- Created by: Cliodhna McCann
- Created on: 08-11-18 20:35
Focus : Lady Macbeth (Conflict & Ambition)
o Three Witches predict great things for Macbeth.
o Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to kill King Duncan to get the throne.
o Macbeth kills King Duncan and becomes King of Scotland.
o Macbeth has his best friend, Banquo, murdered.
o Macbeth begins to think that he’s invincible.
o Lady Macbeth commits suicide.
o There is a battle and Macduff decapitates Macbeth.
o Evil & deception, false appearance & equivocation
o Loyalty & betrayal
o The supernatural
o Genre of tragedy - explores the world of the supernatural evil.
o Witches - represent the metaphysical world of evil spirits.
o Witches– can be seen as archetypal tempers, (recreating the original temptation that led to the fall of man.)
o Divided into five main acts.
o The final destruction of evil & the triumph good are shown in the concluding scene.
o Banquet scene used ironically – (Macbeth steadily loses control), conclusion of this scene demonstrates the beginning of the rift between Lady Macbeth and her husband.
o Lady Macbeth – becomes haunted by guilt-ridden fantasies.
o The plot revolves around the witches’ wicked instigations to temp Macbeth with…