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Macbeth

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Transcript of Macbeth

Macbeth
Major Characters:
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

Three witches

Plotted mischief against Macbeth throughout the entire play and Macbeth went to them to find out his fate.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were King and Queen after the murder of King Duncan.
Macbeth's Characteristics:
AMBITION.
"I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only valuting ambition" (1.7.25-27).
BRAVERY.
"I dare do all that may become a man, who dares do more is none" (1.7.51-52).
IMAGINATION.
"The time has been my senses would have cooled to hear a night-shriek, and my fell of hair would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir as life were in't" (5.5.10-15).
lady macbeth's characteristics:
AMBITION.
"He that's coming must be provided for; and you shall put this night's great business into my dispatch" (1.5.77-80).
PRESENCE OF MIND.
ENERGY.
"These deeds must not be thought after these ways; so it will make us mad" (2.245-46).
"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" (1.5.47-50).
king duncan
King Duncan was murered by Macbeth in the beginning of the play. He has one son, Malcolm.
malcolm
After his father was murdered, he fled to England for safety. At the end of the play, he returned home as King.
macduff
Killed Macbeth in battle as revenge because Macbeth killed his family.
Lady macduff and son
Macduff's son was murdered by Macbeth, and Lady Macduff escaped before the murderers could get to her.
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events
DEATH OF DUNCAN
Macbeth, greatly encouraged by Lady Macbeth, murdered King Duncan while he was sleeping.
DEATH OF BANQUO
Macbeth sent out murderers to kill Banquo and his son Fleance, but Fleance escaped and Banquo was killed.
MURDER OF MACDUFF'S FAMILY
Macbeth also sent out murders to kill Macduff's family. His son was killed, but Lady Macduff escaped.
BATTLE SCENE
Macduff sought to kill Macbeth in order to avenge his family, with the help of others as well.
MURDER OF MACBETH
Macduff killed Macbeth in battle, avenging his family and leaving Malcolm as king.
Motif:
Honor
MOTIF:
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Thesis:
Once people use violence to further a quest for power, they will find it difficult to stop.
Although fate may dictate what will be, man's own free will determines how that destiny comes out.
THESIS:
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Macbeth
Characters INVOLVED WITH VIOLENCE
MACBETH
LADY MACBETH
THREE MURDERS
MACDUFF
Macbeth used violence with killing Duncan, and in order to keep his safety and title as King, he used violence in other situations as well.
Lady Macbeth encouraged Macbeth to kill King Duncan greatly, and she went along with the idea that everything would be okay, going along with the thesis.
Macbeth is considered to be the protagonist of the play
he is also considered a tragic hero, his tragic flaw is his ambition to be king
Macbeth is honored and respected at the beginning of the play because of his victory against Macdonwald
Macbeth later learns he will someday have the honor of being king
Macbeth's tragic flaw, ambition, leads him to kill duncan
By the end of the play, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are no longer respected
The three murderers did not continue to do the crime, but they do go along with the act of violence.

"We shall, my lord, perform what you command us" (3.1.143-144).
"..It is concluded. Banquo, thy soul's flight, if it find heaven, must find it out tonight" (3.2.162-163).
"I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?" (2.2.18).
"For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name), / Disdaining Fortune, with brandished steel, / Which smoked with bloody execution, / Like Valor's minion, carved out his passage...And fixed his head upon our battlements" (1.2.18-25).

The Captain glorifies Macbeth in battle to Duncan


"To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus" (3.1.52-53).
"But screw your courage to the sticking-place and we'll not fail" (1.7.70-71).
"All hail Macbeth, thalt shalt be king hereafter" (1.3.53).
The Third Witch announces Macbeth will become king
Macbeth, with pressure from his wife, murders Duncan to fulfill this prophecy.
Lady Macbeth
Became consumed by lust for power

"...unsex me here, / And fill me from the crown t0 the toe top-full / Of direst cruelty" (1.5.49-50).
At first, she does not feel guilty about the murder of Duncan and is upset that her husband does
"The sleeping and the dead / Are but as pictures" (2.2.69-70)
Macduff murdered Macbeth, but he did not continue to commit murder. Although Macduff's act of violence does not go along with the thesis, he is still involved in the act of violence.
AS their rein continues, both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth begin to feel unhappy.
Their roles are reversed by the end of the play; Lady Macbeth feels incredible remorse over what she has done and Macbeth ruthlessly kills Macduff's family
Here's the smell of blood still. All the perfumes in Arabia will not sweeten this little hand...What's done cannot be undone" (5.1.52-71)
"I have no words; my voice is in my sword, thou bloodier villain than terms can give thee out" (5.8.8-10).
"Those he commands move only in command, / Nothing in love" (5.2.21-2).
Malcom states that the only reason anyone follows Macbeth's orders is not out of loyalty and respect, but because they have to
Macduff kills Macbeth to honor and avenge his family.
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