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Macbeth act 2 scene 1&2 by amal


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Macbeth act 2 scene 1&2 by amal

  1. 1. By:William Shakespeare Amal Falah
  2. 2. Analysis of ACT II Scene I- It is night, Banquo and Fleance are talking andwondering at the time.- Banquo couldn’t sleep that night because ofthe bad thoughts he has as if he feels that acrime is about to be done.- Macbeth comes up and Banquo asks why heisnt sleeping when Duncan went to bedhappy and sent them gifts. Amal Falah
  3. 3. - Macbeth responds that he wasnt as good ahost because he was unprepared.- Banquo dreamt of the witches and Macbethsays that he don’t care but is lying. Theyagreed that they will talk about that later.- Macbeth orders his servant to tell his mistressto ring the bell when his drink is ready.- Macbeth dismisses his servant and thenimagines a dagger before him, but he isntsure if it is real. Amal Falah
  4. 4. - He says it encourages him to do the deed,showing him how.- In the night, he dreams of Hecate and thewitches, of a wolf howling the time formurder, and compares his stealthy approachto that of Tarquin.- In horror, he decides to do the deed saying: Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell. Amal Falah
  5. 5. Analysis of ACT II Scene II- Lady Macbeth says that the alcohol that madethe attendants drunk has given her courage.- Omens of death wish the king good night, andMacbeth is going to kill him as the drunkattendants are unconscious.- Lady Macbeth would have done it if Duncandidnt look like her father. Amal Falah
  6. 6. - One attendant woke up and said "Murder" butthen they went back to sleep.- Macbeth is troubled because he could not say"Amen".- Lady Macbeth says not to think that way.- Macbeth says he heard a voice saying hemurdered sleep. Methought I heard a voice cry Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep, the innocent sleep, Amal Falah
  7. 7. - Lady Macbeth then agrees to put the daggersback, because Macbeth doesnt want to. Shesays only kids fear death and sleep. She willget some blood on the attendants to makethem look guilty.- Macbeth is troubled by knocking and says thatnothing can wash his hands clean, and theblood will make the seas red. Amal Falah
  8. 8. - She tells him to wash his hands and retire andput on his nightgown so that they will not besuspicious to the watchers.- Macbeth wishes he did not know what he haddone. To know my deed, t were best not know myself. Amal Falah
  9. 9. Analysis of Characters of in ACT II Amal Falah
  10. 10. MacbethMacbeth is nobleman and a Scottish general in thekings army. At the beginning of the play, he hasgained recognition for himself through his defeatof the king of Norway and the rebelliousMacdonwald. Macbeth encounter three witches (or weird sisters)who greet Macbeth as thane of Glamis, thane ofCawdor, and future king. Macbeth, unaware thatKing Duncan has bestowed upon him the titlethane of Cawdor, appears to be startled by theseprophesies. Amal Falah
  11. 11. Macbeth, however, seems to be made ofstronger stuff and he continues to cut downanybody who threatens to usurp his thrown.He therefore becomes increasingly isolatedand paranoid. The witches further propheciesalso deludes Macbeth into believing that he isunstoppable.Although it appears that Macbeth’s actions aregreatly influenced by the women of the play, itis ultimately his own lust for power whichdrives him forward. Amal Falah
  12. 12. BanquoBanquo is a Scottish general in the kings armyand Macbeths friend. With Macbeth, Banquohelps Duncans forces claim victory over theking of Norway and the thane of Cawdor.Following the battle, Banquo and Macbethencounter the witches, who make severalprophesies about Macbeth. The witches toldhim a prophesy that his descendants will bekings. Amal Falah
  13. 13. Lady MacbethLady Macbeth is Macbeths wife. When theaudience first sees her in Iv , she is reading aletter from Macbeth about his encounter withthe weird sisters and about his new title.Lady Macbeth promises to provide Macbethwith the courage he needs to make theprophecy come true, fearing that his nature istoo soft to take the direct route to the throne. Amal Falah
  14. 14. Sigmund Freud claims that Lady Macbeth is “…ready tosacrifice even her womanliness to her murderousintention…”. It is true that Lady Macbeth is sucked into thesame dream of ambition as Macbeth.It is interesting to note, however, that Macbeth makes up hismind to kill Duncan before he sends word to his wife aboutthe witches prediction. Although, it is undoubtedly LadyMacbeth who keeps him on his murderous path when hebegins to falter.It is very clear that Lady Macbeth loves her husband andwhen he begins to show signs of madness at the banquet, itis she that protects him. Amal Falah
  15. 15. Duncan, King of ScotlandDuncan, King of Scotland The loyal but naïve,trusting King. At the beginning of the playwhen Duncan is betrayed by the originalThane of Cawdor, he grants this title upon theloyal Macbeth who secured the King victory inbattle against this Thane of Cawdor.Ironically, King Duncan later dies at the sword ofthe trusted Macbeth, the new Thane ofCawdor. Amal Falah
  16. 16. FleanceFleance Son of Banquo and the first in a line ofkings prophesied by the Three Witches.Escaping when his father was killed, Fleancerepresents a future Macbeth cannot bear; aline of kings following Banquo and not his ownsons. Amal Falah
  17. 17. Metaphor Analysis of ACT II Amal Falah
  18. 18. Scene i, line 52and withered murderMurder is personified. Withered murder moves like aghost towards his design.Scene i, line 55“, the wolf, whose howl’s his watch,” The wolf howl is the murder’s watch, like a watchman ittells him how the night is passing. Amal Falah
  19. 19. Scene ii, line 4“.., the fatal bellman, which gives the stern’stgood-night.”Lady Macbeth compares the call of the owl in the night to theringing of a bell; the owl crying out before death, is like thefatal bellman who rings a bell before a dead body on itsway to burial.Scene ii, line 27“As they had seen me with these hangman’s hands”.Macbeth compared his hands to those of a hangman becauseboth their hands are covered with blood. Amal Falah
  20. 20. Scene ii, line 48"Sleep that knits up the ravelld sleave of care,“Care is imagined as a mass of silk unworked into threads, eachthread being a problem. Sleep straightens out thesethreads of worries into a clear pattern, and they are worriesno longer.Scene ii, Lines 52-4:Lady Macbeth to her husband about killing those who areasleepLady Macbeths comparison of the sleeping and the dead to"pictures" exemplifies her extraordinary courage and calmstate of mind after the murder. Lady Macbeth shouldsupposedly be faint-hearted because she is a woman; inreality, however, she and her husband have switched roles. Amal Falah
  21. 21. Symbols in ACT IIBlood:Blood symbolizes the guilt that sits like apermanent stain on the consciences of bothMacbeth and Lady Macbeth, one that houndsthem to their graves. Amal Falah
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