Macbeth as a hero

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    • "Brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name"
      • "brave"
        • Noble
          • warrior
            • fearlessness
        • reliable
          • someone we should respect
            • role model
        • contrasts with his fall from grace
          • tragic hero
        • epithet
          • gives an audience a way to remember the character
      • "Deserves"
        • makes audience respect him
        • hard worker
          • fighter
            • inspires and forces us to like him
    • "...till he unseamed him from the nave to the chops and fixed his head upon our battlements"
      • "unseamed"
        • vicious
        • pulled apart/ripped
        • tragic hero
          • strong/high in power
      • "battlements"
        • fear
          • know Macbeth is not a person to cross
        • foreshadows the ending
    • "...They were as cannons overcharge'd with double cracks; so they doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe"
      • metaphor - "overcharge'd"
        • omnipotent
          • ruthless
            • brutal
            • power
        • audience gripped by war
      • "strokes"
        • contrasts with the ruthless atmosphere
          • verbal irony
    • "what he hath lost, Macbeth hath won"
      • pride
        • victory
          • strong
      • heroic
      • Massive contrast to the end
      • makes audience believe he's a hero
        • have to make audience like him at the start
    • "the sin of my ingratitude even now was heavy on me...only I have left to say, more is thy due than more all can play
      • against God
        • guilt
    • "I have begun to plant thee, and will not labour to make thee full of growing"
      • thoughts being planted into Macbeth's mind
        • destiny
          • chain of being?


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