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Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1-3 Presentation
Transcript of Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1-3 Presentation
- Macbeth becomes Thane of Cawdor
- His ambitions result in the murder of the king.
- The kings death causes a great disturbance, the first suggestion of the devils interference with the Great Chain of Being
- Macbeth's planning leads to him becoming King, despite the presence of two heirs.
- The world is left in confusion Act one & two Theme of Act 3 Scene 1-3 The theme chosen for this particular section of the play would be “Two wrongs do not make a right!” This theme practically defines the purpose of Scene 1-3 which is basically the lead-up to the death of Banquo. This theme is significant because it states the occurrences that lead to the murder. Macbeth decided to kill the king and take his place as he followed the prophecies of the witches. Later, he reflects back to the prophecies, notable most in Scene 1 and Macbeth`s soliloquy. This is when he has decided that he will kill Banquo. In fact, a contributing factor to Macbeth`s decision would be Banquo suspicion of the death of Duncan being done by Macbeth. Banquo`s questioning had lead Macbeth to thinking that killing Banquo would cover the killing of Duncan. Thus, the theme is ``Two wrongs do not make a right!`` Banquo The Witches
(Three Wierd Sisters) King Duncan Scene Analysis Act 3 Scene 1 Overall Analysis Act 3 Scene 2 Overall Analysis Act 3 Scene 3 Overall Analysis Lets start the Game! Passage Analysis Arnab's Passage Mohammad's Passage Ayushi's Analysis Keerthi's Analysis Passage- Act 3 Scene 1
Macbeth's Soliloquy There is none but he Whose being I do fear, and under him
My genius is rebuked, as it is said Mark Antony’s was by Caesar.
He chid the sisters When first they put the name of king upon me
And bade them speak to him. Then, prophetlike,
They hailed him father to a line of kings.
Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown
And put a barren scepter in my grip,
Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand,No son of mine succeeding.
If ’t be so,For Banquo’s issue have I filed my mind;
For them the gracious Duncan have I murdered;
Put rancors in the vessel of my peaceOnly for them; and mine eternal jewel
Given to the common enemy of man,
To make them kings, the seed of Banquo kings!
Rather than so, come fate into the list,And champion me to th' utterance.
Who’s there? Macbeth's Soliloquy “…the seeds of Banquo kings!” This is an example of a Metaphor. The metaphor compares Banquo’s child to seeds. This is acceptable because seeds are descendents of plants much like one’s child being a descendent of him/her. This is significant to the story as this metaphor takes the audience back to Act 1 when Banquo and Macbeth meet the three witches and how Banquo’s “seeds” will one day be king. This also significant as this line contributed to Macbeth’s decision of killing Banquo. Metaphor “…mine eternal jewel…” This is an example of Symbolism. This is symbolism because Macbeth is symbolizing his soul (which is always eternal) as a jewel. In addition, in the line before he states that he had given up his soul to the devil by murdering Duncan, but he is not willing to give his sacrifice to Banquo. This is significant as this line protrays that Macbeth accepts his sins and believes his place is hell. However, he is not willing to give his kingship to Banquo. Thus, he decides to kill Banquo. Symbolism “…Mark Antony’s was by Caesar.” This is an example of Allusion. This is considered as an allusion because Shakespeare is making a connection with another one of his plays knows as Julius Caesar and the relationship the character had with another character known as Antony. This reference is considered an allusion. This allusion is significant because Shakespeare is making reference to another of his plays and is identifying the thoughts that Macbeth is having about Banquo relating to Mark Antony and Caesar. Caesar made Mark Antony feel bad much like how Banquo makes Macbeth look bad. Allusion There is the use of the spectacular. As we continue we encounter the murder of Banquo. These are certain things that entertain the audience. He mostly hints the fact that he is willing to murder Banquo but does not state it explicitly, which does ultimately lead into to suspense. However, that is understandable because, otherwise , the audience would not feel the excitement of encountering new characters. The spectacular is significant to the passage as it is what defines the passage. The reasons why Macbeth want’s Banquo dead. This passage ends the suspense of why and brings the suspense of when Banquo will die. This also creates a furious action done by Macbeth as we know Banquo as a good man. The Spectacular “…fruitless crown…” This is an example of an Oxymoron. This is because the word fruitless and crown contradicts itself as by wearing a crown you are given power and have much wealth and are considered valuable. Whereas fruitless is vividly demonstrates that it is useless and of no value or wealth. This is also an example of contrast. It is very significant as the phrase fruitless crown really brings out the disturbance that Macbeth feels and that he almost has the sense of guilt to be king. In addition, it also contributes to his worries that Fleance must die as well, or his kingship might be destroyed. Oxymoron “…come, fate, into the list…” This is an example of Personification. This is because Macbeth is calling fate to come into the list. Firstly, list is the term often used to replace place of battle. Therefore, calling