Macbeth English

What do the witches say to Macbeth? The witches prophecies him as king saying “All hail Macbeth thou shalt be king hereafter”
How did Macbeth change after killing Duncan? Macbeth was “once thought honest” and “Brave” but he was now a tyrant
How is Hamlet similar? Both have supernatural figures changing characters ambitions.
How are supernatural figures present in Hamlet and Macbeth? In Hamlet, Hamlets fathers ghost approaches him and in Macbeth he meets the three witches
Name a quote from Plato “The measure of a man is what he does with power”
What does Lady Macbeth say about Macbeth She says he is too full of “thy milk of human kindness”
What does Macbeth say about becoming king? “upon my head they placed a fruitless crown and put a barren sceptre in my grip”
What does the fruitless crown and barren sceptre mean? Macbeth and Lady Macbeth can’t have children, meaning the kingship within Macbeth’s family can’t continue, he starts to feel guilty because he’s murdered the king and might not be able to pass the throne onto any offspring
How does the relationship between Banquo and Macbeth change? Macbeth ends up hiring three murders to kill him becuase he doesn’t want to be found guilty of Duncan’s murder and the witches phrophecised Banquos children to be king, so he tries to kill Fleance as well
What does Macbeth bear, and why is it not enough? Macbeth bears ” a charmed life” however his guiltiness of killing Duncan, and his ambition to seek greater amounts of power lead him into a never-ending greed for power, and a sense of fulfilment.
How can Macbeth relate to society? In America Richard Nixon, wanted to continue his reign of power, he was also influenced by outside parties, of which he adhered to their negative advice, he participate in the Watergate scandal,influenced by his other political advisors, wiretapping opponents and abusing his power and Macbeth killed King Duncan, influenced by Lady Macbeth, he then went on to kill Banquo abusing his power as well.
How does Shakespeare manipulate the audience? Macbeth constantly questioned his moral compass around killing duncan, questioning his ethical tendencies, however he was ultimately manipulated by Lady Macbeth who questioned his manliness, this makes the reader feel pity for Macbeth because he previously didn’t want to kill Duncan.
What was the purpose of Shakespeare’s Macbeth? The purpose of Macbeth is to depict to the audience how easy it is for power to takeover and corrupt an individual, as we see with the character Macbeth.

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