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Macbeth - Shakespear

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Macbeth - William Shakespeare
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Act 1, Scene 1:
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Mascha Röhrenbeck Macbeth - William Shakespeare Summary + Story: Act 1, Scene 1: English Lk 12 play opens on some battlefield/heath with thunder + lightning three witches + play starts at the end of the meeting (1.1) -> intend to meet Macbeth when the battle is lost and won dozen short lines + full of strange paradoxes establish an atmosphere = world is turned upside down -> fair is foul and foul is fair dialogue is written in rhyming tetrameters Act 1, Scene 2: (second time we hear about Macbeth but still not met him) royal camp -> King Duncan + eldest son Malcolm -> receive a report of the bravery in battle of Banquo + Macbeth first description of Macbeth -> brutal killing of Macdonald, whom he has almost split in two and decapitated Duncan receives a further report of the rebels' defeat + surrender -> orders Cawdor's execution + confers Cawdor's title on Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3: three witches meet on a heath -> speak about their magical powers + unnatural deeds ● Macbeth + Banquo appear -> Witches hail Macbeth as Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor and King bereafter Banquo not be a king but descendants will be kings -> Macbeth demands to know more but witches vanish Banquo thinks they have been hallucinating + Macbeth thinks of the prophecy...

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-> Banquo will be the father of kings Ross and Angus, two thanes, greet Macbeth as Thane of Cawdor + amazed at the fulfilment of the witches' first prophecy Macbeth -> troubled by thoughts of murder -> hopes that it might simply be his good fortune to become King -> x actions Act 1, Scene 4: royal palace -> Malcolm describes Cawdor's execution to Duncan before his death -> Cawdor repented + begged for the King's forgiveness + Duncan names Malcolm as his successor to the throne Macbeth declares his loyalty + obedience to the King -> sees Malcolm -> further obstacle on his path to the throne + admits to his deep and black desires Duncan announces his intention to visit Macbeth's castle + Macbeth leaves in advance to inform his wife + make preparations for their royal quest Act 1, Scene 5 (Lady Macbeth + their relationship): Lady Macbeth -> witches prophecies in a letter from her husband + instantly thinks about him getting to the throne not share Macbeth's doubts + hesitation -> fears that he may not have the courage to act + determined to persuade him Macbeth returns -> news of the King imminent arrival + puts into words what both been thinking about - murder of Duncan Act 1, Scene 6: Duncan, accompanied by Malcolm + Banquo and the other thanes arrive at Macbeth's castle unsuspecting, the King praises the pleasant atmosphere around the castle ● Lady Macbeth welcomes Duncan -> loyal al her husband + their service to the King as done double Act 1, Scene 7: Macbeth considers the possibility of murdering the King + wavers between his determination to act swiftly + fear of the consequences of his actions ● Duncan is guest + relative as his King -> Macbeth is afraid -> being punished for the terrible crime of regicide Lady Macbeth enters + Macbeth tells her he decided not to go ahead with their plan -> she provokes him to action by challenging his manhood rejects her feminine nature + none of Macbeth's misgivings while Macbeth tormented by his conscience -> she thinks about how exactly to commit the murder plan: King's grooms drunk + husband to incriminate them by using their daggers to kill their master Macbeth adds a further refinement: smear the grooms with the King's blood + end of the scene he decided to act Act 2, Scene 1: after midnight in the inner courtyard of Macbeth's castle Banquo + Fleance (son) are on guard -> Banquo is still disturbed by the witches strange prophecies + tells Macbeth about his dream with the witches Macbeth dismissed the subject + pretending he has not thought about it Macbeth left alone -> sees a dagger hanging in the air -> handle pointing towards him -> unsure if its real or hallucination but tries to grab it + fails -> dripping with blood decides vision caused by his thought of murder fear of being discovered -> as long as he delays -> Duncan remain alive go ahead with the killing + hearing bell toll + calling Duncan to hell or heaven Characters: Macbeth: Thane of Cawdor, later also thane of Glamis and King of Scotland struggles with good vs. evil (can't distinguish between “foul & “fair”) + full of inner conflicts believes -> fate is decided by the witches complex/contradictory character that struggles to overcome his evil thoughts but is tempted to criminal by witches/wife/own ambitions loses his sense of fear haunted by guilt even before the actual dead falls into temptation one of Duncan's chief generals + closest military advisers god-like hero brave, skilled, firm, strong, loyal, "too full of the milk of kindness" tempted into regicide to fulfil the prophecy → wife: by questioning love and manliness deep desire for self-realization and power by murdering Duncan he positions himself outside or even above God's given order natural order disrupted burdens himself with guilt, has moral doubts, begins to despair and knows about consequences → absorbed by his thoughts / vivid imagery → pangs of conscience conduct marked by fear (feels threatened) ● ● rising cruelty: kills indiscriminately to ensure his throne casts suspicion on others obnoxious, dehumanized, murderous, bloodthirsty, dishonest, unscrupulous, tyrannical boldness and impression of personal invincibility mark him out for a tragic fall not deeply moved by Lady Macbeth's death, broods on absurdity of life → tale of how ambition (suppressing his qualities) can tarnish even the purest of souls (degeneration) courageous warrior/fighter ambitious, ruthless, murderous, despicable, tyrannical, brutal, disloyal subject, tyrant, usurper, obedient husband, easily influenced, weak-willed, remorseful, fearful, two-faced, hypocritical