What is the imagery for each scene of Act II in "Macbeth"?If someone could help me with the first two? then i can get the hang of it myself.
Imagery is a concrete representation of a sense impression, a feeling, or an idea which appeals to one of our senses. There are patterns of imagery in Macbeth. Visual imagery is sense of sight, Aural imagery is sense of hearing.
Sc 1 - Macbeth sees a dagger floating in the air, visual imagery. Representing his feelings of fear and guilt about the murder he is about to commit.
Sc 2 Lady Macbeth hears the owl scream and the crickets cry, Aural imagery, as the king is murdered nature cries out for the loss of the king. Nature is disturbed by the death of a worthy king.
Sc 3 - The storm is described, chimneys blown down, strange screams of death. Visual and Aural imagery, the violence that took the king'd life is translated to nature.
Sc 4 - The chaos that has erupted in Scotland is seen in the behavior of Duncan's horses, who cannibalize each other, visual imagery representing Scotland in turmoil, being destroyed, like the horses by one of its own son's, Macbeth.
Sc 4- Darkness during the daytime, imagery of the change in the order of nature. Representing the impression of a world turned upside down by Macbeth's dirty deed. Macbeth is not entitled to be king, he has ripped it from its proper line of royal succession. Therefore he has disordered the natural order and this is reflected in visual imagery in nature, representing the dark reign of a cruel and unjust king, Macbeth