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Transcript of Lady Macbeth
Timeline of Lady Macbeth
Man Down- Rihanna
1.) Lady Macbeth:
"Out, damn'd 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
pow'r to accompt?—Yet who would have thought the old man to
have had so much blood in him?"
Macbeth Act 5, scene 1, 26–40
"Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be What thou art promised: yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way: thou wouldst be great; Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it:"
Act 1, Scene 5
"My hands are of your colour; but I shame
To wear a heart so white."
Act 2, Scene 2
"Here's the smell of the blood still: all the
perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little
hand. Oh, oh, oh! "
Act 5, Scene 1
"That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold;
What hath quench'd them hath given me fire."
Act 2, Scene 2
Act 1 Scene 5
In this scene, Lady Macbeth reads the letter from Macbeth informing her about the plot to murder Duncan and fulfill the witches' second prophecy. Lady Macbeth proves that she is bold and presumptusous when she calls upon the supernatural to fill her with cruelty.
"Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood. Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between The effect and it!" - Lines 30 - 38
Lady Macbeth then takes charge and makes preparations for Duncan's murder.
Act 1 Scene 7
Masculinity and Strength:
Macbeth contemplates whether if he should kill Duncan or not. Lady Macbeth hears this and begins to mock his manliness and fear.
"What beast was ’t, then, That made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man; And to be more than what you were, you would Be so much more the man. " - Lines 54-58
Lady Macbeth then proves she is the man in the relationship by creating a plan to murder Duncan . Justifying that Lady Macbeth is indeed masculine and strong.
Act 2 Scene 2
When Lady Macbeth finds Macbeth in fear with the daggers used to kill King Duncan in his hand, she took the authority of taking the bloody daggers out of the horrified Macbeth's hand and placed them in the rooms of Duncan's servants. When she returns, she calmly tells Macbeth not to worry, put on his night gown, wash his hands from the deed, and go to bed as if he had been sleeping. Even when Macbeth was telling Lady Macbeth his fears of being caught in the act, Lady Macbeth was stoic.
Act 2 Scene 3
When Macbeth's motives are questioned when he had announced that he had slayed the servants who were framed to kill King Duncan, Lady Macbeth enters as if she is unaware of King Duncan's death. When Banquo and Macduff had told her the news about the death of King Duncan, she deceived them by acting shocked and innocent. "Woe, alas! What, in our house?" - Line 6
Act 3 Scene 2 and Scene 3
Here, we see Lady Macbeth beginning to get slightly worried about her husband. In scene 2, the couple talk about their unhappiness, and Lady Macbeth tries to calm down and comfort Macbeth. When Macbeth sees Banqou's ghost Lady Macbeth sees her husband as if he lost his mind and begins to worry about his well being. This shows a great shift in the character of Lady Macbeth, since before this scene, she had appeared emotionally stable and levelheaded towards her husband's crime.
Act 5 Scene 1
Lady Macbeth finally begins to feel the guilt of the deaths she had caused. Throughout this scene, Lady Macbeth is sleep walking, carrying a candle and talking to herself. She continues to make references to the night of King Duncan's murder, showing her guilty conscience. Lady Macbeth continuously scrubs her hand trying to get Duncan's blood off her hands, and says not even the perfumes of Arabia could get rid of the smell of his blood. The irony in this scene is incredible. Lady Macbeth in the beginning of the play tells Macbeth not to worry and to wash his hands from the deed when now, she cannot wash her hands from the deed. The roles have been reversed-it is now Lady Macbeth who feels remorse, is weak, and losing her mind.
"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 account?—Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him." - Lines 25 - 28
Act 5 Scene 3
Lady Macbeth has boarded the crazy train! When reports are brought to Macbeth, we discover that Lady Macbeth has lost her mind, and that there is no cure for her. Lady Macbeth is not sick but mentally unstable. She constantly has trouble sleeping and sees visions while sleep walking. The Doctor states that no medicine can cure Lady Macbeth and that her well-being rests in her hands. "Not so sick, my lord, As she is troubled with thick-coming fancies That keep her from her rest...Therein the patient Must minister to himself." - Lines 40 & 48
Act 5 Scene 5
Seyton's report of the death of Lady Macbeth to Macbeth is the first time the audience learns of her death. It seems as if the guilt ate her alive. Lady Macbeth's mental health got progressively weaker and she was unable to carry this incredible secret of King Duncan's murder. Her sleepless nights of concealing this secret seemed to have gotten the best of her and led to her joining King Duncan in death.
Masculine and Strong