Macbeth

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Macbeth

  1. 1. Macbeth a tragedy by William Shakespeare
  2. 2. <ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Date and text </li></ul><ul><li>Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Historical origins </li></ul><ul><li>The Scottish play </li></ul><ul><li>Wichcraft in Shakespeare time </li></ul>
  3. 3. Plot A story about a murder of a King Macbeth’s rise and fall The revenge of Macbeth Three witches who plot against Macbeth
  4. 4. Date and text Between 1603-1606 allusion to Gunpowder plot celebration of King James and Stuart
  5. 5. Characters Duncan Macbeth Banquo Lady Macbeth Fleance Macduff Three witches King of Scotland a general in the army of Duncan Macbeth’s friend and general Macbeth’s wife Banquo’s son Thane of Fife
  6. 6. Macbeth Hero or villain person? Brave Loyal Ambitious Killer Drip
  7. 7. Lady Macbeth <ul><li>Persuasive </li></ul><ul><li>Evil </li></ul><ul><li>Weighty </li></ul>
  8. 8. Themes <ul><li>Short tragedy </li></ul><ul><li>Tragedy of a character </li></ul><ul><li>Tragedy of moral order </li></ul><ul><li>Poetic tragedy </li></ul>
  9. 9. Historical origins <ul><li>Sources </li></ul>Raphael Holinshed Hector Boece <ul><li>Historical accounts of King Macbeth of Scotland </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Scottish play <ul><li>Bad luck to mention Macbeth </li></ul><ul><li>Use of spells of real witches </li></ul><ul><li>Different remeditation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wichcraft in Shakespeare time Widespread belief in witches Power from the devil Women victims of false accusation
  12. 12. Links by Martina Di Matteo & Elisabetta Guarino http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/english/shakespeare_sums/macbeth_summ_intro.shtml http://library.thinkquest.org/19539/macbeth.htm#char http://www.shakespeare-online.com/playanalysis/macbeth.html http:// www.wikipedia.com

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