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Shakespeare intro

  1. 1. Just Thinking…<br />Behind every great man is a great woman (every great man is supported, guided, helped and even pushed by a great woman).<br /> ”The End Justifies the Means…”<br />Sometimes it is necessary to do something wrong to get what you want.<br />If someone feels that the ruler/s of his/her country is destroying the country, that person should try to overthrow the ruler/s.<br />There are circumstances or events that justify murdering someone.<br /> Success is worth any price you have to pay.<br /> Traitors should be executed.<br />What goes around comes around (karma).<br />Human beings are easily tempted by things they want, even if it’s wrong.<br />Your astrological forecast (your horoscope) is a good indicator of how your day will go. <br />
  2. 2. Shakespeare…<br />To whom we are indebted…<br />
  3. 3. The History…Henry VIII<br />
  4. 4. Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, & James I<br />
  5. 5. Elizabethan Theater<br />Globe<br />Built 1599, held 3000<br />Burnt 1613, rebuilt 1614<br />Puritans destroyed 1644<br />
  6. 6. Shakespeare 1564-1616<br />Education<br />Marriage & Family<br />Writings-Career<br />2000+ Words<br />38 Plays: Comedies, Tragedies, and Histories<br />154 Sonnets<br />Why Shakespeare Still Matters<br />
  7. 7. Tragedies: Greek and Shakespeare<br />
  8. 8. MacBeth<br /><ul><li>Sources/History</li></ul>Holinshed’s Chronicles<br />Own Invention<br />References to James I<br /><ul><li>Premise</li></ul>Psychological drama<br />Political Statement<br />
  9. 9. MacBeth<br /><ul><li>Character Overview</li></ul>MacBeth<br />Lady MacBeth<br />Banquo<br />Malcolm<br />Duncan<br />Weird Sisters<br />
  10. 10. MacBeth<br /><ul><li>Themes
  11. 11. Motifs</li></ul> Ambition <br />Leadership<br />Power<br />Fate vs. Free Will<br />Reality vs. Perception<br />Gender<br />Blood<br />Hands<br />Sight, Seeing, Blindness<br />Sleep, Insomnia<br />Contradictions<br />Clothing<br />
  12. 12. MacBeth<br />Techniques<br />Soliloquy<br />Aside<br />Blank Verse<br />Prose<br />Characterization<br />
  13. 13. Assigment…Journaling to Understanding<br />Two-column notes<br /> 1. Track and note references to your theme and your motif<br />2. Note any character developments in the key characters: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo<br />3. Note any quotes/lines you are confused by/intrigued by/feel are important!<br />These will be your ticket into class each day…<br />NO NOTES…NO CLASS<br />

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