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  • Macbeth - 442 words
    Macbeth In the final acts of Shakespeares Macbeth the motiff blood plays a big role. It adds drama and shows how influencial the sight of blood is to many people. For instance, on page 356,Act 5, Scene 3, .lines 17-20Macbeth say"Go prick thy face and over-red thy fear, thou lily-livered boy. What soldiers, patch? Death of thy soul! Those linen cheeks of thine Are counselors to fear. What soldiers, whey-face?" In this passage Macbeth suggests that the servant cut his face so that blood will hide his cowardice . This adds drama and states the sight of blood makes people look lss cowardly and may scare another thus giving Macbeth power over his enemy. In act 4 scene, scene 1, page 335 , lines 8 ...
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  • Macbeth - 823 words
    Macbeth During Shakespearean times, women were regarded as delicate little creatures who were there to give birth and look pretty. They were not thought to be smart or equal to men. Though in Shakespeares play, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth serves as the main influence in Macbeths life. He trusts her with everything he has. She is, after all, his "dearest partner of greatness." (I, v, 13) The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is different from others of Shakespearean time. Though he is the man, he often consults his wife before he does anything. In the beginning of the play, when the witches tell Macbeth of his promising future, Lady Macbeth is the first person he writes to. Upon hearing ...
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  • Macbeth - 398 words
    Macbeth Besides being a powerful work written by Shakespeare, Macbeth was also a gruesome tragedy about the deaths of many people including Macbeths wife. For a person that lived through such tough circumstances, the fact that Macbeth chose to describe life as "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing" is no surprise. Macbeth was a corrupt man given different perspectives on life than most normal people. Life is not "a tale told by an idiot," but a truly splendid gift given from God which many people have taken the full benefits of. Love, one of the most sacred traits of life, is not a"silly" matter that can easily be forgotten. Emotions tend to play a major role i ...
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  • Macbeth - 720 words
    Macbeth In Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth, the characters and the roles they play are critical to its plot and theme, and therefore many of Shakespeare's characters are well developed and complex. Two of these characters are the protagonist, Macbeth, and his wife, Lady Macbeth. They play interesting roles in the tragedy, and over the course of the play, their relationship changes and their roles are essentially switched. At the beginning of the play, they treat each other as equals. They have great concern for each other, as illustrated when Macbeth races to tell Lady Macbeth the news about the witches and she immediately begins plotting how to gain for her husband his desire to be king. At ...
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  • Macbeth - 459 words
    Macbeth Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is one of literature's greatest tragedies. Shakespeare wrote the play in 1605 and based it on events that took place in eleventh century Scotland. It is one of his best plays and is still studied around the world. The play focuses on the character Macbeth. During the course of the play, Macbeth changes from noble, to guilt-ridden, and finally to evil. Macbeth shows his nobility in the early scenes of the play. After a fierce battle, one of King Duncan's captains tells the king of Macbeth's great fighting skill and valor in killing one of the king's enemies, Macdonwald (Act I, Scene 2, Lines 16-24). This shows Macbeth's bravery. Later, King Dun ...
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  • Macbeth - 526 words
    Macbeth Tragedy MacBeth versions comparison essay There are many differences between interpretations of William Shakespeare's MacBeth. This essay wall contrast Shakespeare's original version and a movie version by Roman Polanski produced in 1970. Three major differences will be discussed. One difference between Shakespeare's and Polanski's version is the absence of the scene in England in Polanski's version. In the Original MacBeth, MacDuff goes to England to convince Malcolm to return and fight MacBeth. The scene of the longest of the play; it is very drawn out and lengthy. Polanski simply eliminates this scene and shows Malcolm back in Scotland. The reason I feel that Polanski did this is ...
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  • Macbeth - 928 words
    Macbeth Macbeth is the epitome of what the literary world regards a "tragic hero". His admirable qualities are supplanted with greed and hate when he is duped by the three witches. Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches. Yes, it is the first scene from William Shakespeare's Macbeth, a tragic tale of one man's quest for power and his ultimate defeat. The story revolves around our tragic hero, Macbeth, and how an admirable and noble man, so established in society, can fall so greatly. Throughout the play, he is driven by an obsession to become King of Scotland, and in the process commits acts of betrayal and treachery to achieve this goal. However, Macbeth is not the only character involve ...
