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Transcript of Macbeth
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
With help from his pressuring wife, King Duncan and his servants are murdered by Macbeth for power and his own personal gain (fulfilling the prophecy).
The Three Witches meet Macbeth and Banquo to tell them of their future in prophecies, one to Macbeth saying that he would soon be King of Scotland.
Macbeth returns to the witches, who tell him prophecies that talk about the dangers in his life and his upcoming downfall.
Macduff decides to rebel against Macbeth's rule, and in doing that gets his
Macduff, after teaming up with Duncan's son, Malcolm and the English army, beheads Macbeth for revenge.
Malcolm replaces Macbeth as king.
Macbeth's Relation To Modern Culture
9/11 was a horrific event in modern times that was caused by Osama Bin Laden, a terrorist who provides a very good example of what unchecked ambition, such as Macbeth's, can lead to.
Hitler was another dictator who caused unimaginable amounts of suffering due to him extreme ambition. Macbeth caused no where near this amount of destruction, but his ambition did affect many others in bad ways (like murdering).
This graph shows that the crime rates for men are higher then they are for women, which relates to the reckless male characters in the play and the murders they commit.
Bonnie Parker was a criminal who was responsible for numerous robberies and is presumed to be responsible for multiple murders, she is just one of the many examples of cruel women.
Macbeth is a Scottish noble man and is the protagonist in the play.
Lady Macbeth is Macbeth's wife and is the one who persuades Macbeth to commit murder.
Macbeth can be used today to represent an incorrect description of Mac Bethad Mac Findlaích's reign over Scotland.
Macduff is the antagonist of the play and is Macbeth's enemy. He wants to restore Malcolm to the throne.
The Three Witches
The Three Witches are the instigators of the play. They are the reason behind
all of the problems.
Act 1, Scene 5
“Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here”(30-31).
“Stop up the access and passage to remorse,”(34-37).
Quotes From The Scene
Themes, Motifs, and Symbols
Macbeth will do whatever it takes to fulfill his ambition of becoming king, and he isn't afraid of getting his hands dirty along the way. Even so, his actions come back to haunt him.
The men in Macbeth partake in all the physical cruelty, but the women in the play are manipulative and are the masterminds behind the majority of the violence.
Kings lead their people with their best intentions in mind, while dictators don't care about the people they are ruling over, they just care about themselves.
Unchecked Ambition Corrupts
Relationship Between Cruelty and Masculinity
The Difference Between Kingship and Dictatorship
Movies such as the avengers often contain villains with unchecked ambition
Shakespeare invented a lot of words in Macbeth, including multitudinous and assassination