his manhood is important to him ambition is his tragic flaw/ fatal weakness he has finer feelings/ a sensitive + reflective character evil not part of his nature + rather the consequences of his ambition -> never relishes the bloody role he plays thinks to much about his actions + the consequences of his actions Lady Macbeth: Macbeth's wife -> later King at the beginning: confident + dominant urges Macbeth to use deception to cover his evil intentions ridicules husband's masculinity active accomplice appears isolated + drained of energy persuading personality cruelty comes after calling spirits for help love for husband -> royal title early instigator of the atrocious plans that lead to Macbeth's Kingship → sees Macbeth's goodness as his flaw very emancipated, egoistic, dominant/superior, naive, forceful, ambitious and power hungry (→ sees her chance to be queen) calls upon evil spirits and implores them to rid her of femininity → would kill own child if she had sworn to do so make her cruel and relentless → mocks and demeans Macbeth's manliness (machinations = cold and vicious) abuses alcohol to make her bold / masking unease → incapable of bearing the weight of the deeds and soon falls victim to the weight of her guilt haunted by remembrance of the regicide loses significance for Macbeth's decisions goes mad and commits suicide rejects femininity + driven crazy by guilt cunning, scheming, domineering, masculine, unscrupulous, evil, haunted, practical, persuasive, resolute, determined, unpleasant MB and LBM progress differently throughout the play: partners in love - partners in crime apathy and reversed positions in the relationship Witches: foreshadowing + reviewing ambiguity paradox ● ● ● Banquo: ● comic relief and puns intend to make Macbeth lose his ability of differentiating between what is good or bad in order to ruin him through their prophecy and spells ("fair is foul and foul is fair") synonymous with the theme of evil in the play sinister side of nature cryptic messages, ambiguity, equivocation representative for evil + not true characters + linked with the images of darkness Duncan: ● second of Duncan's generals and brave commander noble, wise, far-seeing character, man of integrity believes in divine powers and absolute loyalty witches foretell his children to inherit the throne ● → resists the temptations of evil → content and lets destiny carve it's own path → counterpoint to how one deals with fate his ghost later haunts Macbeth accordingly for his murder, reminding him of the choices he made regal, wise, perspective, trusting, courageous Malcolm: Ross: antithesis to Macbeth in terms of rulers just, honourable, generous, kind, strong, virtuous, brilliant leader, gracious, humane admires his men and trusts them blindly his death sets up the theme of the natural order being disturbed death throws the nation into disarray until the throne can be rightfully returned to his family an ideal king, strong leader, just ruler, saintly, regal, trusting, fair, gentle personifies the strong masculine values of the fighter that are praised thoughout the play appreciates natural beauty + gentle side -> reflects harmony of the natural order Macduff: eldest of Duncan's two sons chaste, lacking in envy, true to his word cautious politician immediately heads to England to built an army with Macduff's help Fleance: survives murder of his father and attempted murder of himself by Macbeth Lady Macduff: nobleman who right away opposes Macbeth's ascension to the throne has a personal reason for revenge (wife and son have been murdered by Macbeth) born unnaturally by caesarian section much more tranquil and less violent than Lady Macbeth contrast between normal emotions - love for her children - sense of betrayal – belief in justice -abnormal cruelty of LMB -> rejects any of this Porter: provides the only comic relief -> story of murder + brutality provides commentary on themes -> treason, ambition, damnation, equivocation kind of person who survives by making sure he is on the winning side -> staying with Macbeth until advantage in joining Malcolm + Macduff Lennox: survivor -> until he has the opportunity to change sides function of chorus cautions about declaring his true beliefs professional soldier + taught military character reflects the fear of people living under a tyran's regime + develops the imagery of sickness and healing Old Man + Lord: Siward: Doctor: ● Fate: ● nameless characters + function as a chorus giving audience information + commenting one's destiny is predetermined by external forces fate may dictate what will be but how that destiny comes about is a matter of chance, man's own choice or free will → Macbeth is blamed for the way he chooses to become king

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Macbeth - William Shakespeare
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Mascha Röhrenbeck Macbeth - William Shakespeare Summary + Story: Act 1, Scene 1: English Lk 12 play opens on some battlefield/heath with thunder + lightning three witches + play starts at the end of the meeting (1.1) -> intend to meet Macbeth when the battle is lost and won dozen short lines + full of strange paradoxes establish an atmosphere = world is turned upside down -> fair is foul and foul is fair dialogue is written in rhyming tetrameters Act 1, Scene 2: (second time we hear about Macbeth but still not met him) royal camp -> King Duncan + eldest son Malcolm -> receive a report of the bravery in battle of Banquo + Macbeth first description of Macbeth -> brutal killing of Macdonald, whom he has almost split in two and decapitated Duncan receives a further report of the rebels' defeat + surrender -> orders Cawdor's execution + confers Cawdor's title on Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3: three witches meet on a heath -> speak about their magical powers + unnatural deeds ● Macbeth + Banquo appear -> Witches hail Macbeth as Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor and King bereafter Banquo not be a king but descendants will be kings -> Macbeth demands to know more but witches vanish Banquo thinks they have been hallucinating + Macbeth thinks of the prophecy...