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  • Macbeth - 1,133 words
    Macbeth There are many forms of imagery in the world today. They usually take on two main forms, those being visual and mental. Word means different thing to different people. The Websters Dictionary defines it as, in rhetoric, representations in writing or speaking; lively descriptions which impress the images of things on the mind; figures in discourse. This once again goes back to the idea of mental imagery and the different ways people interpret things. In William Shakespeares Macbeth. Imagery is connected to both character development as well as theme and are patterned throughout the play. From the beginning of the play we are introduced to image of darkness. It was called upon by Banqu ...
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  • Macbeth - 1,010 words
    Macbeth Does the statement "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" thoroughly expresses the many themes of Shakespeares Macbeth? The first time we hear the statement is very early in the play when the witches say the exact line "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" only for Macbeth himself to repeat it very closely two scenes later. This repetition of the lines shows me that the characters themselves believe that there are many foul events taking place. In this essay I will endeavour to prove that the above statement doesnt express Macbeth thoroughly. Firstly I will show the fair Macbeth himself degrading into a foul inhuman monster. Secondly, I will compare the witches to Macbeth to demonstrate the rea ...
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  • Macbeth - 744 words
    Macbeth Macbeth(c.1607), written by William Shakespeare, is the tragic tale of Macbeth, a virtuous man, corrupted by power and greed. This tagedy could in fact be called "A Tale of Two Theories". One theory suggests that the tragic hero, Macbeth, is led down an unescapable road of doom by an outside force, namely fate in the form of the three witches. The second suggests that there is no supernatural force working against Macbeth, which therefore makes him responsible for his own actions and inevitable downfall. It must be remembered that Macbethis a literary work of art, and as a peice of art is open to many different interpretations, none of them right and none of them wrong. But the text ...
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  • Macbeth - 719 words
    Macbeth The story Macbeth took place in Scotland. Macbeth was a well respected warrior, also highly respected by Duncan the king. He later meets 3 witches and they give him 3 prophecies and both of them come true right away except for the one that he is to be king. So Macbeth makes this happen for him by killing Duncan in his sleep while he was staying at his castle for the night. Macbeth does a good job of hiding this from the others. No one would have ever suspected him. Macbeth is then crowned king Banquo starts to suspect him of Duncans murder. But doesnt tell anyone. In return Macbeth was more of the contributor to his own downfall, rather than Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth contributed to ...
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  • Macbeth - 682 words
    Macbeth Disease as Imagery in Macbeth Imagery plays a predominant role in Shakespeares play Macbeth. This stylistic device appears in several different forms throughout the play. Imagery of animals, nature, and darkness help create a foreboding atmosphere. In particular, the imagery of disease acts as a metaphor for evil and corruption. The idea of corruption spreading in Macbeth like a disease first appears in Act 1, scene 3, in one of Macbeths first soliloquies. He states that the thought of murdering Duncan is weighing on his find so greatly that he is unable to function normally. Soon after, Lady Macbeth, in a soliloquy of her own, points out that Macbeths only illness (at that point) is ...
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  • Macbeth - 614 words
    Macbeth Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep (2, 2, 47) These are words speaking of an evil person. As much of the play Macbeth is about. The play starts with evil, the three witches burrying different wierd objects. As well as throughout the majority of the play, evil is the basis of all within this story. The blood in this story is evil. And I dont mean the blood which pours from a dying king. I mean blood in the sense of gore, and violence. The whole play it self is full of fights. The plot goes from a fight to a scence that plans a fight, to a fight, to a scene with more planning or reflection. Its a viscious cycle in this play. Its all violence. I suppose that would be ok if your ma ...
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  • Macbeth - 1,076 words
    Macbeth English 11 Honors Paper on MacBeth Due Feb 22nd The tragedy of MacBeth is a story of courage and honor. It gives an interesting mix of love, Machiavellianism, and has a good storyline. MacBeth is a loyal subject to his king, Duncan, but goes terribly wrong when he listens to 3 witches that tell him he will rule someday. MacBeth wishes to get to power quickly with the help of his wife, Lady MacBeth, he kills Duncan, and everyone else in his way. He takes his throne but is soon overturned by his former subordinates. In MacBeth, Shakespeare creates characters who parallel other characters either through their words and actions, or through similarities in characters lives. Each character ...
