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Background Macbeth. Are fate and destiny the same thing? Explain using details Fate: An inevitable and often adverse outcome, condition or end Fate: An.

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1 Background Macbeth

2 Are fate and destiny the same thing? Explain using details Fate: An inevitable and often adverse outcome, condition or end Fate: An inevitable and often adverse outcome, condition or end Destiny: a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency

3 What is the fate of the following characters from literature? Character Fate Beowulf Huck Finn King Arthur Elie Wiesel Gatsby Sir Gawain Romeo and Juliet

4 Free response Choose one of the characters and discuss your opinion of his/her fate. Be sure to include whether or not you believe they could have avoided their fate and why. Choose one of the characters and discuss your opinion of his/her fate. Be sure to include whether or not you believe they could have avoided their fate and why.

5 Now, you decide… Do we control our own fate/destiny? Explain your response with at least two specific reasons. Do we control our own fate/destiny? Explain your response with at least two specific reasons.

6 Definitions: Soliloquy Soliloquy Monologue Monologue Aside Aside Chorus Chorus Tragic hero Tragic hero Tragic flaw Tragic flaw Comic relief Comic relief Character gives a speech on stage by themselves revealing their inner thoughts Speech by one character to another Private remark from a character not meant to be heard by all Characters whose words connect ideas Main character—high rank—flawed behavior brings downfall The part of the main character’s behavior that leads to a fatal mistake Relieves tension; Shakespeare uses lower ranks

7 The Globe

8 Thematic Connections Fate/Destiny Vs. Free will Fate/Destiny Vs. Free will Do we control our own destiny? Do we control our own destiny? Succumbing to peer pressure Succumbing to peer pressure How do peers influence us? How do peers influence us? Defining manhood Defining manhood How does society define “manhood”? How does society define “manhood”? Effective leadership Effective leadership What makes a good leader? What makes a good leader? What corrupts leaders? What corrupts leaders?

9 Lady Macbeth: Macbeth’s Peer Pressure dilemma Inhuman Monster: Like Grendel? Inhuman Monster: Like Grendel? Evil Beauty: Like…? Evil Beauty: Like…? Weak Woman: Like…? Weak Woman: Like…?

10 Leadership: Modern Macbeth? Dictatorships in South America Dictatorships in South America 1920s Mob Wars 1920s Mob Wars Other examples? Other examples?

11 Relating through thematic connections—Macbeth as a “common man” What is right? What is wrong? How can I decide? What is right? What is wrong? How can I decide? Faust Legend: Making a deal with the devil— redeemed by virtues or condemned by evil doings. Faust Legend: Making a deal with the devil— redeemed by virtues or condemned by evil doings.

12 Religious Ideals Christian: Catholic Vs. Protestant Christian: Catholic Vs. Protestant Macbeth doesn’t acknowledge: speaks of “eternal jewel” as his soul given to “the common enemy of man” the devil. Macbeth doesn’t acknowledge: speaks of “eternal jewel” as his soul given to “the common enemy of man” the devil.

13 Setting: Scotland Appeal to the religious ruling class of the time Appeal to the religious ruling class of the time Witches and reference to family ties. Witches and reference to family ties.

14 King James VI & I Sixth and First…what? Sixth and First…what? King James VI of Scotland (Sixth King James) King James VI of Scotland (Sixth King James) 1603 became the King of England making him James I of England (First King James) 1603 became the King of England making him James I of England (First King James) Family Tree— Family Tree— End the House of Tudor (King Henry VIII + Anne Boleyn= Elizabeth I— “Virgin Queen” (No heir)= names James of Scotland heir) End the House of Tudor (King Henry VIII + Anne Boleyn= Elizabeth I— “Virgin Queen” (No heir)= names James of Scotland heir) Start of House of Stuart Start of House of Stuart Start of “Great Britain” Start of “Great Britain”

15 Under King James VI & I “Golden Age” of literature continues (Still Renaissance period) “Golden Age” of literature continues (Still Renaissance period) The King James Version of the Bible is commissioned The King James Version of the Bible is commissioned First legal English version for which the reformationists had been advocating for years. First legal English version for which the reformationists had been advocating for years.

16 James Review List 2 important facts you learned about King James today. List 2 important facts you learned about King James today.

17 Shakespeare’s Language The Bible brought the language fluency—helped Shakespeare too The Bible brought the language fluency—helped Shakespeare too Blank verse/Iambic pentameter (worksheet and discussion) Blank verse/Iambic pentameter (worksheet and discussion)

18 Dark side of King James Macbeth: Written around Macbeth: Written around Used Macbeth of Scotland, Macduff and Duncan from Hollinshed Chronicles for characters Used Macbeth of Scotland, Macduff and Duncan from Hollinshed Chronicles for characters Homage to new Scottish King? Homage to new Scottish King? Except—Macbeth was well admired in history… Except—Macbeth was well admired in history… King James became obsessed with hunting down witches King James became obsessed with hunting down witches Wrote Daemonologie which inspired and provided background for Macbeth. Wrote Daemonologie which inspired and provided background for Macbeth.

19 DESCRIBE THE MOOD USE SPECIFIC DETAILS

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22 NOT A FAMILY DRAMA Macbeth: introduced as a soldier cutting an enemy open (unseamed) from belly button (navel) to throat (chops) Macbeth: introduced as a soldier cutting an enemy open (unseamed) from belly button (navel) to throat (chops) Witches shows her friends a chopped off thumb of a ship’s pilot Witches shows her friends a chopped off thumb of a ship’s pilot Lady Macbeth prays for the devil to posses her and give her a man’s ability to do evil Lady Macbeth prays for the devil to posses her and give her a man’s ability to do evil Lady Macbeth tries to emasculate her husband by ridiculing him for not committing murder Lady Macbeth tries to emasculate her husband by ridiculing him for not committing murder

23 Act I; Scene I A desert place A desert place Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches What is the mood of Macbeth?

24 Visual Notes


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