Essay on The Theme of Birds in Macbeth
the kind of birds that can be taught how to speak. In this line, Macbeth realizes that some way or another, the things he and his did will be revealed, fortifying the irony to Lady Macbeth’s line in Act II, “what’s done is done”.
Within the play, bird imageries are found throughout. The imageries act both to symbolize and to characterize. First, as mentioned from the previous paragraph, the falcon represents Duncan, the most beloved king of Scotland and the owl is to Macbeth. The birds of the night