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DRAMA OFTEN EXAMINES THE WAYS INDIVIDUALS STRUGGLE TO DOMINATE ANDOR MINIPULATE EACH OTHER DISCUSS THE TECHNIQUES USED IN ONE OR MORE PLAYS WHICH DRAW OUT ATTENTION TO THE POWER SHIFTS BWTWEEN CHARACTERSThe text Macbeth by famous playwright William Shakespeare portrays a dramatic power struggle by the careful employment of various literary techniques Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself Vladimir Ilyich Lenin aptly describes this prominent theme of Macbeth Techniques include symbolism emotive language narrative structure and imagery which combine to represent the tragic plot portraying the contest between goodness and evil in MacbethIn the tragedy Macbeth emotive language and soliloquy have been employed to emphasize the struggle for domination between the characters The main theme of Macbeth the desire for power and dominance is appropriately summarized by the following quoteVaulting ambition which oerleaps itselfAnd falls on the other I VII 54The main character Macbeth seeks increasing authority influenced by the witches prophecies at any cost Dramatic language has been successfully portrayed Macbeths desire through the above quote whereby the search for power and ambition has been decided Yet the result of such ambitious ideals is at risk of resulting in the opposite being condemnation Personification in the form of Vaulting ambition and itself has been employed to aid to the understanding of the exert combining with dramatic language which also contributes to the overall impact of the theme Macbeth lets his vaulting ambition rush fate hence hasten doom The technique symbolism has also been suitably employed to further enhance Macbeths struggle for power and dominance hence the main theme This may be demonstrated where Lady Macbeth statesWhat will these hands never be cleanHeres the smell of blood still V I 174The apparition of blood on Lady Macbeths hands which can not be removed is symbolic of her subconscious revealing her wrong doing in previous sections of the text Even though Lady Macbeth is no longer influencing her husband towards evil occurrences the blood
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