Character Revision/Poem Revision (Macbeth (“Stay you imperfect speakers,…
Character Revision/Poem Revision
At the beginning of the play Macbeth is seen as strong, and courageous man.
Met the three witches then he became full of ambition and power. This is also because he is easily persuaded by his wife.
"So foul a day I have not seen"
"Stars hide your fires, let not see my black and deep desires"
“Too kind of the milk of human kindness”
“For brave Macbeth, well he deserves that name”
“Stay you imperfect speakers, tell me more”
Is married to Lady Macbeth
At the end Macbeth was hallucinating and this led to his downfall
“Are you a man?”
Has self doubt tendencies.
Linked to Lady Macbeth, Banquo, King Duncan.
Orders the death of Banquo
“O hell kite’ What, all my pretty chicken and their dam At one fell swoop?”
Macduff is the one that kills Macbeth in the end
Macbeth orders for Macduff’s family to be executed
Hasn’t liked Macbeth being king from the start
Macduff becomes the leader of the group that eventually kills Macbeth
He gets Malcolm (rightful heir) back on the throne.
Plots to kill Macbeth with Malcolm
"Its just a piece of cloth"
"Fluttering", "Unfurling" "Rising" "Flying" are all freeing verbs, Whilst "Possess" is more of a controlling verb
"Bring it's nation to it's knees" Alliteration
"Blood you bleed" Alliteration
2 people talking, 1st person is more innocent, 2nd person is more bitter
Hyperphora (call and response)
heaven and hell
first 4 stanzas is in the past tense, last two stanzas is in the future tense
"I believed I had no choice"
What were they like?
First person first stanza, asking questions, more ignorant (Viet Nam)/ inexperienced (reporter)
Second person, second stanza, someone more experienced (in the war, or family member) Witnessed, Bit sarcastic
" Most were peasants"
"Peaceful clouds" Oxymoron, clouds were smoke from bombs
"Who can say?" Rhetorical questions, everyone is dead?
"Bitter to the burned mouth" (literal/ metaphorical)