Alliteration Of Macbeth's Death In 'A Christmas Carol'

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In his novel, Macbeth, the famous English playwright, William Shakespeare, uses passages like this one that has become a famous quote to show the overall theme of the novel and as a climax to Macbeth's final realization of his inbound decline. Shakespeare uses devices such as similes, metaphors, imagery, and very descriptive word choice to exhibit Macbeth's palpable devastation at the death of his wife. This passage, which not only sets the tone of the novel, is crucial to the plot of the story and shows Macbeth's ultimate demise. The passage, which is about ambition, shows how it can be destructive to yourself and those surrounding you if you give up everything to succeed which is similar to Scrooge in the novel, A Christmas Carol. In the passage, the …show more content…
Overlying message/theme- depression, misery, cowardice- won’t face death. In the passage, the alliteration of “tomorrow's” makes life seem endless and as if it is a chore to get through life. The entire passage is about Macbeth's realization as he understand how erroneous he was in believing that the fates were positive and that he could beat the gods. This passage signifies an absolute change in Macbeth's priorities and shows the audience how utterly unhappy and unmotivated to succeed without his partner whom he treated as an equal. Macbeth realizes that his drive for success, thus far, and his willingness to kill anyone in his path; King Duncan, his best friend Banquo, Macduff and much more, was Lady Macbeth and he realizes that he has no one close to him left because of his demented goal to kill the people he needed to, to get to his goal. The reason that this passage is so important is because this is the moment when Macbeth realises that the prophecies that he has gambled his life on were falsely understood by