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Macbeth

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Transcript of Macbeth

We've scorched the snake, not killed it.

Scene vi summary
Act III.
Seminar
Sophia Sareen
Olivia Gorys
Adwoa Armah
Miguel Santos
Gabrielle Buenaventura
Marquis Walker

Scene 1 Summary:
Key
Spoken by
: Banquo

Spoken to
: Himself

What is happening
: Banquo is thinking aloud on how Macbeth has achieved everything the witches prophesied.
Significance

This quote also shows why Macbeth fears Banquo and wants him dead. Banquo is intelligent, suspicious, and dangerous. Banquo knows that he has killed King Duncan in order to complete the witches prophecy. In a later soliloquy, Macbeth attributes these qualities to Banquo and is afraid that with his brave and intelligent nature he could plot something against Macbeth. Macbeth fears Banquo.
Thou hast it now - King, Cawdor, Glamis, all as the Weird Women promised, and I fear thou played'st most foully for 't.
Spoken by
: Macbeth
Spoken to
: Lady Macbeth
What is happening
: Macbeth is explaining to Lady Macbeth about his fear of being taken down and defeated by enemies.
Significance

This indicates Macbeth's personality; he has what he wanted but is afraid to loose it. Lady Macbeth underestimates her husbands arrogance, greed and paranoia. Macbeth is willing to go on a killing spree to eliminate his "threats". Macbeth thinks that Banquo is the snake lurking until he can attack unexpectedly which is ironic since Macbeth is really the snake. It also foreshadows that more evil is to come, and killing Duncan to fulfil the prophecy was just the beginning
To be thus is nothing,
But to be safely thus. Our fears in Banquo
Stick deep, and in his royalty of nature
Reigns that which would be feared. '
Spoken by
: Macbeth
Spoken to
: Himself
What is happening
: Macbeth is thinking aloud on how he is unsafe as a king.
Significance
: Macbeth fears that Banquo is plotting something in order to ensure the throne is delivered to his children as predicted by the witches. This quote shows the change in character for Macbeth; the task which was difficult for him to the first time has become more facile; showing the lost humanity in Macbeth because he is willing to kill a friend. This shows the change in character and his willingness to kill a friend for his own selfish needs and because he feels threathened.
Naught's had, all's spent, where our desire is got without content.
Spoken by
: Lady Macbeth
Spoken to
: herself
What is happening
: Lady Macbeth is
thinking about the previous murder that was
committed.
Significance

Lady Macbeth is starting to feel guilt for the previous murderous actions; she says it cost them their happiness in order to achieve their desires. She says it would have been better to dead like Duncan then live with the uncertainty of the outcome of their action. Also, she was not "content", as she ultimately have to pay for her crime and everything that she did would be useless.


Duncan is in his grave;
After life's fitful fever he sleeps well.
Spoken by
: Macbeth
Spoken to
: Lady Macbeth
What is happening
: Lady Macbeth is trying to convince Macbeth to not be worried and what`s done is done

Significance

Macbeth has gotten no peace from achieving his ambitions; because he is faced with restlessness, hallucinations, and paranoia. The dead (King Duncan), he concludes, are truly at peace; murderers and the rest of the living suffer only uncertainty, as if life were a disease.
Macbeth Figurative Writin
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Scene II Summary
Lady Macbeth
Figurative Writing
Pun: A joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.

• Which still hath been both grave and prosperous.

Macbeth’s use of the word “grave“ in this sense is a particularly good pun because he is planning to kill Banquo and throw his body into a grave.

• Thou art the best o’ the cut-throats.

Macbeth uses the fact that the assassins cut Banquo’s throat to make a pun about being ruthless thug. Puns are important in tragic plays like this, puns cut the tension. The puns allow the audience to experience the play every once in a while.

Metaphors : A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

"There the grown serpent lies; the worm that's. (III.iv.28-31)

In this metaphor Macbeth speaks to himself and he uses to draw resemblance to Banquo. to a snake and Banquo's son, Fleance, to a worm. It is important because Macbeth concludes that they are both still considered threats, even though Banquo is dead.

