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

English Literature

GCSE

OCR

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.

Tutors:

Miss Stella Vassiliou

Miss Catherine Hartley