Bestial Imagery in Macbeth
Students read the quote and determine the significance of the imagery in the quote.
Terms in this set (3)
Lady Macbeth: "look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under't."
Bestial imagery: Deception
Hiding one's real intentions.
Macbeth: "We have scorch'd the snake, not kill'd it:/She'll close and he herself, whist our poor malice/Remains in danger of her former tooth."
Macbeth's plot to kill Banquo has been successful; however, Fleance has escaped with his life. Therefore, the "snake", the planned murders, have not been as successful as Macbeth hoped and Macbeth continues to fear his powered will be taken.
Macbeth: "O full of scorions is my mind, dear wife."
Bestial Imagery: Breakdown of Macbeth's character.
Macbeth's mind has become plagued with evil thoughts and this is affecting his character.
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