fate to go in the place of battle, this gives fate the ability to join battle. In addition, we know that is not possible but some believe fate can determine the outcome of conflicts. This line is significant to the message being sent from this free verse. This message is that Macbeth has determined himself to proceed further in the killing of Banquo which leads to another crime. Personification “…Put rancours in the vessel of my peace…” This is an example of Symbolism. The term rancours is basically things that are found in drinks and food and taste bitter. The vessel represents a cup of sorts that holds his peace (presumably considered a drink). With his malicious actions he feels that there are now bitter truths that are destroying his drink made of peace. This is a very significant symbolism as this is where there is identification that Macbeth might have received kingship yet he does not achieve the peace he dreamed the kingship would come with. This is where he feels the great urge that he shall not have peace until the “disturbances” are removed. In this case it would be Banquo. Another Symbolism Dramatic Irony is partially used. The idea that Banquo still is pondering about the fact that did Macbeth kill the king is what supports this comment. The audience is fully aware of this tragic happening when Banquo is still thinking. This is very effective in creating suspense with the audience about the fact that when is Banquo going to be killed and that also allows the audience to feel slightly knowledgeable because the actors are told to pretend they do not know what will happen next. Dramatic Irony Other examples include-
Similes, Figurative Language, Mood,
Tone, Syntax, Alliteration,and more Themes Discovered The theme of this passage is “One man with a sin believes everyone is guilty” This also ties with the overall theme of the act being “two wrongs don’t make a right.” The theme is strongly reflected when Macbeth says in the beginning the fact that he fears the being of Banquo. It is evident throughout the passage that Macbeth fears that Banquo might actually have a chance to be a king since the witches said so. In addition, his suspicion becomes more of a reality when he realizes that he has no one in his family to take the kingship after his death. He also demonstrates a little sorrow for the grave sin he had committed by killing Duncan. He also has the ambition to kill Banquo because Banquo had suspected that Macbeth might had murdered Duncan. Which ultimately leads to the thought that Macbeth is committing two wrongs in hope for a right. "A guilty conscience never sleeps" is another theme that is suitable for this passage. After Macbeth had murdered Duncan, he still does not rest well due to the guilt that resides in him. Therefore, there is the element of fright that is slightly evident when he talks about rancors in his vessel of peace signifying that he feels a little sorry for his actions. However, by the end he does try hard to abolish his guilt and make room for another one... This reoccurring guilt signifies that two wrongs can't make a right! Another Theme Character Analysis This is paragraph also symbolizes a massive character development within Macbeth. Using past knowledge from previous scenes, Macbeth was the one with the innocent and humble behavior. He was considered a hero to many and was well appreciated by the previous liege. After his first crime, killing King Duncan, he started to become more of a tyrant and really began to remove those who acted as rancors in his drink, such as he did with his friend Banquo. This passage leads to the idea that Macbeth’s one sinful action had made him the tyrant he is in this scene. The progression in Macbeth character change is drastically emphasized in scene two when there is almost a shift in the behaviors of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. Passage Analysis Themes and Character Development Naught’s had, all’s spent,
With very little gain, they have lost everything. Where our desire is got without content.
They got what they wanted but are not/ can not be happy Tis safer to be that which we destroy
They have destroyed the king who is dead- its safer to be dead. This is foreshadowing Lady Macbeth’s suicide Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy
by killing the king, they are living under the pretense that everything is ok, while internally they are fighting with their conscious and the guilt will never let them live peacefully. How now, my lord, why do you keep alone,
Macbeth is alone yet Lady Macbeth refers to his companions. By this she means his conscious Of sorriest fancies your companions making,
Macbeth’s guilt is driving him crazy, almost paranoid to the point where he will do anything to keep his deeds hidden Using those thoughts which should indeed have died
She tells them to put the king’s murder behind him. With them they think on? Things without all remedy
There is no point on dwelling on his actions any further Should be without regard. What’s done is done.
Macbeth cant undo killing the king, so he will have to live with the guilt. The best thing for him to do is to forget and act like it never happened. Act 3 scene 1-
Banquos soliliquy The text is started of with a reference to the exciting force known as the witches. Banquo is the one to make this reference in association to his suspicion to the idea that Duncan had be murdered by Macbeth. This "educated guess" sparked an in scene rising action where Macbeth decides to eliminate Banquo from his path and thus resulting to a pathway to the climax of the play. This is also the is where the start of the falling protagonist begins.
