Theme Of Clothing In Macbeth

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Macbeth is a tragedy play written by the infamous William Shakespeare, in Shakespearean language, in the form of iambic pentameter. Macbeth is a play about a man named Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth, the plot for Macbeth to become king and how he deals with the consequences of his actions. In this tragedy, Shakespeare uses many literary devices to convey the message of the story. One of the literary devices he uses are motifs, a literary device that is found in either a person, object, or idea, that is used constantly in a story. Shakespeare has presented many motifs, one being clothing, due to the fact that the time period he was born in had some very unique clothing and styles. Shakespeare was born during the Renaissance time period when people’s clothing was distinguished by the fabric used in order to create the clothing. Peasants “would wear linen, a light, cool fabric derived from the flax plant, wool, or sheepskin” due to the access of clothing and the amount it would cost. …show more content…
Macbeth is wondering why he is given the title “Thane of Cawdor” because he believes that he does not deserve the title and is instead borrowing it. During the Renaissance period, it is highly unlikely for the upper class to actually wear borrowed clothing from another person, even if they were from the same class because they could afford the expensive prices it cost to have the clothing price. It is most likely the peasants have “borrowed” or worn old clothing from their ancestors but, it has not been confirmed by any sources. No royal titles were really borrowed within the time period, the titles, however, were “handed down” by family members, depending on where a person would stand in the family

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