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I have this quote from Macbeth:
"wisdom plucks me/ from over credulous haste"
Does anyone have analysis for it including literary techniques?

Thank you
- Melissa
Original post by MelissaWilde15
I have this quote from Macbeth:
"wisdom plucks me/ from over credulous haste"
Does anyone have analysis for it including literary techniques?

Thank you
- Melissa


This quote is from Act 5, Scene 3 of Macbeth and is spoken by Macbeth himself. The context of the quote is Macbeth's realization that his rash decisions and overconfidence have led to his downfall.

Analysis:

"Wisdom plucks me" - The verb "plucks" suggests a forceful action, as if Macbeth's own wisdom is physically pulling him away from his hasty decisions. It also implies a sense of resistance, as if Macbeth is reluctant to be pulled away from his course of action.
"From over credulous haste" - "Credulous" means gullible or overly trusting, and "haste" means speed or urgency. Macbeth is acknowledging that his tendency to trust others and act quickly without considering the consequences has led him down a dangerous path.

Literary Techniques:

Metaphor - The metaphor of "wisdom plucks me" compares Macbeth's own wisdom to a physical force that is pulling him away from his destructive behavior.
Personification - The personification of "wisdom" and "credulous haste" gives them human-like qualities, making them more relatable and easier to understand as concepts.
Allusion - This quote alludes to the idea of fate or destiny, as if Macbeth's own wisdom is leading him down a predetermined path towards his downfall.
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Original post by Curious_Bilawi
This quote is from Act 5, Scene 3 of Macbeth and is spoken by Macbeth himself. The context of the quote is Macbeth's realization that his rash decisions and overconfidence have led to his downfall.

Analysis:

"Wisdom plucks me" - The verb "plucks" suggests a forceful action, as if Macbeth's own wisdom is physically pulling him away from his hasty decisions. It also implies a sense of resistance, as if Macbeth is reluctant to be pulled away from his course of action.
"From over credulous haste" - "Credulous" means gullible or overly trusting, and "haste" means speed or urgency. Macbeth is acknowledging that his tendency to trust others and act quickly without considering the consequences has led him down a dangerous path.

Literary Techniques:

Metaphor - The metaphor of "wisdom plucks me" compares Macbeth's own wisdom to a physical force that is pulling him away from his destructive behavior.
Personification - The personification of "wisdom" and "credulous haste" gives them human-like qualities, making them more relatable and easier to understand as concepts.
Allusion - This quote alludes to the idea of fate or destiny, as if Macbeth's own wisdom is leading him down a predetermined path towards his downfall.

Thank you so much, that’s really helpful :smile:
- melissa

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