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-> Banquo will be the father of kings Ross and Angus, two thanes, greet Macbeth as Thane of Cawdor + amazed at the fulfilment of the witches' first prophecy Macbeth -> troubled by thoughts of murder -> hopes that it might simply be his good fortune to become King -> x actions Act 1, Scene 4: royal palace -> Malcolm describes Cawdor's execution to Duncan before his death -> Cawdor repented + begged for the King's forgiveness + Duncan names Malcolm as his successor to the throne Macbeth declares his loyalty + obedience to the King -> sees Malcolm -> further obstacle on his path to the throne + admits to his deep and black desires Duncan announces his intention to visit Macbeth's castle + Macbeth leaves in advance to inform his wife + make preparations for their royal quest Act 1, Scene 5 (Lady Macbeth + their relationship): Lady Macbeth -> witches prophecies in a letter from her husband + instantly thinks about him getting to the throne not share Macbeth's doubts + hesitation -> fears that he may not have the courage to act + determined to persuade him Macbeth returns -> news of the King imminent arrival + puts into words what both been thinking about - murder of Duncan Act 1, Scene 6: Duncan, accompanied by Malcolm + Banquo and the other thanes arrive at Macbeth's castle unsuspecting, the King praises the pleasant atmosphere around the castle ● Lady Macbeth welcomes Duncan -> loyal al her husband + their service to the King as done double Act 1, Scene 7: Macbeth considers the possibility of murdering the King + wavers between his determination to act swiftly + fear of the consequences of his actions ● Duncan is guest + relative as his King -> Macbeth is afraid -> being punished for the terrible crime of regicide Lady Macbeth enters + Macbeth tells her he decided not to go ahead with their plan -> she provokes him to action by challenging his manhood rejects her feminine nature + none of Macbeth's misgivings while Macbeth tormented by his conscience -> she thinks about how exactly to commit the murder plan: King's grooms drunk + husband to incriminate them by using their daggers to kill their master Macbeth adds a further refinement: smear the grooms with the King's blood + end of the scene he decided to act Act 2, Scene 1: after midnight in the inner courtyard of Macbeth's castle Banquo + Fleance (son) are on guard -> Banquo is still disturbed by the witches strange prophecies + tells Macbeth about his dream with the witches Macbeth dismissed the subject + pretending he has not thought about it Macbeth left alone -> sees a dagger hanging in the air -> handle pointing towards him -> unsure if its real or hallucination but tries to grab it + fails -> dripping with blood decides vision caused by his thought of murder fear of being discovered -> as long as he delays -> Duncan remain alive go ahead with the killing + hearing bell toll + calling Duncan to hell or heaven Characters: Macbeth: Thane of Cawdor, later also thane of Glamis and King of Scotland struggles with good vs. evil (can't distinguish between “foul & “fair”) + full of inner conflicts believes -> fate is decided by the witches complex/contradictory character that struggles to overcome his evil thoughts but is tempted to criminal by witches/wife/own ambitions loses his sense of fear haunted by guilt even before the actual dead falls into temptation one of Duncan's chief generals + closest military advisers god-like hero brave, skilled, firm, strong, loyal, "too full of the milk of kindness" tempted into regicide to fulfil the prophecy → wife: by questioning love and manliness deep desire for self-realization and power by murdering Duncan he positions himself outside or even above God's given order natural order disrupted burdens himself with guilt, has moral doubts, begins to despair and knows about consequences → absorbed by his thoughts / vivid imagery → pangs of conscience conduct marked by fear (feels threatened) ● ● rising cruelty: kills indiscriminately to ensure his throne casts suspicion on others obnoxious, dehumanized, murderous, bloodthirsty, dishonest, unscrupulous, tyrannical boldness and impression of personal invincibility mark him out for a tragic fall not deeply moved by Lady Macbeth's death, broods on absurdity of life → tale of how ambition (suppressing his qualities) can tarnish even the purest of souls (degeneration) courageous warrior/fighter ambitious, ruthless, murderous, despicable, tyrannical, brutal, disloyal subject, tyrant, usurper, obedient husband, easily influenced, weak-willed, remorseful, fearful, two-faced, hypocritical his manhood is important to him ambition is his tragic