What would the structure for a battle speech in Macbeth look like, and what key points should be included in it?

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If you have seen the movie Brave Heart there are the same Scotsmen as those of Shakespeare's MacbethWhen William Wallace addresses the men, they shout that he is not Wallace since he is "seven feet tall." Wallace replies,

Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds. And if HE were here, he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.

[Scottish army laughs]

In writing a speech such as this, keep in mind that these men are rather uncivilized. So use figures of speech such as the one about fireballs and bolts of lightning....

Since you do not indicate that the speech must be against Macbeth, one place where you could put a battle speech is early in the play where the Captain describes what a fierce fighter Macbeth is. Along with this description, this officer can report on what Macbeth said to his troops. Thus, in Act I , Scene 2, there is the camp near Forres, the captain reports on the battle. Can he not, then, also report on Macbeth's battle speech...

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