comic relief, clothing in macbeth, and pathetic fallacy in macbeth

Comic relief inclusion of a humorous character, scene, or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension
comic relief in act 3 Comic relief is used in the scene with the porter because it is silly, and in the banquet scene because Macbeth makes a fool out of himself.All dark plays need some sparks of humor to break the tension. This is known as comic relief. In this case, the extreme tension of the murders in Act II, Scene 2, there follows complete silliness in Scene 3.The porter serves little purpose other than to characterize Macduff, because this is our first real interaction with him. The porter tells Macduff that drink provokes three things, and Macduff can’t help but as what three things.
how does Shakespeare use clothing a imagery? But clothes aren’t just keeping the nobles warm in their drafty castles; they’re also functioning symbolically to represent these people’s stations in life—earned, or stolen.
“borrowed robes” Here, “robes” is a metaphor for the title (Thane of Cawdor) that Macbeth doesn’t think belongs to him.
why do you dress me In borrow’d robes? e “borrowed clothes” are a symbol for the property and title of Cawdor. At this time, Macbeth believes Cawdor is still alive. The significance of this symbol is it paints Macbeth as uncomfortable with the idea of taking someone else’s place, and by using the word “borrowed” suggests that he recognizes the title is not rightfully his. This may foreshadow his feelings towards the crown further on.
Like our strange garments, cleave not to their mould / But with the aid of use: like any new clothes, don’t fit the body correctly without being worn for a while.
He hath honour’d me of late; and I have bought Golden opinions from all sorts of people, Which would be worn now in their newest gloss, 35Not cast aside so soon. LADY MACBETH Was the hope drunk Wherein you dress’d yourself? Hath it slept since? . green: sickly. And wakes it now, to look so green and pale At what it did so freely? Macbeth imagines his fame to be a kind of glorious new coat, which he will enjoy wearing. In her sarcastic reply, Lady Macbeth also uses a clothing metaphor, asking her husband,In short, it appears that Macbeth feels that he is more of a man when he’s wearing his daytime clothes.Significance so far… Clothing here symbolizes Macbeth’s newly gained respect and title of “Cawdor.” He believes he and Lady Macbeth should be satisified with and proud to show off this title, instead of immediately throwing it all away so quickly in order to gain something else. This quote is significant as it demonstrates Macbeth does not begin the play as overly ambitious, but rather is initially grateful and satisfied with his place and desires most of all to be noble.
Let’s briefly put on manly readiness, 134 And meet i’ the hall together. And when we have our naked frailties hid, 127 That suffer in exposure, Here, Macbeth and the others are still in their nightclothes, feeling vulnerable, and especially unnerved after finding the murdered Duncan. Macbeth’s plee to the others to reconvene after donning their dayclothes, or “manly readiness,” suggests he feels particularly defenseless, and needs to hide his guilt/fear of being found out, behind a manly armor.
Well, may you see things well done there: adieu! Lest our old robes sit easier than our new! In this last quotation, Macduff uses the metaphor of “robes” to represent the “king”, where “old robes” are King Duncan, and “new robes” we know will soon be Macbeth. The metaphor suggests that the new robes may not fit (“sit [easily]”) the new King properly, which for the reader, begs the question of whether or not Macbeth is ready and capable of being King. . In addition, they are “our” robes; everyone in Scotland will be affected by the way in which the new king handles his powers.
Pathetic fallacy The attachment of human traits such as emotions, thoughts, sensations and feelings to inanimate objects. It largely relates to the personification of objects. Examples are smiling/dancing flowers, angry/cruel winds, and brooding mountains.
pathetic Fallacy in Macbeth In Macbeth, most of the times pathetic fallacy is used to represent deaths, mystery, and evil deeds such as deceit.t not only effortlessly displays any hidden meaning, but also illustrates the connection of the event with nature’s and God’s reaction in the form of human emotions.
Example 1: “When shall we three meet againIn thunder, lightning, or in rain?” – First Witch (Shakespeare 1.1)
Example 2: “Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air.” – The three witches (Shakespeare 1.1)
“So foul and fair a dayI have not seen.” – Macbeth (Shakespeare 1.3)
“So foul and fair a dayI have not seen.” – Macbeth (Shakespeare 1.3)
Example 5: “The night has been unruly. Where we lay, Our chimneys were blown down and, as they say, Lamentings heard i’ th’ air, strange screams of death, And prophesying with accents terrible Of dire combustion and confused events New hatched to the woeful time. The obscure bird Clamored the livelong night. Some say the Earth Was feverous and did shake.” – Lennox (Shakespeare 2.3) On the night that Macbeth was to kill Duncan, a storm had come upon them of thunder and lighting. The use of pathetic fallacy was that it made the scene more of fear and violence. In Act II, Scene iii