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Wordplay in Macbeth

Wordplay Examples in Macbeth:

Act III - Scene II

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"to gain our peace, have sent to peace..."   (Act III - Scene II)

In a way very characteristic of his style, Shakespeare plays on the word "peace" by putting two instances close together with multiple meanings. The first instance refers to the satisfaction of Macbeth's desire for power that he had hoped to gain by killing Duncan; and the latter instance refers to the peace of death.

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