flaw/ fatal weakness he has finer feelings/ a sensitive + reflective character evil not part of his nature + rather the consequences of his ambition -> never relishes the bloody role he plays thinks to much about his actions + the consequences of his actions Lady Macbeth: Macbeth's wife -> later King at the beginning: confident + dominant urges Macbeth to use deception to cover his evil intentions ridicules husband's masculinity active accomplice appears isolated + drained of energy persuading personality cruelty comes after calling spirits for help love for husband -> royal title early instigator of the atrocious plans that lead to Macbeth's Kingship → sees Macbeth's goodness as his flaw very emancipated, egoistic, dominant/superior, naive, forceful, ambitious and power hungry (→ sees her chance to be queen) calls upon evil spirits and implores them to rid her of femininity → would kill own child if she had sworn to do so make her cruel and relentless → mocks and demeans Macbeth's manliness (machinations = cold and vicious) abuses alcohol to make her bold / masking unease → incapable of bearing the weight of the deeds and soon falls victim to the weight of her guilt haunted by remembrance of the regicide loses significance for Macbeth's decisions goes mad and commits suicide rejects femininity + driven crazy by guilt cunning, scheming, domineering, masculine, unscrupulous, evil, haunted, practical, persuasive, resolute, determined, unpleasant MB and LBM progress differently throughout the play: partners in love - partners in crime apathy and reversed positions in the relationship Witches: foreshadowing + reviewing ambiguity paradox ● ● ● Banquo: ● comic relief and puns intend to make Macbeth lose his ability of differentiating between what is good or bad in order to ruin him through their prophecy and spells ("fair is foul and foul is fair") synonymous with the theme of evil in the play sinister side of nature cryptic messages, ambiguity, equivocation representative for evil + not true characters + linked with the images of darkness Duncan: ● second of Duncan's generals and brave commander noble, wise, far-seeing character, man of integrity believes in divine powers and absolute loyalty witches foretell his children to inherit the throne ● → resists the temptations of evil → content and lets destiny carve it's own path → counterpoint to how one deals with fate his ghost later haunts Macbeth accordingly for his murder, reminding him of the choices he made regal, wise, perspective, trusting, courageous Malcolm: Ross: antithesis to Macbeth in terms of rulers just, honourable, generous, kind, strong, virtuous, brilliant leader, gracious, humane admires his men and trusts them blindly his death sets up the theme of the natural order being disturbed death throws the nation into disarray until the throne can be rightfully returned to his family an ideal king, strong leader, just ruler, saintly, regal, trusting, fair, gentle personifies the strong masculine values of the fighter that are praised thoughout the play appreciates natural beauty + gentle side -> reflects harmony of the natural order Macduff: eldest of Duncan's two sons chaste, lacking in envy, true to his word cautious politician immediately heads to England to built an army with Macduff's help Fleance: survives murder of his father and attempted murder of himself by Macbeth Lady Macduff: nobleman who right away opposes Macbeth's ascension to the throne has a personal reason for revenge (wife and son have been murdered by Macbeth) born unnaturally by caesarian section much more tranquil and less violent than Lady Macbeth contrast between normal emotions - love for her children - sense of betrayal – belief in justice -abnormal cruelty of LMB -> rejects any of this Porter: provides the only comic relief -> story of murder + brutality provides commentary on themes -> treason, ambition, damnation, equivocation kind of person who survives by making sure he is on the winning side -> staying with Macbeth until advantage in joining Malcolm + Macduff Lennox: survivor -> until he has the opportunity to change sides function of chorus cautions about declaring his true beliefs professional soldier + taught military character reflects the fear of people living under a tyran's regime + develops the imagery of sickness and healing Old Man + Lord: Siward: Doctor: ● Fate: ● nameless characters + function as a chorus giving audience information + commenting one's destiny is predetermined by external forces fate may dictate what will be but how that destiny comes about is a matter of chance, man's own choice or free will → Macbeth is blamed for the way he chooses to become king