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IRONY IN MACBETH Shakespeares play Macbeth portrays much irony Such as the scene where Macbeth is made to believe that he is supposed to become king when really he is not Another ironic scene is where Macbeth on the outside gives the impression that he is trustworthy and loves Duncan yet on the inside he longs for the death of Duncan Also ironic is where Duncan is walking into Macbeths castle thinking it is going to be a pleasant place where he will be welcomed graciously yet he is walking into his own death-trap When Macbeth spoke to the three witches they told him that they predicted that he would be the next king All hail Macbeth Hail to thee thane of Glamis All hail Macbeth Hail to thee thane of Cawdor All hail Macbeth That shalt be king hereafter 1351-54 Macbeth who had no proof what so ever of the witches being capable of predicting future events foolishly believed them This scene depicts irony because Macbeth now believes he is going to be a king when really he isnt because the witches have no idea as to what they are talking about Another ironic scene was when Duncan was asking how he could repay Macbeth Macbeth said The service and loyalty I owe in doing it pays itself Your highness part is to receive our duties and our duties are to your throne and state children and servants which do but what they should by doing everything safe toward your love and honor 1 4 25-30 Whats ironic about this scene is that Macbeth is making it look like he is extremely kind worthy and loyal to Duncan when actually he wants to kill him Macbeth is acting this way to give the impression that if Duncan were ever to be murdered Macbeth would be the last person to be accused of the murder The next ironic scene is where Duncan is coming
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