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Macbeth Introduction

The Tragedy of Macbeth: An Introduction to the Play, the Author, and the Times.

Sarah Thursby

on 7 March 2013

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Play by William Shakespeare Macbeth: An Introduction The Author: William Shakespeare Macbeth: Plot What do you know about Macbeth? Macbeth - Setting: Place: Scotland Define media spoiler: A spoiler is any element of summary or description of fiction that reveals any plot element which will give away the outcome of a dramatic episode within the work of fiction or the conclusion of the entire work. Macbeth - Plot Summary Macbeth - Characters Macbeth - Themes What is a literary theme? On a sheet of paper, write Anticipation Guide Answer the following 11 statements with
AGREE or DISAGREE and write why! 1. Behind every great man is a great woman (every great man is supported, guided, helped and even pushed by a great woman). 2. Witches, demons, and evil spirits actually exist. 3. Sometimes it is necessary to do something wrong to get what you want. 4. What goes around comes around (karma). 5. Human beings are easily tempted by things they want, even if it’s wrong. 6. If someone feels that the ruler/s of his/her country is destroying the country, that person should try to overthrow the ruler/s. 7. There are circumstances or events that justify murdering someone. 8. Success is worth any price you have to pay. 9. Kings are appointed by God, and they rule as His representatives on Earth. 10. Your astrological forecast (your horoscope) is a good indicator of how your day will go. 11. Traitors should be executed. Time: Medieval Times Audiences in Shakespearean Times
Came to play
Knew the plot
Not considered spoiler THEME
central topic, subject, or concept
author intends to point out
not to be confused with whatever message, moral, or commentary it may send or be interpreted as sending regarding said concept
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