Essay about Imagery, Light And Light

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Imagery is used to describe a situation in such a way that a reader can get a sense of what is happening. It can be conveyed in a form of a picture, smell or even sound. Imagery is used in Macbeth to help the reader visualize it as if they were in the scene themselves. Imagery is also used to drive the play due to its significance in the book. One of the major example of imagery used it light and day. It does not only give us the image of the time, but also a reason to believe that something will happen. For example, dark is often used to describe evil, destruction, sins or loss. Light or day is used for heavens, god and the complete opposite of evil, good.

Light and dark is used to foreshadow what is happening in the act. Darkness is a tool that is used to cover one’s self of the crimes that they are committing. Since they can’t see themselves committing the crime, they won’t be as guilty of the actions that they did. First off all, at the beginning of the book, we see the three witches deciding on what location they should meet next. “When shall we thee meet again. In thunder, lightning, or in rain.” (I.i.1-2). As we can see, the witches only want a location where is it dark, symbolizing evil, so they can do their mischief and be ready for destruction. Lady Macbeth also plans the murder of Duncan in night. “Come, thick night, and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, that my keen knife see not the wound it makes, Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark to…

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