Essay on Rhetorical Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth '

2315 Words Oct 8th, 2014 10 Pages
In Shakespeare tragedies we can learn a lot about ourselves as Human beings. By examining the darkest depths of human nature we can learn what leads people to sometimes take such dire drastic measures and hopefully not go there ourselves. Shakespeare who has written hundreds of books and scripts had a talent for conveying human emotions in words. Although his writings were not in proper modern English, these emotions were still easy to comprehend. Many times Shakespeare ignored the common rules of English writing but this technique, instead of distorting the meaning of his words, was actually strengthening our image of these intense emotions. His vast and immense vocabulary brought new meaning to our language and contributed greatly to our dictionary. Shakespeare has stood the test of time because his playwrights were eminently readable and his imaginative dark emotions were on full display in his more notable works resulting in a massive contribution to our modern language.
Shakespeare had a unique way of writing. His language seemed foreign and inverse, which usually intimidates the common reader. He uses many rhetorical devices to construct the very arguments that he may be trying to persuade. This technique is called antithesis, which is an opposition between two things. The most famous antithesis Shakespeare uses is “To be, or not to be” (18). This clarifies the question he is asking himself. Now, sometimes these rhetorical devices are used in a soliloquy. This means…

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