Macbeth is an equivocator in Act 1 Scene 7. ‘I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition which o’erleaps itself and falls on th’other’ He is saying he has no motivation to kill Duncan apart from his own ambition to be king. Shakespeare uses a metaphor he is […]

metaphysics is when something is beyond our understanding in the universe and we can’t observe. It’s also just a theory and can’t be proven by science. In Macbeth when the witches predict that Macbeth is going to become king is metaphysical because it’s a prediction and there is no evidence to support it.

Paradox is when two this are happening at the same time that can’t be happening. For example in Macbeth act 1 scene 3 ‘so foul and fair day not seen’ this is a paradox because the day can not be fair and foul it can’t be that’s why it’s a paradox.

Pathetic fallacy is when the mood in a piece of a play is interpreted by the weather and natural environment. Example: An example of pathetic fallacy in Shakespeare’s Macbeth is when the king came to Macbeth’s castle because they have won the war and they come to celebrate and the weather was really nice and […]

Away, and mock the time with fairest show, False face must hide what the false heart doth know. we will deceive everyone and and pretend like we do not know what is going on but really and truly we know what has happened and our hearts will not lie.

then, as his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. translation: Macbeth is the host but he should be the one that is protecting the king from the murder but he’s the one that holds the knife to kill the king.