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In the dictionary the definition of imagery is a figurative term which reveals description by applying the five senses William Shakespeares usage of the imagery of animals blood clothing and weather are shown throughout the play Macbeth Shakespeares uses the literary element called symbolism for example images of animals Before Suncan got assassinated animals such as the falcon and the owl emerged from the night and acted unnatural even like the deeds thats done The raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements In Act I scene 5 Lady Macbeth has already planned the assassination The symbolism of death is the raven which arrives at the death for Macbeth with a voice hoarser than usual Duncans fatal entrance mean he will die under her battlements This is a realization of Lady Macbeths mind and how she plans to kill Duncan The words fatal entrance over-powers Duncans lines as he comes in the castle the castle hath a pleasant seat The raven a bird of dying represents Duncans doom It was the owl that shrieked the fatal bellman which gives the sternst good night In Act 2 scene 2 Lady Macbeth waits patiently for Macbeth to return from killing the king of Scotland Duncan The owl is the bellman because of the superstition the hoots of the owl predicts death But this is fatal because the death and horror When the owls hoot and the crickets cried it symbolized evil and doomed doings William Shakespeare applies the imagery of animals throughout the play Evil doings usually happen at the night which is why Shakespeare probably chose night animals to stand for death Therefore the owl and the raven are animals of the night and symbolize doom
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