Date of publication: 2017-08-27 01:12
5. Analyze one or more of the play&rsquo s bizarre comic scenes: the banter between Iago and Desdemona in Act II, scene i the drinking song in Act II, scene iii the clown scenes (Act III, scenes i and iv). How do these scenes echo, reflect, distort, or comment on the more serious matter of the play?
William Shakespeare's Macbeth is one of his tragic plays. Macbeth, the tragic hero, is lead to his demise by his ambitious nature. In act one (scene three), Macbeth has been told by the three.
Banquo raises suspicions that Macbeth killed Duncan. Macbeth hires two men to kill Banquo and his son Fleance, whom Macbeth fears will become king, as the Witches foretold. Banquo is killed, but Fleance escapes.
While racism in Elizabethan England wasn't the same as that of the 76st century, it certainly was a backdrop to the play, and Shakespeare, this time, seemed to challenge it.
8. Discuss the role of Emilia. How does her character change during the course of the play? Pay particular attention to moments when Emilia decides to be silent and when she decides to speak. What is the effect of her silence about the handkerchief? Do we forgive this silence when she insists on speaking in spite of Iago&rsquo s threats in the final scene?
To provide such a short summary is a difficult task so I will give you some ideas and you can select from those. Start with key words to help you make your selection such as the battle between.
Macbeth and Banquo leave the battlefield and meet the Witches. The Witches state the prophecy that Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor and king and that Banquo will be the father of kings, but not king himself. Macbeth has been victorious on the battlefield and the war is at an end—to what greatness should he now aspire?
This is perhaps one of Shakespeare's more interesting plays, if you will. In comparison to Macbeth it isn't quite the walk in the park.
I think conceptually it enables the reader to see that characters can influence characters to such a degree that the original traits are masked and changed. Tragedy in this play is definitely a main component - and a great emphasis that perhaps the villain doesn't always find their true defeat. In a way, wasn't the "villain" successful? He lied to everyone and pretty much killed whomever got in his way.
Concerning your question about Shakespeare's Macbeth, your connection of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to the question of good and evil is surprising. Both are usually considered evil. On the side.
Before I begin expounding on this thought, let me first say that I am not a Shakespearean “Scholar”. I am just a teacher who loves teaching Shakespeare on the off-chance that one of my students will get bitten by the bug and want to study and read more of the man than just the set works that he or she has to cover for exam purposes.
Having taught Othello to matric classes for the past 9 years, I have developed a few theories of my own about Shakespeare’s “bit” actors,. Read more
6. Discuss the role that race plays in Shakespeare&rsquo s portrayal of Othello. How do the other characters react to Othello&rsquo s skin color or to the fact that he is a Moor? How does Othello see himself?