Wednesday, February 24, 2010


“I have no spur/
To prick the sides of my intent, but only/
Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself,/
And falls on th’other-”

In the play Macbeth, Macbeth said this quote in a Soliloquy. He was thinking back and forth on if he should kill the king or not kill the king. He is having a hard time making this choice because, if he kills the king then the people of the country will be very sad and investigate the situation. If Macbeth kills the king then he will spend eternity in hell. If Macbeth does not kill the king then there is a chance that he will not become king but he will go to heaven.

A Soliloquy is a feeling and/or a thought of a character that on one else but the reader hears or reads. This is found in poetry.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Dramatic Irony in Act 1 of Macbeth

Dramatic Irony is when the audience knows more than the characters on stage. For example when Macbeth is plotting to kill the king in Act I. This is dramatic irony because the king doesn't know that Macbeth is plotting to kill him. The plot of the killing of King Duncan is, when King Duncan stays at Macbeth's castle Macbeth will kill him.