What is an example of a malapropism in "Macbeth"?

1 Answer
Feb 25, 2018

There are none in this particular play.


Some may mistakenly take the "riddles" of the witches as such, but they are neither intended nor executed as malapropisms. A further search and some re-reading confirmed my suspicion that this particular literary device was NOT used in Macbeth.

Shakespeare used it masterfully (maybe invented it?) in other plays - notably "Much Ado About Nothing", "King Lear", and "Romeo and Juliette". However, he does not use every available literary device in every play.