Emily Kloth Block 6 Tuesday January 14, 2014 Winter Packet `Act 1- The three weird witches meet and they are planning on when they are going to meet again to talk to Macbeth. In the next scene King Duncan talks to the injured captain about the battle against the invaders, who are under the command of Macdonwald. The captain tell King Duncan how he saved Malcolm and Macbeth was very violent and fought with great force. Then the Captain is taken away by the servants then Ross enters and he tells Duncan that Cawdor has been beaten and the Norway army retreated. Then King Duncan comes to the decision to kill Cawdor and then Macbeth will "become Cawdor". Then Duncan sends out Ross to go tell Macbeth about what had happened at this time. In scene three the witches approach Banquo and Macbeth when they were on their way to Forres. The witches inform Macbeth and Banquo about what had happened in the kings court and they tell him he is the Thane of Cawdor and Glamis and that Macbeth will eventually become king. Then Banquo is told riddles that his children will be royal and he will not. After the witches disappear then Ross and Angus come up to them and Ross informs Macbeth the news which he just heard. Then Macbeth contemplates whether he will have to spill blood to become king, then when he is done they all continue to Forres. Then Duncan finds out that Cawdor dies because his son killed him. Then Ross, Angus, Banquo and Macbeth arrive. Then Malcolm becomes the heir to Duncans throne and Macbeth has Duncan dine at his castle that night so he rides to tell his wife. When Macbeth gets home he tells his wife the news and she starts to plot the murder of Duncan and Macbeth fallows. Then Duncan and the Scottish lords arrive and they are tak... ... middle of paper ... ...ows about the witches visions and is willing to go down with a fight. Then the war starts. He goes into the war thinking he's invincible and Macduff looks for him trying to avenge his families death. Then Siward and Malcolm take over Macbeth's castle and Siward's son is dead. Then Macduff comes into the room with only the head of the dead Macbeth. Then he says that Duncan's son Malcolm is now the king of Scotland. Then he is then crowned in Scone as the new reigning King of Scotland. Lady Macbeth is a very 'crazy' character. She is blood thirsty and she will do anything she possibly can to gain power even if it means forever being cursed. Lady Macbeth is the farmer who planted the seed in Macbeth's head to become murderous and after that you couldn't stop him. She enters around the fifth scene of act 1 and her first impression is to kill her husband's best friend.
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During the rising action of the play, Macbeth commits a series of murders to not only inherit the throne but to also stay on the throne. In fact. after the nobles and Lennox have come to a conclusion that Macbeth commits the regicide of Duncan, the noble expresses his feelings towards the situation, " The son of Duncan, From whom this tyrant holds due to birth," (3.6. 25-26). Due to Macbeth's actions, all the respect and support from the nobles have been lost because they begin to illustrate Macbeth as a "tyrant" thus emphasizing that all his supports are against him now. In addition after Banquo was murdered, Macbeth start seeing the ghost of Banquo and he yells out, " Thou canst you say I did it: never shake/ Thy gory lock at me." (3.4.63-64).
Lady Macbeth: The Main Instigator In the resolution of William Shakespeare’s, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth succumbs to her “self and violent hands”, and Macbeth is informed of the death of the Queen. Her suicide allows Macbeth to feel fear again, a feeling he was previously numb to due to his confidence in the Weird Sister’s prophecies. The loss of his wife, in a way, frees him from the suffocating grasp that she has on him, which forces him into committing his initial heinous act that consequentially leads to Lady Macbeth’s downfall, as well as his own. Many critics believe that the Weird Sisters are the main force causing conflict due to the prophecies and the ambiguous way they revealed them to Macbeth, while others argue that Macbeth himself earns the consequences that befall him due to his actions, especially through his elementary plot to murder Duncan.
Act 2 starts in Macbeth's castle with Macbeth, Fleance, and Banquo talking. When they are done talking and Macbeth is alone he sees an imaginary dagger. In scene 2 of Act 2, after Macbeth finishes killing King Duncan he brings the daggers back with him to the meeting place between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. He and Lady Macbeth talk and he admits that he is scared of looking at the murder scene so Lady Macbeth goes and puts the daggers back at the scene. Then they hear knocking. In scene three at the door a porter let’s in the people knocking, but he is drunk and goes on a rant before he answers the door. After that they discover the murder of King Duncan. When they start talking about the murder and the dead servants, Macbeth admits to killing the servants. A little after that, the princes Donalbain and Malcolm flee the scene out of fear of dying themselves. In scene four Macbeth is declared King and the princes get the suspicion of everyone else who think that the princes killed their father.
