English Macbeth essay prep

Macbeth was respected ‘For brave Macbeth’ ‘O valiant cousin, worthy gentleman’ -king Duncan
Macbeth seems startled by the witches prophecies ‘Why do you start and seem to fear things that do sound so fair?’ – Banquo
Macbeth starting to consider killing the king ‘If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir’
Lady Macbeth doesn’t thing Macbeth is brave enough to kill king Duncan ‘Yet I do fear thy nature, it is too full o’th’milk of human kindness’ ‘Art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it’ -lady macbeth
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are both very nervous after killing Duncan ‘That which hath made them drunk, hath made me bold”Who’s there? What ho?’
Macbeth still not relaxing To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus
Representation of Macbeth guilt ‘What hands are here?’ ‘Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No: this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine’ -Macbeth
Lady Macbeth trying to comfort Macbeth My hands are of your colour, but I shame to wears heart so white
Book summary Macbeth is about a well respected Scottish soldier, who, after the encouragement of his wife (lady Macbeth) and a meeting with 3 witches who map out his future, is provoked to murder the current king of Scotland(Duncan) in order to seize the throne for himself. Once the throne is his he becomes set in keeping it and making sure no one gets in his way doing so. To protect himself he kills his best friend and the family of Macduff (a Scottish thane). As revenge Macduff makes an alliance with Malcolm( Duncan’s son) and alongside the English army they attack Macbeth and he is defeated.
Intro ‘Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. The main theme of the play is conflict. Macbeth has two major conflicts. The first is his internal conflict between his morals and his ambition, the second between Macbeth and Macduff(a Scottish thane).
Macbeth denies killing Banquo Thou canst say i did it; never shake thy gory locks at me!’
First apparition Macbeth, Macbeth, macbeth; beware Macduff, beware the thane of fife’
2nd apparition None of woman born shall harm Macbeth
3rd apparition ‘Macbeth shall never be vanquish’ d be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him’
Macbeth replies to third apparition ‘That will ever be: who can impress the forest, bid the tree infix his earthbound root?’
Macduff was ‘Untimely ripp’d’ from his mothers womb

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