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Macbeth Presentation

Presentation on Shakespeare's Macbeth

Divine Martin

on 21 December 2012

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By Shakespeare Macbeth Quote And Word of the Day Characters Macbeth Macbeth
Lady Macbeth
King Duncan
Malcolm And Donalbain
Three Witches
The Three Murderers One of shakespeare’s great villains ready to slaughter usurp appointed kings, and butcher their closest friend and family to achieve his goal of becoming king. Macbeth also struggles to regain his goodness throughout this constant even though the character of Macbeth is still present. Lady Macbeth
The most evil feminine character in Spakespeare. She was the one who push Macbeth into completing the witch’s prophecy and cause him to give into his dark side. She later commits suicide because of the grief. King Duncan
The 1st King of Scotland who was killed by Macbeth, for the crown. Because of his death it leads to the downfall of Scotland. Malcolm and Donalbain
The sons of King Duncan and the next heirs of the throne. They both ran away from Scotland in fear of their lives. Banquo
The noble general who was next in line to become king but was killed by Macbeth. He later haunts Macbeth Macduff
A nobleman who takes back the rightful power back from Macbeth. Also was the leader of the crusade. The Three Witches
Plot mischief against Macbeth using prophecies Hecate
The goddess of witchcraft, who the witches worship. The Three Murderers
A group of deceitful people conscripted by Macbeth to murder Banquo, Fleance, & Macduff’s wife and children. Setting

Macbeth is the only
play that takes place in Scotland. the play opens up with a terrible thunderstorm, and throughout the entire play, there were always excessive amounts of darkness and heavy thunderous sound effects to set the mood. Macbeth was go home to his wife a hero and get back to being the Thane of Glamis, but he meets the three witches. They tell him that he's fated eventually become king and tell him that he has thoughts of murder.
He began to take action when king Duncan announced that Malcolm, his son, was to become king. With his wifes encouragement, he killed Duncan. Unfortunately, the only way to cover up one murder... is to keep murdering. With the murder of Banquo and the attempted murder of both Malcolm and Donalbain, it seems killing is the only way Macbeth can rise to power. PLOT In the climax of the play, Macbeth calls attention to Banquo's absents at a dinner party, and soon after, Banquo appears as a ghost that only Macbeth can see. He begins to rant vociferously and ruins the party Quotes "Spiteful and wrathful, who, as others do, Loves for his own ends, not for you. But make amends now. Get you gone, And at the pit of Acheron Meet me i' th' morning. Thither he Will come to know his destiny. Your vessels and your spells provide, Your charms and everything beside. I am for the air. This night I’ll spend Unto a dismal and a fatal end. Great business must be wrought ere noon. Upon the corner of the moon There hangs a vap'rous drop profound. I’ll catch it ere it come to ground. And that distilled by magic sleights Shall raise such artificial sprites As by the strength of their illusion Shall draw him on to his confusion." In this quote, Hecate, the witches leader, scolds the three witches about how they have given Macbeth their prophecies to make him king, at a very steep cost. Hecate rallies her minions and tells them to join her as she casts a final spell that will confuse Macbeth and bring illusions upon him. She references a place called the “Acheron River” which was a river located in southeast Greece and also known in Greek mythology as one of the five rivers of the Underworld (more specifically, the River of Pain). "But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,
We'ld jump the life to come. But in these cases
We still have judgment here; that we but teach
Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return
To plague the inventor: this even-handed justice
Commends the ingredients of our poison'd chalice
To our own lips. He's here in double trust;
First, as I am his kinsman and his subject,
Strong both against the deed; then, as his host,
Who should against his murderer shut the door,
Not bear the knife myself." Here Macbeth contemplates the option of killing King Duncan for a chance to own the throne of Scotland. He realizes that for every action, there is always a reaction and that he might have to answer for what his ambitions are leading him to do. Macbeth also touches on the point that violence acted upon only teaches violence unto the students (the children that we breed and bring into the world). By teaching the “students” these lessons of hate, we turn the figurative and literal gun on ourselves. Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear
Thy very stones prate of my whereabout,
And take the present horror from the time,
Which now suits with it. Whiles I threat, he lives:
Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives.
I go, and it is done; the bell invites me.
Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell
That summons thee to heaven or to hell. In this final quote, Macbeth has finished his contemplating of the murder of Duncan and has now set his decision in stone. As he hears the bell that signals it is time to take the King's life, he uses it as a “knell” for Duncan's appointed death time, saying that the sound will either send him to heavenly bliss or a blazing and rough hell. THEMES
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