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Examples of Allusions
Allusion-An indirect reference to another event, person, or work with which the writer assumes the reader is familiar.
Important allusions in Macbeth that develop the theme of decay
"Who's there, i' the name of Belzebub?" ( II, iii, 3-4)
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This is an allusion because the word Belzebub, refers to the devil.
"Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand." (II, ii, 75-76)
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This is an allusion because it is referring to neptune, the god of the sea.
"With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design." (II, i, 63)
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This last one is an allusion because it is referring to Tarquin the proud like in the picture.
"Angels are bright still, though the brighest fell. (IV,iii,26)
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This is allusion because the falling angels symbolizes Macbeth turning from good to bad.
...Or heavens cherubin in horsed upon the sightless countries of the air. (I, VII, 22-23)
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This is allusion because Macbeth is being compared to a cherubin that is in a sightless country. Macbeth is in his own world of guilt and evilness.
"Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come let me clutch thee." (II,I, 41-42)
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This is an illusion (not allusion-do you know the difference?) because Macbeth is guilty about killing Duncan but nobody knows. He is feeling guilty because he keeps seeing a floating dagger wherever he goes or he sees the ghost of Duncan.
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The Golgotha is the hill where Jesus was crucified. This refers to how bloody the fight against Norway was in the begining.
" Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, or memorize another Golgotha"
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A monster that turns anyone who looked at her into stone. This refers to the death of king Duncan and how the event has stuned everyone in the kingdom.
"Approach the chamber and destroy your sight with a new Gorgon.
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A tomb or vault for the bones of the dead. Orignally, these held remains that were uncovered or displaced when new graves were dug.Macbeth can see Banquo's ghost and he wronders how someone who is dead can come back.
"If charnel houses and our graves must send those that we bury back, our monuments shall be the maws of kites."
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