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Transcript of MACBETH
A mans conscious decision to descend into tyranny and evil in the name of personal ambition which leads to massive disorder
The relationship between
cruelty and masculinity
The difference between kingship and tyranny
Corrupting power of unchecked ambition
By: Eliud Casillas, Eric Rosado,
and Jon Masri
"Macbeth Summary." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.
Thank you for watching!
Act I Scene I
First Witch: "When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?"
Second Witch: "When the hurlyburlys done,
When the battle's lost and won"
All: "Fair foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air."
"ALL HAIL MACBETH!"
ENTIRE PLEASE CLASS CHANT WITH THE WEIRD WITCH!!
"ALL HAIL MACBETH!"
"ALL HAIL MACBETH!"
Act 1 Scene 3
The three witches appear on a Scottish Moore. They tell one another the devious things they are doing and/or planning until one witch says that Macbeth is coming. Macbeth and Banquo come onto the scene and aren’t pleased about the sight of the witches. The witches call to Macbeth in terms of his new title, and declare he will be king one day. Then address Banquo, and tell him that his children will soon take the throne.
Scene I Overview
Act I Scene 3 Parody
Summary of Play
Brave, noble general whose children, according to the witches’ prophecy, will inherit the Scottish throne
Thinks ambitious thoughts like Macbeth but doesn't translate those thoughts into action
Represents the path Macbeth chose not to take
Appropriately, it is Banquo’s ghost that haunts Macbeth.
Scottish general and the thane of Glamis
Led by wicked prophecies from witches,
especially after their prophecy that he will be made thane of Cawdor comes true.
not a virtuous one.
easily influenced into murder to fulfill his ambitions
Macbeth proves himself better suited to the battlefield than to political intrigue
His response to every problem is violence and murder.
Unlike Shakespeare’s great villains, such as Iago in Othello and Richard III in Richard III, Macbeth is never comfortable in his role as a criminal.
He is unable to bear the psychological consequences of his atrocities.
King of Scotland
Murdered by Macbeth in his ambition for the crown
Role model of a virtuous, good natured, and cautious ruler.
His death symbolizes the destruction of an order in Scotland
Destruction that can be restored only when Duncan’s bloodline (Malcom), occupies the throne.
Three witches who appear to be not of this world
plot mischief against Macbeth using charms, spells, and prophecies
Their predictions prompt him to:
Murder King Duncan
Order the deaths of Banquo and his son
Blindly believe in his own immortality
The play leaves the witches’ true identity unclear
They clearly take a perverse delight in using their knowledge of the future to toy with and destroy human beings.
Lusts for power and position
Early in the play, she comes of stronger and more ruthless of the couple
Urges her husband to kill Duncan and seize the crown
After the bloodshed, she falls to guilt and madness to an even greater degree than her Macbeth
Her conscience drives her to commit suicide
Son of King Duncan
Early on, he appears weak and uncertain of his own power
He and Donalbain(brother) flee Scotland after their father’s murder.
Later, Malcolm becomes a serious challenge to Macbeth with Macduff’s aid (and the support of England).
His restoration to the throne signals Scotland’s return to order
hostile to Macbeth’s kingship from the start
He eventually becomes a leader of the crusade to unseat Macbeth
The crusade’s mission is to place the rightful king, Malcolm, on the throne
Macduff also desires vengeance after Macbeth orders the murder of Macduff’s wife and son
*represents disturbances in nature
aka the Witches mear presence*
Macbeth and his army win battle.
Macbeth and Banquo encounter three witches in woods
Witches foreshadow their futures.
King Duncan names Macbeth Thane Of Cawdor.
Macbeth contemplates killing the King to take the throne
Lady Macbeth receives the news.
Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth to kill King Duncan.
Macbeth kills King Duncan in his sleep
Lady Macbeth frames guards for the murder.
Duncan sons Malcom and Donalbain flee to England for fear of being murdered as well.
Macbeth becomes King.
Banquo starts to suspect that Macbeth killed King Duncan
Macbeth has Banquo killed.
Banquo son flaeance escapes from the murders
Macbeth holds a party and sees Banquos ghost
Macbeth starts to yell out obscurities
Lady Macbeth cancels party
Paranoid, Macbeth seeks for witches help
Upon meeting the witches he has three visions.
Macbeth orders Macduff and his family to be assassinated, however wasn't in Scotland.
In anger Macduff goes to England to convince Malcom to take his rightful seat as King.
Malcom returns to Scotland with 10,ooo soldiers
They meet at Birnam wood to discuss military actions.
Malcom army chops the Birnam wood tree down and uses them as camouflage
All the while, Lady Macbeth goes mad because of guilt and commits suicide
As Malcom and Macbeth engage in war, Macbeths soldiers start surrendering and they join the English army
Macduff and Macbeth face off
Macduff kills Macbeth
Malcom is then crowned King.