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1

why are the witches introduced at the beginning?

to show the audiences that supernatural powers are at work

2

Macbeth is a tragedy with a certain structure of?

the first half builds up until Duncan's murder - while the second half deals with the consequences

3

what does Shakespeare foreshadow from the beginning?

the the witches have something in store from the beginning

4

how does Shakespeare create suspense?

cliff hangers

5

what are the 3 different types of imagery Shakespeare uses?

similes, metaphors and personification

6

what does light and dark symbolise?

good and evil