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  • Macbeth - 722 words
    Macbeth In Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth, the characters and the roles they play are critical to its plot and theme, and therefore many of Shakespeare's characters are well developed and complex. Two of these characters are the protagonist, Macbeth, and his wife, Lady Macbeth. They play interesting roles in the tragedy, and over the course of the play, their relationship changes and their roles are essentially switched. At the beginning of the play, they treat each other as equals. They have great concern for each other, as illustrated when Macbeth races to tell Lady Macbeth the news about the witches and she immediately begins plotting how to gain for her husband his desire to be king. At ...
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  • Macbeth - 358 words
    Macbeth Macbeth If it hadn't been for the three witches, Macbeth would never have killed Duncan nor Banquo. Macbeth, also would not have been killed my Macduff. The three witches are the reason that everything happened the way the they did. In the beginning of the play, the three witches prophecized that Macbeth would become Thane of Cawdor adn the King of Scotland. In the near future Macbeth became the Thane of Cawdor because of his valiant efforts in the war. Macbeth started to think about the witches proheciesand started to become a little ambitious. With the constant nagging and mockery of Lady Macbeth, Macbeth decides to go through with the murder of Duncan. Thus, another one of the wit ...
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  • Macbeth - 308 words
    Macbeth Macbeth: a Tragic Hero A tragic hero is a person whos life is determined by four elements: fate, weakness (in Macbeths case, fear), poor decision making, and the realization of flaws with inability to prevent the oncoming tragedy. First of all, fate is defined as the power or force held to predetermine events. Fate makes its first appearance in the play when Lady Mac receives Macbeths letter which tells of the witches prophecies. At this point, Lady Mac is stricken with fear because she is afraid that Macbeth will not utilize his opportunity to seize the crown, Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem to have thee crowns withal (1.5 29-30). In the end, Macbeth will have to come face ...
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  • Macbeth Act 2:14 - 3,230 words
    Macbeth Act 2:1-4 Summary of Act 2, Scene 1: Past midnight, Macbeth tells Banquo that they'll speak of the witches another time, and bids him goodnight. . . . Macbeth sees a dagger of the mind, hears his wife's bell, and goes to kill King Duncan. Enter Banquo and Fleance. Banquo: How goes the night, boy? (2.1.1). Enter Macbeth and a Servant. Banquo: Give me my sword. / Who's there? (2.1.9-10). Exit Banquo and Fleance. Macbeth: Is this a dagger which I see before me, / The handle toward my hand? (2.1.33-34). Enter Banquo and Fleance: The scene opens with some casual conversation which tells us that it's very dark, and that something bad is about to happen. Banquo and his son Fleance are in ...
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  • Macbeth Act 2:14 - 3,159 words
    ... the king stirring, worthy thane? (2.3.45). Enter Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth: Woe, alas! / What, in our house? (2.3.87-88). Enter Malcolm and Donalbain. Macduff: Your royal father 's murder'd (2.3.100). Enter a Porter: In the previous scene, we heard a repeated knocking. (You might be interested in reading Thomas DeQuincey's famous comments on the significance of the knocking, in his essay, On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth.) The knocking frightened Macbeth and made Lady Macbeth hurry to cover up their crime. She led Macbeth away to change into nightclothes and to wash King Duncan's blood off his hands. The knocking continues, louder and more impatient, and now we see a Porter com ...
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  • Macbeth And Hamlet Tragedy - 509 words
    Macbeth And Hamlet Tragedy The Tragedies of Macbeth and Hamlet Macbeth is a Shakespearean tale about a confused Scottish noble that does not know how to utilize his ambition. He succumbs to temptation, which is partly supplied by his wife, and he kills to get the position of king. Hamlet, on the other hand, is another Shakespearean masterpiece that deals with a torn prince of Denmark that has to deal with the untimely death of his father. Hamlet and Macbeth are similar in many ways, and reveal many sides of the human heart through their dynamically dramatic plots. Both of these works deal with great inner conflict in the main character. Macbeth cannot decide whether or not to kill Duncan, wh ...
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