-At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a brave and loyal servant to the King. After hearing a prophecy that he will become King himself, Macbeth is overwhelmed by greed. Believing and strengthened by the prophecy and through the encouragement of his wife than led to him killing King Duncan. What Macbeth doesnt know is what happens next
Macbeth, by Shakespeare, is about the gain and loss of “life” as an emotional existence and as a physical being. Macbeth begins with Act one where Macbeth, who is content with his own life, is transformed by greed to be like his cunning wife. In Act three scene one, Macbeth realizes that his attempts at creating a better life are destroying the one he used to live, a life without guilt but also without power. Guilt ridden Macbeth begins to fully confront his murderous ways during Act three and punishes himself for destroying the life that he was once satisfied with to gain power. During Act 3 Macbeth shifts from appreciating his life in Act 1, to valuing death, the escape from life. Macbeth gains power to improve his life, and in the process,
After the death of King Duncan, Macbeth starts to hallucinate and go crazy. This event is all explained in his speech about the dagger that he used to kill King Duncan with, which is supposedly right in front of him but it is actually just all in his head, “Is this a dagger which i see before me...that summons thee to Heaven or to Hell.” (Act 2, scene 1, Lines 32-64) Macbeth starts to gain control at this point but everyone starts to figure out that Macbeth has killed the King and many others to mask what he has done. The most important scene of the play comes toward the end of the play when Macduff decapitates Macbeth and then he proceeds to Malcolm to discuss how much of a monster Macbeth has become. Finally they are all free from his tyranny, this scene confirms that everyone knew how much of a wrongdoer he had
The play Macbeth by William Shakespeare starts off with a noble warrior Named Macbeth that is titled thane of Glamis by his own uncle, King Duncan. Macbeth is awarded thane of Cawdor due to the switching sides of the original title holder who is hanged for treason. Macbeth who is deceived by his wife kills the king in a plot for power and they put the blame on the guards by laying bloody daggers next to them. Macbeth begins to lose himself as the play goes on. He kills his best friend Banquo and Macduff’s wife and kids. Lady Macbeth kills herself as she goes crazy from all the killings and then that is when Macbeth completely loses himself. Macbeth is told by the witches that he cannot be killed by any one of women born. Macduff and Malcolm, heir to the throne who fled Scotland think of a plan to kill Macbeth. Macbeth faces Macduff and Malcolm’s army alone as he is labeled a tyrant and is abandoned by everyone. He faces the army fearlessly as he cannot killed by any one of woman born but fails to realize that Macduff was born of C-section leading to his downfall and Macbeth is Beheaded. Malcolm becomes the new king. Lady Macbeth's deception had a dramatic effect on the play leading to a dramatic change in many lives. The three main points that will be discussed are how Lady Macbeth becomes deceived; how Lady Macbeth deceives others and the results from Lady Macbeth deceiving others. Lady Macbeth, was simply minded and became easily deceived.
Known as one of the darkest and most powerful of tragedies written by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is a story about a brave Scottish general who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches and carries out his ambitious plans to become king. While William Shakespeare wrote Macbeth, he was focused on the supernatural to not only interest the reader but to also highlight the concept of the play. The Elizabethan Era, the time in which Shakespeare was born, was a time in which people almost universally believed in the presence and power of the unseen. Not only the common people, but also the king shared in this belief because it was an age in which witches were known to be at work. According to yourdictionary, supernatural is something that is extraordinary
In the course of the final battle, three women prophesy he will become the king of Scotland in a near future. With this tenacious idea in his head, and manipulated by Lady Macbeth (Cotillard), his bitter wife who still grieves the death of their son, the valiant soldier surreptitiously murders the king, his guest for a day. This is a particularly disturbing scene since the unhesitating Macbeth sticks the dagger into the king’s chest, slowly and relentlessly. However, from then on, and even crowned king, a dark cloud falls upon him, bringing disgrace and turning his life miserable. Engulfed by guilt and struggling with an ominous sense of malediction that drives him gradually insane, Macbeth tries to mend his mistakes as the adversities become more and more
Macbeth’s ambition to obtain power convinces him that it is his destiny to become King of Scotland, and that he should do anything to fulfill that destiny, even if it involves him committing tremendously immoral acts such as murder. After Macbeth realizes that the witches may actually speak the truth due to the second prophecy (Thane of Cawdor) becoming true, he begins to have an eerie and frightening thought of him killing his king and friend, Duncan, in order to ac...
Macbeth rejects conformation to traditional gender roles in its portrayal of Lady Macbeth’s relationship with her husband, her morals and their effect on her actions, and her hunger for power. Her regard for Macbeth is one of low respect and beratement, an uncommon and most likely socially unacceptable attitude for a wife to have towards her spouse at the time. She often ignores morality and acts for the benefit of her husband, and subsequently herself. She is also very power-hungry and lets nothing stand in the way of her success. Lady Macbeth was a character which challenged expectations of women and feminism when it was written in the seventeenth century.
Maggin analyses the relationship between Macbeth and his wife how they differ from each other and their involvement in the most treacherous moment of the play Duncan’s murder, questioning who is the mind behind it. If it was Macbeth or Lady Macbeth. In the excerpt he defends the character Lady Macbeth stating that all she has done was for devotion to her husband and because of her guiding passion, and also that she only gets involved in Duncan’s murder because of her worries for Macbeth. Lady Macbeth does not have the same petulance that Macbeth has and her mistake was her participation in taking care of Macbeth’s hopes and aspirations. Macbeth is the centre, the moving spirit. Since the beginning he showed to be a man delighting in blood even before treachery has assumed his mind. When the witches said he was going to become king, they did not say anything about the methods, he instantly applies them:
Lady Macbeth is the first to strategize a way to kill Duncan. As a character foil to Macbeth she juxtaposes their possession of guilt and ruthlessness, which creates irony and excitement to the play. Originally, she is very power hungry and wants to utilize her husband’s position in status to become queen. Macbeth objects to the plan to kill Duncan because he believes Duncan is Macbeth’s kinsman, host, and an overall virtuous ruler (Act. 1 Scene. 7) and thus feels very guilty for taking advantage of Duncan’s trusting quality towards the Macbeth family. She refers to Macbeth as weak and rebukes his manhood (Act 1. Scene 7.) . As the play progresses, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth have a character role reversal of their possession of guilt and ruthlessness. The character foil is extant, however Macbeth’s ruthlessness overcomes his guilt, and Lady Macbeth’s guilt vanquishes her drive for power. In addition to an alteration in character foils, Shakespeare introduces situational irony because now Lady Macbeth succumbs to the weakness Macbeth once possessed and Macbeth is the one who is formidable and ambitious. Macbeth’s ability to transcend his guilt exemplifies his struggle for power and reinforces the theme of evil ambition because Macbeth is able to secure the throne and power only by mass