Presented by : Chandani Pandya
Department of English MKBU
Presentation Topic :- Key Points of Macbeth
Paper no. - 101 : Literature of the Elizabethan and
Roll no. – 06
Batch – 2020-2021
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Full Title : The Tragedy of Macbeth
Author : William Shakespeare
Type of Work : Play
Genre : Tragedy
Language : English
Time and Place written : 1606, England
Date of First publication : First Folio edition , 1623
Publisher : John Hemings and Henry Condell
Setting (Time) : The Middle ages, specifically
the eleventh century
Setting (Place) : Various Location in Scotland;
Major Conflicts :-
The struggle within Macbeth between his ambitio
and his sense of right and wrong; the struggle between
the murderous evil represented by Macbeth and Lady
Macbethand the best interests of the nation, repre-
sented by Malcolm and Macduff.
Good versus Evil
• The witches represent evil and evil doings.
• Lady Macbeth calls on evil to remove her
• Macbeth struggles between good and evil
thoughts while he awaits to kill Duncan.
From there his evil nature truly develops.
• Duncan and Banquo represent characters of
• The forces of good overthrow evil.
• Duncan is a good king and respected by most
• Duncan follows all courtly traditions
• Duncan does however have flaws.
• Macbeth fails to follow courtly traditions.
• Macbeth becomes a tyrant.
• King Edward represents the ideal king.
• Malcolm is the rightful heir to the throne
• The witches are the main representation.
• This is achieve through their actions, Hecate
and the prophecies.
• Lady Macbeth calls on the supernatural forces.
• The appearance of ghostly figures.
• When we are introduced to Macbeth he is a noble and strong
• Macbeth’s valour in battle is clear however the descriptions
of him in battle show his ability for cruelty and killing.
• His reaction to the witches prophecy shows Macbeths desire
to become king.
• It is clear however that Macbeth does have reservations about
murder for his own progression.
• The vision of the dagger clearly shows Macbeth’s troubled
• The voices that Macbeth hears after the death of Duncan
• shows Macbeth’s troubled mind.
• These visions continue after the death of Banquo showing
more of Macbeth’s guilt.
Lady Macbeth’s character
• When we meet Lady Macbeth was see her ambition to
• She clearly sees weaknesses in Macbeth and strives to
• Lady Macbeth calls on the spirits of evil for help.
• She advises her husband to deceive King Duncan.
• She plays on Macbeth’s manhood to achieve her goals.
• Macbeth remarks on Lady Macbeth’s manly qualities.
• Has some control over Macbeth during the banquet scene
but not much.
• Lady Macbeth disappears as she suffers mentally for the
deeds she has been involved in.