Key Terminology for Macbeth

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Tragedy
A type of play with a dramatic bad event
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Hamartia
A fatal flaw
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Tragic Hero
A hero with a downfall
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Patriarchy
Male dominancy
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Climax
The highest point of tension
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Soliloquy
A speech towards the audience where the character expresses their true feelings
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Pathos
a feeling of sadness
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Apparition
Something supernatural
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Protagonist
The main character
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Lineage
A line of successors to the throne
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Nihilism
A feeling of emptiness and worthlessness
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Treason
Going against a monarch
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Foil
A character that contradicts another character (Macbeth and Macduff)
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Dramatic irony
When the audience know something the characters don't
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Resignation
Quitting
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Hubris
The pride before the fall
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Tyrant
A cruel ruler
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Succession
When a person comes to the throne
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Downfall
When a character looses their pride
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A fatal flaw

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Hamartia

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A hero with a downfall

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Male dominancy

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The highest point of tension

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