in Act Three Deck (6):
B is murdered-what is the significance of the light/dark?
Sun is setting and dark is coming-symbolises the terror of McBs reign
B approaches with a torch-light is his goodness
When B is murdered, the light goes out - his goodness has been destroyed
When McB learns of Banquos death, he says he feels ‘ cabined, cribbed, confined’-what does this mean?
Alliteration shows how trapped he feels
Why is B’s ghost a dramatic device?
Symptom of McBs guilt and anxiety
Only M can see the ghost -real/guilty conscience?
Ghost says Bs name-suggests it is a guilt inspired hallucination
M says ‘ it will have blood they say-blood will have blood’ - what does this mean?
Repetitive use of blood shows his fear
He is starting to see his downfall
‘ I am in blood/stepped in so far’ he is having to keep murdering
In Lennox soliloquy-how are his true feelings shown?
His tone is sarcastic eg he says Duncan’s murderer ‘did grieve McB’ by he means the opposite
He uses rhetorical questions eg ‘ to kill their gracious father?’
Full if exclamations ‘but, peace!’ ‘Damned fact!’
Angry but afraid to show it