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Posted September 19, 2011 at 6:26 AM via web

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'Shakespeare makes much use of imagery to acheive his dramatic objective'

Discuss the use of imagery in Act 1 of Macbeth

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samantha96 | Student , Grade 11 | Honors

Posted September 30, 2011 at 10:40 PM (Answer #1)

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A lot of the imagery emphasised in Act 1 is shown through the witches. You can discuss the stage directions (thunder, lightning, deserted place), the description of the witches in scene 3 that "You should be women,/ And yet your beards forbid me to interper/ That you are so." (Act 1, Scene 3, line 46-48)

There is a lot of use of imagery provided considering Macbeth was originally a play.

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