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Macbeth Seminar

Macbeth Seminar
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Roshan Oommen

on 20 March 2013

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Macbeth Banquo Lady Macbeth King Duncan Macduff Lennox Malcolm Donalbain Ross Lady Macduff Siward Greed Power Wealth Motifs Servant Messenger Good Evil Fame Status Murder Angus Blood Thanes Lords Fear Ambition Witches Hectate Fleance Tragedy Porter Murderers Tyrant Prophecies Violence Hallucinations Masculinity Symbols Cruelty Revenge Order and Chaos Kingship Weather Fate Conscience Appearance versus Reality Contrasts Free will Leadership By Roshan Oommen, Yash Bhatt, Mohammad Khaled and Ryan Zubair Macbeth Seminar - ENG 2D5/0 Loyalty/Disloyalty Loyalty is the quality of being faithful to someone or something else Disloyalty is the quality of being disloyal What is Loyalty and Disloyalty? 1. Character Development
2. Dramatic Irony
3. Plot Development
4. Conflict Topics for discussion Character Development Dramatic Irony Plot Development Conflict In Conclusion Macbeth's Loyalty toward Duncan Macduff's Loyalty to Duncan Macbeth's Loyalty to the Prophecies Macbeth's Disloyalty to Duncan "bring forth men-children only! For thy undaunted mettle should compose nothing but males. Will it not be receiv’d, when we have mark’d with blood those sleepy two of his own chamber, and us’d their very daggers, that they have done’t”

(I.VII. 73-79) “He was a gentleman on whom I built,
/ An absolute trust.” (I. iv. 13-14). "child of integrity" (IV. III. 115)

I think our country sinks beneath the yoke, It weeps, it bleeds and each new day a gash Is added to her wounds... When I shall tread upon the tyrant’s head, or wear it on my sword, yet my poor country Shall have more voices than it had before, More suffer, and more sundry ways than ever, By him that shall succeed” (IV.III.39-48) LENNOX: “Macduff lives in disgrace: sir, can you tell /
where he bestows himself?”

LORD: Lives in the English court... /
Thither Macduff is gone /
to pray the holy king, upon his aid"
(III. vi. 24-29). Macduff 's loyalty to his family "I cannot strike at wretched kerns, whose arms Are hir’d to bear their staves: either thou, Macbeth, or else my sword with an unbatter’d edge I sheathe again undeeded" (V. VII.I7-20) Macduff Proves his Loyalty to Malcolm

Avenges his family Malcolm and Macduff's loyalty to Scotland “Macduff, this noble passion,
Child of Integrity, hath from my soul
Wip’d the black scruples, reconcil’d my thoughts
To thy good truth and honour”
(IV. iii. 114-117). “Whate’er thou art, for thy good caution,
thanks”(IV. i. 73). Malcolm Loyal to Scotland
Caring “Unspeak mine own detraction, here abjure
The taints and blames I laid upon myself,
For strangers to my nature”
(IV. iii. 125-128). “What I am truly,
Is thine and my poor country’s to command”
(IV. iii. 133-134). Macbeth Quote Quotes Kills Duncan - Disloyalty
Fight's till the end - Loyalty Quotes “My thought, whose murder is but fantastical,
Shakes so my single state of man that
Is smothered in surmise, and nothing
is but what is not”
(I. iii. 142-145). “Why should I play the Roman fool and die
On mine own sword? Whiles I see lives, the gashes
Do better upon them”
(V. viii. 1-3). Macbeth Lady Macbeth Banquo’s murder “This castle hath a pleasant seat. the air
Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself
Unto our gentle senses.”
(I. vi. 1-3). “Help me hence, ho!”
(II. iii. 3).

“Look like th' innocent flower,
But be the serpent under ’t.”
(I. v. 65-66). “It is concluded. Banquo,
must find it out tonight.”
(III. ii. 142). thy soul’s flight, if it find heaven, Introduction Loyalty is the quality of being faithful to a person or object you trust; it is a great quality one can have, yet if misused the results can be devastating. In Macbeth, by William Shakespeare this quality is shown, proven and misused many times throughout the play. King Duncan arrives for party
Macbeth shows disloyalty
Duncan is unaware of Macbeth’s true intentions Disloyal to the King
Pretends to be in shock
Audience knows of Lady Macbeth’s true aspirations Betrayal
Disloyalty
Audience knows Macbeth's plan Quote Quotes Quote Loyalty is an underlying theme which we come to know by examining the character development, dramatic irony, plot development and conflict. Thesis: We can see that loyalty is an underlying theme in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The ideas that show this to us are conflict, character development, theme development and dramatic irony.

The theme of loyalty is especially important in this play because all the characters are loyal to one person or side and that affects what happened to them in the story. It shows how your loyalty or disloyalty to someone can have an overwhelming impact on both your lives. Therefore, we can learn that by being loyal or disloyal to someone can affect us in several ways. Disloyal to Duncan
Lady Macbeth convinces him to kill Duncan
He becomes the new king -Thane of Glamis
-created the root of all conflict - Continued searching for the true murderer
- Created a war between Scotland and England - Believes every word from the witches
- Led to Duncan's death Loyal to Scotland
Wins agaisnt Macbeth
Malcolm's Test of loyalty Quote Quote Quote Only killed Macbeth after his family was killed
Revenge
Angry for what Macbeth did to his family Quote Quote Quote We can see that loyalty is an underlying theme in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The ideas that show this to us are conflict, character development, plot development and dramatic irony.

The theme of loyalty is especially important in this play because all the characters are loyal to one person or side and that affects what happened to them in the story. It shows how your loyalty or disloyalty to someone can have an overwhelming impact on both your lives. Therefore, we can learn that by being loyal or disloyal to someone can affect us in several ways.
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