Dates and important events <ul><li>Macbeth was born Macbethad Mac Findláich in 1005. </li></ul><ul><li>He killed King Duncan 1 st in 1040 and was consequently elected King of Scotland in that same year. </li></ul><ul><li>He stayed King of Scotland for 17 years until his death at Lumphanan on the 15 th of August 1057. </li></ul>
His Family <ul><li>His mother was Donada and she was the daughter of Malcom the 2 nd . </li></ul><ul><li>His Father was Finel and was the Mormaer of Moray. </li></ul><ul><li>His wife Gruoch was the granddaughter of Kenneth the 3 rd . </li></ul><ul><li>He had a stepson called Lulach (sometimes known as the fool). </li></ul>
-Common beliefs -Familiars -Lines -Appearance -And there link to Macbeth in the play Witches were a figure head of evil in the 17 th century and often were often used as escape goats. This play was actually written for the king who was a very superstitious person.
He states that they look like women but there beards tell him other wise “ your birds forbid me” “not inhabitants o’th earth” They do not inhabit or live on the earth Shake spear often broke and mixed words to fit in his patern Wild or scruffy, it basically means very untidy “ wild in there allure” Allure
Shake spear tried to write every line in his play Macbeth in ten syllables this is known as iambic pentamina. The exception to this rule are his witches which are wrote in lines of eight syllables this is known as iambic octamina Because he couldn’t always get perfect lines of eight and ten all the time he occasionally broke and joined words to fit them in. “ “ stay you imperfect speakers tell me more” “ lesser tan Macbeth and greater than” Macbeth speaking in iambic pentamina witches speaking in iambic octamina
“ Sieve ill thither sail” Sieve is a common appliance in a kitchen. It is a bowl shape mesh with many holes in it. Shake spear often split words even when they didn’t make sense. Thither means to go by some were or to go to. To sail out on a sieve is impossible as there are o many holes in it this is were witch craft plays its part.
“ he can not be lost” Refers to him dying or being lost to the under world Refers to the person
Macbeth is linked directly with the witches from the start which portrays the impression that he is a bad person, who mixes with witches alike. This link between the two builds through out the play as Macbeth becomes more corrupt. The witches main purpose in the play was to entertain the king In the 17 th century were witch craft was a obsession of his and it was indeed a very superstitious time. Thank you for listening