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1  Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/23/11 Macbeth Essay Presentation By: Hannah Hladkowicz and Megan MacFarlane

2  11/23/11  William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Macbeth” is a play based on the poor decisions of others, mainly because of greed and ambition, leading to their deaths. In Macbeth, the downfall of three characters were results of their poor judgment. This is the case for King Duncan, Banquo, and Lady Macbeth.

3  11/23/11  Introduction: Duncan, the King of Scotland, was not among the wisest, for he was more of a loving person, which lead to his poor judgment of others, finally resulting in his murder.

4  11/23/11 “Give me your hand: Conduct me to mine host; we love him highly, And shall continue our graces towards him. By your leave, hostess.” ( )  Explanation: This is Duncan speaking with Lady Macbeth once they arrive at Macbeth’s castle. He is giving many compliments about Macbeth; how he loves him, and how he will continue to give him rewards. This shows that Duncan trusts Macbeth. “Give me your hand: Conduct me to mine host; we love him highly, And shall continue our graces towards him. By your leave, hostess.” ( ) Explanation: This is Duncan speaking with Lady Macbeth once they arrive at Macbeth’s castle. He is giving many compliments about Macbeth; how he loves him, and how he will continue to give him rewards. This shows that Duncan trusts Macbeth.

5  11/23/11 “There’s no art To find the mind’s construction in the face: He was a gentleman on whom I built An absolute trust.” ( ) Explanation: this is Duncan talking about the previous Thane of Cawdor. He is telling Malcolm of how he completely trusted him but then was betrayed and fooled. This situation will be repeated, only with Macbeth as Thane of Cawdor. Duncan will completely trust him, but then be murdered. This quotation is foreshadowing Duncan’s costly mistake. “There’s no art To find the mind’s construction in the face: He was a gentleman on whom I built An absolute trust.” ( ) Explanation: this is Duncan talking about the previous Thane of Cawdor. He is telling Malcolm of how he completely trusted him but then was betrayed and fooled. This situation will be repeated, only with Macbeth as Thane of Cawdor. Duncan will completely trust him, but then be murdered. This quotation is foreshadowing Duncan’s costly mistake.

6  11/23/11  Transition sentence: This leads to Macbeth’s next victim of poor judgment.

7  11/23/11  Introduction: Banquo, Macbeth’s next victim, was extremely close with Macbeth and trusted him completely, because they were best friends; however, Banquo did not act upon the things that were troubling him because of his own greed.

8  11/23/11 “Thou hast it now: King, Cawdor, Glamis, all. As the weird women promised; and I fear Thou play’dst most foully for’t: yet it was said It should not stand in thy posterity, But that myself should be the root and their father Of many kings. If there come truth from then – As upon thee, Macbeth, their speeches shine – Why, by the verities on thee made good, May they not be my oracles as well And set me up in hope? But hush, no more.” ( )  Explanation: This shows Banquo’s greedy side. He is planning on confronting Macbeth about the murder, but, instead, decides not to because he is thinking of his own prophecies. He remembers he will be the father of kings, so decides not to talk to Macbeth about the suspicions is on his mind. “Thou hast it now: King, Cawdor, Glamis, all. As the weird women promised; and I fear Thou play’dst most foully for’t: yet it was said It should not stand in thy posterity, But that myself should be the root and their father Of many kings. If there come truth from then – As upon thee, Macbeth, their speeches shine – Why, by the verities on thee made good, May they not be my oracles as well And set me up in hope? But hush, no more.” ( ) Explanation: This shows Banquo’s greedy side. He is planning on confronting Macbeth about the murder, but, instead, decides not to because he is thinking of his own prophecies. He remembers he will be the father of kings, so decides not to talk to Macbeth about the suspicions is on his mind.

9  11/23/11 “Ride you this afternoon?” “Ay, my good lord.” ( )  Explanation: Macbeth is asking Banquo of his future whereabouts, and when he is leaving(later quotations). Banquo continues answering the questions, even though to some would seem oddly suspicious. “Ride you this afternoon?” “Ay, my good lord.” ( ) Explanation: Macbeth is asking Banquo of his future whereabouts, and when he is leaving(later quotations). Banquo continues answering the questions, even though to some would seem oddly suspicious.

10  11/23/11  Transition sentence: Banquo was partially at fault for his murder, however, on the other hand Lady Macbeth was fully at fault. She was not a victim of Macbeth, but only a victim of her own unwise decisions.

11  11/23/11  Introduction: Lady Macbeth let greed and ambition poison her mind, which, however lead to her guilt, fear, and eventually, her torturous death.

12  11/23/11 “O, never Shall sun that morrow see! Your face, my thane, is as a book, where men May read strange matters. To beguile the time, Look like the time, bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it. He that’s coming Must be provided for: and you shall put This night’s great business into my dispatch; Which shall to all our nights and days to come Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom.” ( )  Explanation: Here, Lady Macbeth pressures Macbeth to kill King Duncan, simply because she wants to be royalty. She thinks she will be able to handle the feelings of guilt after this, however she was completely wrong. “O, never Shall sun that morrow see! Your face, my thane, is as a book, where men May read strange matters. To beguile the time, Look like the time, bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it. He that’s coming Must be provided for: and you shall put This night’s great business into my dispatch; Which shall to all our nights and days to come Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom.” ( ) Explanation: Here, Lady Macbeth pressures Macbeth to kill King Duncan, simply because she wants to be royalty. She thinks she will be able to handle the feelings of guilt after this, however she was completely wrong.

13  11/23/11 “It is accustomed action with her, to seem Thus washing her hands: I have known her continue In this quarter of an hour.” ( )  Explanation: This is the gentle woman talking about how Lady Macbeth keeps seeing dirt on her hands even after washing them many times. She drives herself crazy and eventually dies from the stress, her conscience gets the better of her. She thought she wouldn’t care about taking part in Duncan’s death, but really it took a great toll over her. “It is accustomed action with her, to seem Thus washing her hands: I have known her continue In this quarter of an hour.” ( ) Explanation: This is the gentle woman talking about how Lady Macbeth keeps seeing dirt on her hands even after washing them many times. She drives herself crazy and eventually dies from the stress, her conscience gets the better of her. She thought she wouldn’t care about taking part in Duncan’s death, but really it took a great toll over her.

14  11/23/11  Transition sentence: Lady Macbeth has only herself to blame, for it was her wrong decisions, caused by her poor judgment, which was the end of her.

15  11/23/11  Duncan, Banquo, and Lady Macbeth were all victims of their own bad judgement. Each individually did not think thoroughly about their decisions and how it would impact them, and it lead to all of their deaths. If you don’t think about the consequences of your actions, you may end up regretting them in the end.


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