Act 3 Scene 1 also symbolizes the great character change in Macbeth. "Thou hast it now, King, Cawdor, Glamis, all,
As the weird women promised; and, I fear,
thou playedst most foully for 't; yet it was said,
It should not stand in thy posterity;
But that myself should be the root and father
Of many kings. If there come truth from them
(As upon thee, Macbeth, their speeches shine),
Why, by the verities on thee made good,
May they not be my oracles as well,
And set me up in hope? But, hush; no more." Encounter With Murders The last half of scene 1 Act 3 signifies the Rising Action in the play more strongly. This is done when Macbeth, being the protagonist, tries convey the message to the murders that Banquo is their enemy and is taking his steps to the second great crime of play. This scene of the play contributes to the Climax of the play by stressing the fact that Banquo is to be murdered. This is expertly conveyed through the emphasis used to strengthen the rising action. Here Macbeth is talking to Lady Macbeth and Macbeth is trying to convince Lady Macbeth that this murder is necessary. Compared to past scenes, Scene 2 Act 3 is most significant for the massive character behavior change that takes place which was the switch in behaviors of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Character Development In this passage, you see a shift in Lady Macbeth’s attitude, as she is no longer the aggressor in this conflict, and takes on a more passive role. This passage foreshadows Lady Macbeth’s suicide because it reflects her desperation, and how she feels trapped. It shows how Lady Macbeth feels there is no way to escape her guilty conscious, and ‘shows the wheels turning in her head’ as she considers killing herself. This scene represents the theme of for every action there are repercussions and often unimaginable consequences. Evident Themes One wrong will only lead to more.
Every action has intended and unintended consequences.
Order must be maintained in the Great chain of being. This is the section where the persuading of the `third party` by the protagonist comes into action. This is then considered as the climax as this is when the second main crime occurs, death of Banquo. Macbeth is successful at getting his evil deed accomplished, once again proving that there might have been devils manipulating the Great Chain of Being. This also results to the start of the downfall of the protagonist (Macbeth). This action also foreshadows the potential fate of the Kingdom by allowing Fleance to escape. We have scorched the snake, not killed it.She’ll close and be herself whilst our poor maliceRemains in danger of her former tooth.But let the frame of things disjoint, both the worlds suffer,Ere we will eat our meal in fear, and sleepIn the affliction of these terrible dreamsThat shake us nightly. Better be with the dead,Whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace,Than on the torture of the mind to lieIn restless ecstasy. Duncan is in his grave.After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well.Treason has done his worst; nor steel nor poison,Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothingCan touch him further. Passage Introduction Analysis In this scene, Banquo and Fleance dismount their horses during the night time in a wooded area. Three murders, who were sent by Macbeth to kill Banquo and Fleance, set off to complete the task.One of the murderers blows out the torch and the other stabs Banquo. Fleance escapes in the darkness. This causes the murderers jobs to be only half done. The murderers then leave Banquo's body to go tell Macbeth what happened. In this line, Macbeth is talking to Lady Macbeth about his fear of not being able to get rid of the threats to the throne. The significance of this passage at this point in the play is that it is a major turning point for Macbeth's character. He starts to become more sinister and evil, showing a lot of aggression. An example of this would be shown in the lines 'We have scotched the snake, not killed it: She'll close and be herself, whilst our poor malice remains in danger of her former tooth'. Here, the use of metaphor and personification helps enhance the idea of Macbeth starting to become evil and show more anger. The metaphor 'We have scotched the snake, not killed it' is used in context in referring to the threats to the throne, meaning that only half the job has been done. Personification is used in the line "She'll close and be herself ...." and is used in the context of the threat to the throne healing and regaining its strength, and Macbeth will once again be in danger of keeping the throne. The theme of this passage is Fate and Destiny. Evidence of this is the whole passage which goes along the lines of Macbeth twisting his fate, and trying to become God. In context to the whole play, the theme of this passage is the turning point of the downfall of a tragic hero. This is reflected in the character development of Macbeth, turning bad, while Lady Macbeth is starting to regret her actions, become soft. OUR THEORIES AND MYTHS - Murderer 3 is a mysterious character introduced in the play.
-He is not around when speaking to Macbeth (Scene 1, Act 3)
-We believe it could be a spy or a sabotage
-In fact, we believe that Murderer 3 might be involved in the escaping of Fleance Song Analysis 1. Recap of Past Acts
3. Theme and Overall Summary
5. Passage Analysis
6. Character Development
8. Song Analysis
9. Quiz GOODBYE Not So Fast... Now that you have listened to the entire presentation, it is time for us to do the QUIZ.
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By Jeanette Winterson Banquo Elements of tragedy Soliloquy
Reveals the mood between the two characters.
Sets the focus of the scene in a short time.
Puts completed prophesies in front of unfinished ones.
Induces character development, and greater distance between the two friends.
Questioning the future, and seeming insignificant towards the next events.
Puts distance between Banquo and the side of the devil.
Existence of the witches in the minds of the people signifies the interference of the devil. Literary devices Imagery
"...their speeches shine"- evokes the character of Macbeth as a holy figure to the witches.
Compares reality's events to the prophecies of the witches. Enhances theme. Theme explored "Evil is the path of least resistance." Character development Banquo becomes good
Macbeth becomes bad We chose one of Beethoven’s symphonies because the use of bass in this piece sets a dark, suspenseful, chilling mood which is adequate for the scene where Banquo dies. We chose such a popular piece to give the audience a sense of familiarity, so they can be more engaged in the scene. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING