Tragedy of Macbeth Test Glossary Terms
These words were given to British Studies (English Honors) students in class, by Sr. Jude for upcoming test on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011.
a division or contrast between two things that have polar or opposite qualities (e.g. good and bad, fair and foul) --> equivocation.
a type of irony, in which the significance of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience but unknown to the character.
to take out/kill the king (which disrupts order of society).
take the thrown. Usurp the line breaks chain and disrupts the system. Breaking of the natural order.
to say one thing while meaning something different; to us ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or to avoid categorical statements
a fatal flaw in one's character, usually leading to the downfall of the hero or heroine
Hell; one of the rivers in Hades
to foresee or predict the future a.k.a witches
to scold or criticize angrily
omens; a herald
feelings of guilt or moral scruple that follows a crime or sin
crimson or pinkish-red color
underling or servant of an important person
the killing of a patent or near relative
bitter, especially longstanding resentfulness
compensation for loss or harm done; also a reward for efforts or work performed
the killing of a king
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