Macbeth Annotation

Yet here’s a spot.Out, damned spot! Out, I say!— Lady Macbeth is using repetition whilst sleepwalking. This highlights her lack of coherence. She is attempting to wash away an imaginary spot from her hand. Shakespeare used exclamation points to emphasise the imperative language.
One, two. Why, then, ’tis time to do ‘t. Lady Macbeth is telling the audience that its time to do this. She counts down time to warn the readers and audience when exactly its going to happen.
Hell is murky!—Fie, my lord, fie! A soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account? Shakespeare has used rhetorical questions to show the readers and the audience that she is going crazy.
Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him. Shakespeare has used imagery to create the mood and effect in the audience and readers.
The thane of Fife had a wife. Where is she now?—What, will these hands ne’er be clean?—No more o’ that, my lord, no more o’ that. You mar all with this starting Rhyming is used in Shakespeare’s Macbeth to somewhat make it easier for readers to remember, and sometimes allows the reader or audience to have some sort of connection to the piece.
Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, Oh, Oh! Shakespeare uses sense to create this part of the play, by telling the audience that nothing can remove the smell of blood from his hand.
Wash your hands. Put on your nightgown. Look not so pale.—I tell you yet again, Banquo’s buried; he cannot come out on ‘s grave. Lady Macbeth starts listing things here to specify what she wants the other characters to do. Listing also organizes the text logically and thoroughly.
To bed, to bed. There’s knocking at the gate. Come, come, come, come. Give me your hand. What’s done cannot be undone.—To bed, to bed, to bed! Lady Macbeth is telling the audience that whats done has been done and nothing can change it. Shakespeare uses rhyme to display this.

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