Macbeth’s state of mind changes drastically throughout the text. He lets events in his life have a major effect on his emotion and mental state. “Macbeth: Liar and slave!. Messenger: Let me endure your wrath, if’t not be so, Within this three mile may you see it coming, I say a moving grove. Macbeth: If […]

How does Shakespeare use language to reinforce his idea in Macbeth? Idea: brevity of life Language: Metaphor     out out brief candle use of meter repetition alteration   Shakespeare, in his tragedy Macbeth, is preoccupied with the relationship between humanity and the forces in life beyond our control. Macbeth, who has just learned of […]

She should have died hereafter; There would have been a time for such a word. To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a […]

Characters: Macbeth, Malcolm, siward, ross, Macduff Time: unknown Location: dunsinane Events: Macduff and Macbeth duel and Macbeth is slain in single combat. Malcolm, Siward and Ross talk of the successful battle. They talk of how honorable a man Macduff was believing him to be dead. Macduff enters with the bloody head of Macbeth and acknowledges […]

Characters: Macbeth, young siward, macduff and siward Time: unknown Location: part of the battlefield Events: Young Siward challenges Macbeth and Macbeth slays him with a sword. Macduff roars for Macbeth to show his tyrant face. Siward leads Macduff into the castle.

Characters: Malcolm, siward, macduff Time: unknown Location: dunsinane, before the castle Events: Macduff, siward, and malcolm speak of meeting and killing the tyrant Macbeth tonight. Quote: “Do we but find the tyrant’s power to-night, Let us be beaten, if we cannot fight.”

Throw physic to the dogs; I’ll none of it. Come, put mine armour on; give me my staff. Seyton, send out. Doctor, the thanes fly from me. Come, sir, dispatch. If thou couldst, doctor, cast The water of my land, find her disease, And purge it to a sound and pristine health, I would applaud […]