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Macbeth Soliloquy Act 4 Scene 1

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basil ibrahim

on 20 November 2014

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Transcript of Macbeth Soliloquy Act 4 Scene 1

Thesis & Soliloquy
Motif. Theme. Thesis.
The relationship between ambition and cruelty

The ambitious attitude of mankind will cause one to become apathetic and unfeeling when one is presented with an irreversible dilemma.

In the 1660’s play Macbeth, Shakespeare conveys the idea that the ambitious attitude of mankind will cause one to become apathetic and cruel when one is presented with an irreversible dilemma.

Macbeth. Soliloquy Act 4 Scene 1 Lines 149-end
Imtiyaz, Basil, Sunvy, Justin
Context within Macbeth
After Macbeth's encounter with the witches, he learns that Macduff has fled to England. As a result, Macbeth announces his intention to wreak a terrible revenge on Macduff's wife and children.
Historical Connection to Macbeth
Literary Devices
Overly arrogant.
You can tell the difference of hubris and just regular arrogance or pride by the fact that the character has seemed to allow reality slip away from them.
The character portraying hubris, also commonly referred to as hybris, have just gained a huge amount of power and the false belief that they are “untouchable”.
Macbeth literary devices on YouTube

Historical event sources:

-Information learned in Gr 11 Social Studies
-Perspectives on Nationalism (Social Studies Textbook
-Love, Hate, and Propaganda
-YouTube Video What is the Holocaust
The writer embellishes the sentence by adding more information to it in order to increase its worth and understandability.
The writer adds more to the structure to give it more meaning.
when Shakespeare adds the people he will kill "Seize upon Fife, give to th' edge o' th' sword
His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls
That trace him in his line." is considered an amplification
Stream of Consciousness
An uninterrupted and unhindered flow and stream of conscious thought
Providing a narrative in the form of thoughts instead of using dialogue or description
What is the meaning that this creates?
What is the meaning that this creates?
Gruesome- Cruel
What is the meaning that this creates?
Time, you thwart my dreadful plans. Unless a person does something the second he thinks of it, he’ll never get a chance to do it. From now on, as soon as I decide to do something I’m going to act immediately. In fact, I’ll start following up my thoughts with actions right now. I’ll raid Macduff’s castle, seize the town of Fife, and kill his wife, his children, and anyone else unfortunate enough to stand in line for his inheritance. No more foolish talk. I will do this deed before I lose my sense of purpose. But no more spooky visions!—Where are the messengers? Come, bring me to them.
Modern English
Analysis of Historical Event
In the 1660’s play Macbeth, Shakespeare conveys the interpretation that the ambitious attitude of mankind will cause one to become apathetic and tyrannical when one is faced with an irreversible dilemma. Macbeth compulsion to keep the throne and eliminate any infidelity made him immoral and tyrannical to the extent that he began to execute the innocent who were uninvolved in the situation, which included children, women and even Macduffs servants.
The Holocaust was the event directed by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party where over six million jews were massacred
The idea of ethnic cleansing was the basis of there mission to exterminate the Jews
- Hitler's belief that he could accomplish his goals relating to mankind's fault of ambition
- After Hitler began his mission to exterminate all jews, he found new ways to kill them off faster
- The Nazi leader continued with his goal even as his military began to lose the war. Relating to how Macbeth senselessly continued to murder others
n the 1930 Adolf Hitlers excessive ambition for power and idea of a master race, caused him to become apathetic in his actions. The irreversible situation that he put himself in, brought about the continuation of he senseless killing.
Hitler and Nazi
Macbeth and his followers
Atrocity against the jews
Atrocity against Macduff's family
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