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MACBETH Act 1 Scene 2

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on 6 September 2012

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Transcript of MACBETH Act 1 Scene 2

Macbeth
Act 1
Scene 2 To complete this activity
you must Identify the speakers
of several quotes. "what bloody man is that? He can report" Answer: King Duncan. "This is the soldier
who like a good and hardy soldier fought
'gainst my captivity." Answer: Malcolm "but the Norweyan lord, surveying advantage,
With furbished arms and new supplies of men,
began a freash assult." Answer: The Captain Norway himself, with terrible numbers,
Assisted by that most loyal traitor,
The Thane of Cawdor, began a dismal conflict. Answer: The Thane Ross Why is this scene important? This scene Also Shows the rightful king, Duncan as a good and honorable man that should be respected. This allows Shakespeare to Support king James, his sponsor. The main purpose of this scene is to demonstrate the importance of the great chain of being. In the scene all is as it should be, the rightful king is on his throne rebellion has been put down, traitors have been punished, heroes rewarded. There is little strife between characters and no unnatural phenomena. Another important part of this scene is the fact that Macbeth is shown as a hero, this sets up him up for his downfall later in the play and allows Shakespeare to get across his message about single fatal flaws ruining lives. Characters King Duncan Malcolm Captain Lennox Ross Macbeth and Banquo The King of Norway and the Thane of Cawdor King Duncan and his men discuss the battle and how bravely Macbeth has fought for Scotland. They consider making him the replacement for the old Thane of Cawdor, who will be executed for being a traitor in battle. Duncan is a good king whose people like him. Malcolm is the elder son of Duncan A bleeding captain that fought in the recent battle. Lennox is one of Duncan's nobles and is largely an observer. He is one of Duncan's nobels and acts as a messenger in the play, bringing good news of Macbeth's military victory. Macbeth and Banquo aren't in this scene but are mentioned as victorious generals Like Macbeth and Banquo, these two are only mentioned. They are the leaders of the vanquished army. Activity People in Shakespeare's time believed in the Great Chain of Being. Their chain isn't very relevant in our world. Draw a chain of being for todays world.
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