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Act I, scenes vi and vii - Dramatic irony - Part 2

English Literature



9m 50s

How does Shakespeare use dramatic irony in this scene? How is tension built up? Tutorial summary: Exploration of Duncan’s speech about the castle and consideration of dramatic irony. Exploration of key theme: appearance and reality. Why it causes anxiety for Macbeth (considering religious context) and how it paints Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as villainous and emphasises Duncan’s vulnerability.


Miss Stella Vassiliou

Miss Catherine Hartley