In Macbeth, dramatic irony abounds. We start this ply with a trio of witchy witches, who stir up a whole lot of evil in their cauldron. Their predictions for Macbeth lead to his own devilish actions: the death of King Duncan. But, long before Macbeth kills King Duncan, we know he's going to do it. How do we know? Because Macbeth has several "asides" (when he mumbles to himself on stage so that only the audience can hear) where he outlines his evil intentions for King Duncan.
Today, you're going to write about an instance of dramatic irony in Act 1. You need to:
-explain what dramatic irony is
-reveal an instance of dramatic irony that occurs in Act I
-include an image related to your post
We read to Act I.v in today's class. We'll pick up here on Wednesday!
Student 1 Sample Post