2. "Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown
And put a barren scepter in my grip,
Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand,
No son of mine succeeding."
(III.i.61-4)

In this metaphor Macbeth talks about the witches prophecies. Macbeth is angry that even though the witches said he would be crowned King after Duncan, they also said that Banquo’s descendants would maintain the throne too. Macbeth’s jealousy from this comment causes Macbeth to kill Banquo. This is integral to the story because it’s a turning point in which we see Macbeth will murder enemy or ally to cover his “dark desire” and desperately cling to his crown.

3. Then comes my fit again: I had else been perfect,
Whole as the marble, founded as the rock.
(III.iv.23-24)

In this Metaphor Macbeth compares his previous state of mind to a rock. He makes his previous state to be solid an strong.

Personification: The giving of human characteristics to non-living/non-human things.

An example of personification is found in line nine.
For my heart speaks they are welcome.(III.iv.8)

Lady Macbeth gives her heart the ability to speak.

Quotes
Scene 1 & Scene 2

One who is easily persuaded will lose their rationale.

Macbeth orders for Banquo to be killed so that the prophecy of him being the father of kings will not come true. He does this despite them being close friends.
Act 3, Scene 2

The want for power is addictive.

Although Macbeth earns a spot on the throne, he still feels threatened and unsatisfied. In his mind, he is thinking that no one can surpass him; he had to get rid of all threats to achieve this.

Theme Cont'd .....

Act 3, Scene 6

Everyone is a suspect.

While the majority of people are blaming Malcolm and Donalbain for Duncan's death, and Fleance for Banquo's death, Lennox and an unnamed Lord believe Macbeth is the culprit. They both express their wish for the England's King Edward to take Macbeth down. Simply put, there is always two sides to an issue, each with their own valid points.
Macbeth


Macbeth

Macbeth reveals many things about how his thoughts are changing and taking over him. This is shown through several scenes, for example:

• Macbeth is deceitful and sly. This is shown in scene i when he gets every bit of information on where and when Banquo will be riding with Fleance so he can plan his murder.

• Macbeth is paranoid, as revealed in scene i when he decides to send assassins to murder Banquo and Fleance because he worries that Fleance will become king and Banquo will uncover his secret. His paranoia and nervous feelings are also shown in scene iv, when Macbeth finds out that Fleance has escaped, and he is worried that he will go after him. This is also demonstrated when Macbeth starts to hallucinate and see the ghost of Banquo.

• Although Macbeth is nervous, he does well in hiding it. In scene iv he acts as a host during the banquet and makes it look like nothing suspicious is going on.


Scene 4 Summary
Character Development
Theme
tHEME cONT'D
Scene III Summary
Modern Day Link
Act 3, Scene 6

Everyone is a suspect.

While the majority of people are blaming Malcolm and Donalbain for Duncan’s death, and Fleance for Banquo’s death, Macbeth is still a suspect. We can see this when Lennox and an unnamed Lord have a discussion about their matching viewpoints on the situation. They express their wish for Malcolm to be successful is getting help from England’s King Edward to save Scotland from Macbeth. In a general sense, there will always be two sides to an issue, each with their own valid points.
We've scorched the snake, not killed it.
Spoken by
: Macbeth
Spoken to
: Lady Macbeth
What is happening
: Macbeth is explaining to Lady Macbeth about his fear of being taken down and defeated by enemies.
Significance

This indicates Macbeth's personality; he has what he wanted but is afraid to loose it. Lady Macbeth underestimates her husbands arrogance, greed and paranoia. Macbeth is willing to go on a killing spree to eliminate his "threats". Macbeth thinks that Banquo is the snake lurking until he can attack unexpectedly which is ironic since Macbeth is really the snake. It also foreshadows that more evil is to come, and killing Duncan to fulfil the prophecy was just the beginning
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Lady Macbeth
From the moment Lady Macbeth’s character enters the play, she seems controlling, deceitful and manipulative. The ultimate, puppet master.
In Act III
Her character changes, particularly in scene ii. Lady Macbeth, the known Puppeteer is now clueless to the plans of her own husband. However this is the only change we see In her personality, since right after she switches her gears back to the manipulative, and taunting wife she has and always will be.

Lennox
Lord
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