In this passage, Shakespeare uses many different techniques to present Macbeth’s deteriorating state of mind. The semantics of the speech is that Lady Macbeth has died and Macbeth is questioning the point of living at the present moment. The “moment” being an army of 10,000 English men and an army of traitors outside his castle. […]

In this passage, Macbeth is saying that Lady Macbeth shouldn’t have died. He condemns her for dying at the wrong time. Lady Macbeth has just died and an army is outside his castle.

One metaphor Shakespear uses to demonstrate Macbeth’s conflict is “Thou marshall’st me the way that I was going, and such an instrument I was to use”. Here, Macbeth is referring to the knife he can see in his hand. A Marshall was a person of high hierarchy in a medieval household, so when he says […]

“The Prince of Cumberland: that is a step on which I must fall down, or else o’erleap, for in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires, let not light see my black and deep desires, the eye wink at the hand. Yet let that be, which the eye fears when it is done to […]

You park up beside a dozen cars. Families unpack the boots of their vehicles and laden with luggage, walk towards the bay. As you go round the giant hedge, you are greeted by the blinding sun in the clear blue sky. Its beams bounce off the pleasant sea and onto its surroundings. Up ahead, children […]

You turn the corner and are greeted with the shining ocean. The sun shines in the cloudless sky and people lounge in its warm light. Children shout in joy as they jump into the refreshing water, and gasp as they propel themselves back out of the sea. Parents and adults who aren’t parents lay on […]

Immediately removed from his present sphere of life and from this place, and be brought up as a gentleman,—in a word, as a young fellow of great expectations.” “You are part of my existence, part of myself.”