Language techniques: Macbeth


GCSE GCSE ENGLISH Mind Map on Language techniques: Macbeth, created by arnya_lewis on 21/05/2014.
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Language techniques: Macbeth
  1. setting and mood
    1. Creates a dark supernatural atmosphere
      1. dark atmosphere foreshadows Macbeth's dark future
        1. tragic hero always has a fatal flaw (ambition; lust for power)
      2. Imagery
        1. Metaphor
          1. "Fair is foul and foul is fair"
          2. Similie
            1. Personification
              1. creates pictures and images
                1. references to blood, darkness and disease
                2. Themes
                  1. Guilt
                    1. hallucinations
                      1. Insanity
                      2. Loyalty and betrayal
                        1. Lack of trust
                        2. Ambition
                          1. L.Macbeth's lust for power
                          2. Supernatural
                            1. Paradox
                              1. Darkness
                              2. Contrast
                                1. Macbeth's inner struggle
                              3. Dramatic Irony
                                1. what effect does it have on the audience?
                                  1. soliloquies cause tension for the audience
                                    1. which characters seem false
                                    2. Paradox
                                      1. links with the supernatural
                                        1. values are reversed: good and bad; strong and weak
                                          1. creates confusion and mystrey
                                            1. False appearances -> L.Macbeth
                                            2. Foreshadowing
                                              1. effect: creates tension
                                                1. witches predict what is going to happen
                                                  1. their prediction foreshadows and causes Macbeth's downfall
                                                  2. Symbolism
                                                    1. Blood: Guilt
                                                      1. "the murder may have passed, the blood remains"
                                                      2. Sounds
                                                        1. changes mood
                                                          1. Storm = witches
                                                        2. Form, Structure and Plot
                                                          1. Dream scenes
                                                            1. Lady Macbeth
                                                            2. Fast pace
                                                              1. chaotic: shows characters state of mind
                                                                1. things are moving too quickly to process
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