Macbeth

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  • Macbeth
    • Characters
      • Lady Macbeth
        • end
          • "Out, damned spot! out, I say"
            • The murder still troubles her
              • She cannot get rid of the guilt
        • start
          • "unsex me here"
            • Does not like being a a woman as she is seem as weak
          • "Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under't"
      • Macbeth
        • Start
          • "If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me"
            • At first wants fate to decide if a becomes king
          • "Stars, hide your fires! Let not black hide my black and deep desires"
            • Trying to hide what he wants
        • end
          • "I have supp'd full with horrors; direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts cannot once start me"
            • I have seen and done such terrible things that I am not afraid of anything
          • Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a talk told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
            • life is meaningless
            • We are insignificant even though we think we are not
            • Does not know the meaning of life any more
              • Given up
      • Banquo
        • "If you can look into the seeds of time, And say which grain will grow, and which will not, speak"
          • If you can see the future and what happens tell us
            • Eager to know what happens
      • The Witches
        • "Foul is fair, and fair is foul"
          • Nothing is what it seems
        • "Double, double toil and trouble;Fire burn and cauldron bubble"
          • Making a spell
            • Supernatural
      • Angus
        • Those he commands move only on command, Nothing in love: now does he feel his title hand loose about him, like a giant's robe upon a dwarfish thief"
          • His soldiers do not believe in what they are fighting for, and his position is more than he can handle
      • Malcolm
        • "Show an unfelt sorrow is an office which the false man does easy"
    • Themes
      • Ambition
        • Lady Macbeth has a lot of ambition for her to become queen at the beginning of the play
      • Fate and Freewill
        • Did the witches cause everything? Or was it fate?
          • Macbeth
            • Macduff killed Macbeth
            • Macbeth killed Duncan
              • Became king
          • Banquo
            • He was murdered
            • Many generations of his children will be king
      • Supernatural
        • The Great Chain of Being
          • Macbeth breaks the great chain of Being
            • Becomes king when he is not meant to
            • Kills the king
            • Supernatural things occur
          • It keeps order in the universe
        • Witches
          • They open the play
            • Helps to capture the audiences attention
      • loyalty and Betrayal
        • Duncan
          • Trusts the wrong people
        • Macbeth
          • Doesn't trust anyone
        • Malcolm
          • Careful about who he trusts
    • Context
      • Shakespeare
        • English Playwright
      • Important issues at the time
        • Loyalty and treason
          • play focused on murder of a king
          • At the time there had been many plots against James 1
            • The Gunpowder Plot
        • Supernatural
          • Witches predictions encouraged Macbeth to murder king
          • witches
            • believed to be real and dangerous
            • hundreds of people were executed for witch craft
        • The Royal Line
          • Macbeth worries that his children won't be kings
          • Stuarts
            • Uncertainty about royal succession was common
            • James 1 was the first of a new royal family

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