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Macbeth Act 5

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Transcript of Macbeth Act 5

Seon'gun is

orth Ko
rea's "military first" policy.
Lady Macbeth
becomes crazed with guilt
her sleep talking reveals cause of her guilt
lost her connection with her husband
Macbeth: Act 5
They can tell that something is wrong with Lady Macbeth, but they fail to realize that the murder of Duncan is what aggravates her conscience
The Doctor says to the attendant, "Remove from her the means of all annoyance, and still keep eyes on her" (Shakespeare 79) and leaves
He does not seem hopeful that Lady Macbeth will live much longer --> possible foreshadowing
Scottish thanes discuss the current military events
Characters and Critical Lines
Lady Macbeth
organizes the march to Dunsinane
is crowned at Scone
not fearful at first: '"Fear not, Macbeth, no man that's born of woman shall e'er have power upon thee'."
when fearful, almost forgot what it felt like to have fear
lost care for anyone except himself
can't sleep
fooled by prophecy
fights to the end
wants revenge on Macbeth
able to defeat him- C-section
reveals that he is not "woman born"
An attendant of Lady Macbeth retrieves a doctor for advice about Lady Macbeth's actions and attitude
Lady Macbeth continuously washes her hands while sleepwalking, claiming that there is a spot on her hand that she cannot get off
Critical Line:
"Out, damned spot! out, I say! One:two:
why, then 'tis time to do't. Hell is murky?
Fie, my lord, fie! a soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to accompt? Yet who would have thought the old man to have so much blood in him?"
Critical Line
North Korea
What is North Korea?
Critical Line
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
"To-morrow,and to-morrow, and to-morrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time; and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
Critical Line
"Now near enough: your leavy screens throw down, and show like those you are. You, worthy uncle, shall with my cousin your right-noble son lead our first battle: worthy Macduff and we shall take upon's what else remains to do, according to our order."
" Despair thy charm, and let the angel whom thou still hast served till thee, Macduff was from his mother's womb untimely ripped."
Follows Juche(type of political thesis in North Korea)
Critical Thinking Discussion Questions
If you were Macbeth and found out that Macduff was not "woman born", how would you react?
Macbeth's "tomorrow" soliloquy is one of the most important quotes in the whole play. Why is it significant?
Malcolm is crowned king at the end. Do you think Malcolm will be a proficient leader? Why or why not?
What was your opinion of the ending of the play? Do you think that the play had aspects that were modern for its time?

Scene I
Scene II
They will unite with Malcolm and the English near Birnam Wood
Scene III
Macbeth tells the Doctor to cure Lady Macbeth
Macbeth is confident that he will stay king due to the prophecy (women-born)
Malcolm and the army plan to use trees and leaves from Birnam Wood as camoflauge
Scene V
Lady Macbeth is dead
Birnam Wood is "moving" towards Dunsinane
Scene VI
Malcolm orders the attack on Macbeth
Scene VII
Scene VIII
Macbeth and Macduff fight
Macduff wins as the prophecy stated
Malcolm is the new king
Macbeth and his followers take their final stand to protect the castle
In Juche thesis, there is an idea called "songun" which means military first.
Why Kim Jung Il was like Macbeth:
Even though Macbeth and Kim Jung Il is indifferent to their country, there are people who are loyal
North Korea:
Scottland in Macbeth's reign:
They Enjoy Luxury for Themselves
Kills Everyone In Their Way
Tone/ Language
Give an example of a critical line mentioned that displays one of the themes.

Why do you think Lady Macbeth started to become crazy? She used to be fine with killing others for her and her husband to have power...
What is the importance of the "damned spot" that Lady Macbeth is trying to wash away?
Think about Macbeth's "tomorrow" soliloquy. Explain its significance.
After hearing that his wife died, describe Macbeth's response. How does this show his deterioration as a person?
Analyze Macbeth's when reaction when he is told that Macduff was born by C-section. Does he continue to fight?
Provide a few examples of how Malcolm is loyal to Macduff.
Contrast Macbeth and Macduff during their interaction before fighting
blood= guilt
spot on Lady Macbeth's hand= her crimes
"The Tyrant's people on both sides do fight"
Able to own a doctor for his queen while his people were wailing
Kim Jung Il:
Personal chefs for luxurious meals
over twenty million dollars worth of cars
17 palaces
Killed Banquo, Macduff's children and wife just to keep his throne
Kim Jung Il:
Kills anyone that might revolt(including escapees)
(start at 2:29:00)
corruption in the sky (lightning) --> corruption in Dunsinane
The Witches
represent Macbeth's acquired traits (e.g. merciless) and his future (death)
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