Macbeth English 2016

Macbeth English 2016

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  • Act I: Bravery and Ambition
  • "Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires" (Macbeth, I, iv, 50-51).
  • Act II: Weakness and Guilt
  • "To know my deed 'twere best not know myself" (Macbeth, II, iii, 71).
  • The King's Quarters
  • Act III: A Hunger for Power and Renewed Ambition
  • "Both of you Know Banquo was your enemy" (Macbeth, III, ii, 115-116).
  • In Act I of the play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth acted both brave and ambitious. Macbeth was brave in his acts on the battlefield because he fought valiantly as he defended his home. He was ambitious after he received his prophecy from the three Weïrd Sisters about becoming the King. Although he was a bit confused after hearing the prophecy, he eventually became evil and ambitious, wanting to "tamper" with fate by killing the King himself.
  • Act IV: Evil, Evil, and More Evil
  • "Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble" (Macbeth, IV, I, 35-36).
  • In Act II of the play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth acted weak and guilty. Macbeth acted weak because he didn't want to go through with Lady Macbeth's plan to kill the King due to his loyalty. He acted guilty because he did end up killing the king, but regretted it greatly afterwards.
  • Act V: Arrogance and Death
  • In Act III of the play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth has regained his ambitious nature towards being the king. Although he is already king, he wants to ensure his position by knocking out all possible obstacles in his way, and he starts with killing Banquo. Macbeth has the same mindset throughout the entire act, never really bouncing between the ends of the spectrum. He does , however, become power-hungry considering the fact that he now knows how to keep his position as king.
  • Final Analysis of Macbeth
  • "...this dead butcher and his fiend-like queen..." (Macbeth, V, viii, 70).
  • In Act IV of the play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth was only in the act long enough to be evil - in other words, nothing changed about him during the act. All he wanted to do the entire time was know more about what his life would be like as king and if he could be defeated. With the help of the three withes, he learned of his future, but not of his death.
  • In Act V of the play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth went from arrogant to dead in about viii scenes. Macbeth was arrogant and over-confident due to the prophecies given to him by the witches. Since he didn't think he could be killed until Birnam Wood moved or by a man born of woman, he went into battle against Macduff and Malcom fully expecting that he would not be defeated. In the end though, arrogance lead to his ultimate downfall
  • "The time is free" (Macbeth, V, viii, 56).
  • In the end, Macbeth turned out to be a terrible person. He may've been brave, noble, and loyal in the beginning, but once he got the taste of his first murder, he grew into the evil person Lady Macbeth had planned for him to be. His ultimate downfall, of course, was his complete and utter reliance on the prophecies given to him by the three witches, which caused a streak of arrogance within him. The words "noble tyrant" describe Macbeth perfectly because they list his characteristics in order: noble in the beginning of the play, and a tyrant at the end.
  • Here lie Macbeth and his Queen - noble tyrants
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