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Macbeth English Summative

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Mira Pijselman

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Macbeth ENG 2DE Summative By Mira Pijselman and Ana Maria Grubisic Why Macbeth? Diction Rhyme Usage "Fillet of a fenny snake,
In a cauldron coil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog." (Witch 2; 4.1.12) Witch/Spell-like Diction "You wait on nature's mischief! Come, thick night,
And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell!" (Lady Macbeth; 1.5.50) Structure "Double double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble!" (All Witches; 4.1.10,19,35) Iambic Pentameter The dagger speech (Macbeth; 2.1.35) Parallel Structure Imagery Blood Clothing Nature Animals Light and Darkness Weaponry Death/Murder “Ay, my good lord; safe in a ditch he bides, with twenty trenched gashes on his head; the least adapt to nature.” (First Murderer, 4.3.26) “My voice is my sword, thou bloodier villain than terms can give thee out.” (Macduff; 5.8.7) “There’s daggers in men’s smiles: the near in blood, the nearer bloody.” (Donalbain; 2.3.141) Common Themes Trust Revenge Treachery Ambition Power Success Greed Deceit Betrayal Honor Love Patriotism Moral Values Malice Wickedness Darkness Death Archetypes The Witches Typical Physical Appearance Modern Examples The Hero: Macduff Modern Examples Nice guys finish first? Once a hero, always a hero The King Modern Examples I respect you to death Cultural Insights Women's Role Female characters in the play are much more modern personas than the ones present during the time period that Macbeth was written in Religious Representation Historical Relevance Banquo King James Prose and Verse "The Thane of Cawdor lives; why do you dress me in borrow'd robes? (1.3.108) "When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightening or in rain?" (1.1.1) "Out, out brief candle, life's but a walking shadow..." (5.5.3) "What, all my pretty chickens and their dam, at one fell swoop?" (4.3.218) Roman Catholic/Wiccan? Archetypes The Witches Typical Physical Appearance Modern Examples The Hero: Macduff Modern Examples Nice guys finish first? Once a hero, always a hero The King Modern Examples I respect you to death The Old Man Modern Examples Wisdom comes with age Archetypes The Witches Typical Physical Appearance Modern Examples The Hero: Macduff Modern Examples Nice guys finish first? Once a hero, always a hero The King Modern Examples I respect you to death The Old Man Modern Examples Wisdom comes with age Revenge Ambition Deceit Macbeth and Frankenstein Macduff, Antony, and Frankenstein's Monster Lady Macbeth and Jack King Duncan and Brutus Thank You for Listening!!
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