Test Yeckles: The Defeat of Macbeth

Journey motif an inward journey; a journey toward darkness
Blood the word blood is used extensively in this play
Importance of progeny succession issues
Clothing Motif importance of clothing in Elizabethan culture(garments shown as ill fitting) – Sumptuary Laws
sleep the lack of sleep due to guilt (sleep used to represent guilt)
Antithesis two opposing ideas in justification for effect
paradox a statement that seems contradictory but is actually true
Equivocation a statement that is purposefully ambiguous as to hide the truth
Chiasmus two corresponding pairs arranged not in parallels
Epanalepsis repetition at the end of a clause of the word that occurred at the beginning of the clause
Antipophora when one asks and then immediately answers one’s own question
Faustian Bargin Macbeth wants power and to achieve that he damns his soul to hell
The Great Chain of Being order versus chaosMacbeth messes up the Great Chain of being by murdering Duncan and ensuing chaosThe Great Chain of being is the hierarchy of things in God’s ordered universe.
Define Equivocation, Antithesis, paradox Equivocation-a statement that is purposefully ambiguous as to hide the truthAntithesis-two opposing ideas in justification for effectparadox-a statement that seems contradictory but is actually true
Essay:One of themes of the play Macbeth, is fate versus free will. How do fate and free will work together to lead Macbeth to catastrophe? Fate and free will work together when dealing with Macbeth and the witches. The witches seem to always play with Macbeths emotions and ambition and use them again.
“Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell.” Malcom, Devil
“But I must also feel it as a man.” MacDuff, about the death of Macduff’s family
“Double, double toil and trouble; / Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” Witches, talking to each other
“Infected be the air whereon they ride, / And damned all those that trust them.” Macbeth referring to the witches
“It will have blood they say; blood will have blood.” Macbeth, he knows he will suffer for his murders
“King, Cawdor, Glamis, all / As the Weird Women promised, and I fear / Thou played’st most foully for’t.” Banquo, referring to Macbeth
“Let’s make us med’cines of our great revenge, to cure this deadly grief.” Malcom, Macbeth
“More needs she the divine than the physician.” Doctor, referring to Lady Macbeth
“Now does he feel his title / Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe / Upon a dwarfish thief.” Angus, Macbeth
“Of all men else I have avoided thee. / But get thee back. My soul is too much charged / With the blood of thine already.” Macbeth, Macduff
“Out damned spot! Out, I say!” Lady Macbeth, Lady Macbeth
“They, prophet-like / They hailed him father to a line of kings.” Macbeth, Banquo
“Turn, hell-hound, turn.” Macduff, to Macbeth
“What all my pretty chickens and their dam/ At one fell swoop?” Macduff, Macbeth
“Yet who would have thought the old man / to have had so much blood in him? Lady Macbeth, talking about Duncan
Nihilism no meaning of life

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