Macbeth

How many witches? 3
“Fair is foul, and foul is fair” -Witches-paradox-good and bad
“Doubtful it stood. As two spent swimmers that do cling together and choke their art” -simile-captain
“So foul and fair a day I have not seen” -Macbeth-Paradox
Three part prophecy of Macbeth: -Hail to the, Thane of Glaims-Hail to the, Thane of Cawdor-All hail, Macbeth, that shat be king hereafte
Three part prophecy of Banquo: -lesser than Macbeth and greater-not so happy, yet much happier-Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none
“And of ten times, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tells is truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray’s in deepest consequence” -Banquo-foreshadowing
“If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir” -Macbeth-characterization
“Come what come may. Time and the hour runs through the roughest day” -Macbeth-cliché
“He was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust” -Duncan -Foreshadowing
“Yet I do fear thy nature: it is too full o’th’ milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but without the Should attend it” -Lady Macbeth-Characterization
Reasons not to kill Duncan… -“He’s here in double trust…’ -as a kingsman and a king -as a guest-Duncan’s a good king, meek and virtuous -Macbeth has no personal issue with Duncan. only ambition drives him
“We will proceed no further in this business. He hath honored me of late, and I have bought Golden opinions from all sorts of people” -Macbeth-Characterization
“I have given suck, and know how tender tis to love the babe that milks me. I would, while it was smiling in my face, have plucked my nipple from its’ boneless gums and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this” -Lady Macbeth-characterization
Self-fulfilling prophecy (define and origin) -prophecy declared as truth when it is actually false may sufficiently influence people, either through fear or logical confusion, so that their reactions ultimately fulfill the once-false prophecy -Robert K. Merton
“Is this a dagger I see before me The handle toward my hand? Come let me clutch thee.” -Macbeth-symbolism
“That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold… I laid their daggers ready: He could not miss’em. Had he not resembled my father as he slept. I had done’t.” -Lady Macbeth -Characterization
Macbeth’s mistakes -He leaves the chamber with daggers -Refuses to wash blood from hands-Has tremendous remorse
“Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures.” -Lady Macbeth-imagery
“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?” -Macbeth-Metaphor
“My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white… A little water clears us of this deed.” -Lady Macbeth-characterization
Purpose of the porter -comic relief-reflection of the groundlings -bawdy humor
“O gentle lady, ‘Tis not for you to hear what I can speak. The repetition in a woman’s ear would murder as it fell.” -Macduff-irony
“Who could refrain that had a heart to love, and in that heart courage to make’s love known?” -Macbeth -irony
Malcolm and Donalbain left because… -They will be held responsible for their father’s death. -whoever killed their father will soon kill them
Malcolm goes to England
Donalbain goes to… Ireland
Strange happenings: -it is daytime, yet the sky is dark-a falcon was killed by a mousing owl(king, Macbeth)-Duncan’s horses turned wild and ate each other
“Thou hast it now- king Cawdor, Glamis, all as the weird woman promised, and I fear thou played’st most foully for’t” -Banquo-characterization
“We hear our bloody cousins are bestowed in England and in Ireland, not confessing their cruel parricide, filling their hearts with strange invention.” -Malcolm and Donalbain are being blamed for Duncan’s death
“That it was he, in the times past, which held you so under fortune” -Macbeth-Characterization
“I am one, my liege. Whom the vile blows and buffets of the world hath so incensed that I am reckless what I do spite the world” -murderers -characterization
Macbeth as manipulator: -decided to have Banquo killed-he hires two murders to kill his friend -he claims that Banquo is to blame for all their troubles-he says he cannot kill Banquo because all their mutual friends would be angry -he also tells them to kill Banquo’s son, Fieance
“Things without all remedy should be without regard. What’s done is done” -lady Macbeth -characterization
“Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck, till thou applaud the deed” – Macbeth- characterization
Characteristics of three witches: Evil, foreshadowed later events
Characteristics of Duncan: King, gullible
Characteristics of Malcolm: Duncan’s son; to be king
Characteristics of Donalbain: Duncan’s son
Ross/Angus Idiots
Banquo Macbeth’s best friend
Macbeth Main character
Lady Macbeth Macbeth’s wife
Porter Man who opens door; provided comic relief; reflection of groundlings
Macduff Intelligent

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