FREE Trial

Sign up for a free trial to one of our series. Please fill in ALL the details below.

Stop this message from displaying again

“We have seen a large growth in both motivation and progress within our students, regardless of ability”. Rebeka Rangelov, Harris Falconwood

Subjects Tutors About Us

Act II, scenes iii and iv - Comic relief and reactions to murder

English Literature



6m 11s

What is the purpose of the porter? How does Shakespeare continue to use dramatic irony in Act II, scene iv? These are just 2 of the questions answered in this tutorial. Tutorial summary: Exploration of the porter’s role as comic relief. Close analysis of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s reactions to the ‘news’ of regicide, including the use of dramatic irony and the ways in which their reactions are inadequate.


Miss Stella Vassiliou

Miss Catherine Hartley