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or cause. Duncan, Banquo, Macduff and Macbeth are all essential characters who are given opportunities to express their loyalty, however it is the different ways in which these characters choose to be loyal or disloyal that shape the play as a whole. It is the character’s loyalty and/or disloyalty that construct the course of the play. The theme of loyalty interrelates the over arching themes of guilt and masculinity throughout the play. Throughout Duncan’s reign he remains a loyal king especially...

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Lady Macbeth

more responsible for the murder of King Duncan, Macbeth or Lady Macbeth? It is difficult to determine who is more responsible because each Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have done so many things to each be named the guiltier person. Macbeth is guiltier than Lady Macbeth because Macbeth actually committed the crime of killing king Duncan. When Macbeth is on his way to kill King Duncan he says, “I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee...

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Critical Essay Explication and Response of Klein’s Essay “Lady Macbeth: Infirm of Purpose.”

who becomes less and worse that a man” (169) Klein’s main argument is that although Lady Macbeth wants to become the stereotypical male, aggressive, ruthless and cruel, which, according to her, will enable her to be stronger enough to assassinate King Duncan, she is incapable to strip away those female traits such as kindness, innocence and weakness. Overall, Klein uses several examples to defend her position that women are held inferior and less responsible than men, whether they follow the demands...

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A Famous Shakespearean Character: Macbeth

throughout the play. Macbeth starts off as a trustworthy character that saves the king’s life. Macbeth is then labelled as noble Macbeth by Duncan. At the start of the play his is as noble and loyal as he could be. After killing the Thane of Candor, Duncan who trusts Macbeth gives the title to Macbeth. More is the due than more than all can pay. King Duncan gives Macbeth the best present he could have received. Macbeth gives the reader an impression of being a capable and brave warrior for saving...

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Macbeth Essay

witches are speaking foolishness but when the prophecy happens to be true he begins to question if the last prophecy, predicting that he will be king, will also become true. The witches initially put the idea of him being king in his head which leads to his downfall because this prophecy helps him give in to Lady Macbeth persuasions to kill King Duncan. The witches establish an important trust between themselves and Macbeth, making Macbeth believe that he can trust them when in reality the witches...

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King Duncan s murder newspaper article

Beloved Duncan Murdered Caroline Zuleba ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The flow of blood stopped and History recorded a tragic death. King Duncan over the past ten years has proved to be the most trusted noble. He is a good and Godly man, friend to the poor and defender of the downtrodden, but unfortunately he is no more with the people of Scotland. On the grim evening of November 10th, the great King Duncan of Scotland was murdered in...

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choices and the way Macbeth needed to control his own destiny. Evidence- Macbeth spent every moment of his time leading up to the murder, thinking and obsessing about the murder and what would come after. Explanation- Because of Macbeths need to be King and desire of this life; he spent all his time trying to make it happen. So in the end it killed him because of how badly he wanted it and all the guilt and the place he was stuck in. Evidence- O full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife.” This quote...

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Macbeth Analysis

(II.i.36) because it foreshadows his deadly intent to kill King Duncan. Macbeth is obviously under great mental torment, which is the cause of his hallucination of the imaginary dagger. He imagines the dagger, covered with gouts of blood (II.i.46), leading him to Duncans room. This image shows Macbeths fatal ambition as he follows his desire (the dagger) to kill King Duncan with a dagger which will eventually be covered with King Duncans own blood. b)What does he mean by a dagger of the mind? What...

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All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter.” (1. 3. 46-8). Moments later Ross tells Macbeth that he is now “Thane of Cawdor” (1. 3. 103). Though the witches seem to have predicted that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth does not realize that the witches only told him this a few moments before Ross tells him the same thing. This suggests that the witches did not predict that Macbeth would become Thane of Cawdor, instead they already knew that King Duncan had given Macbeth the title. Macbeth...

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Macbeth- Manipulations of Ambition

Macbeth, to work out a plan to kill Duncan. Shakespeare also explores the influential factors of why Macbeth’s ambitions become destructive. The three witches in the beginning of the play prophesize that Macbeth will become king. Macbeth wanted to fulfil this prophecy due to his high ambitions. However, the prophecy was fulfilled because Lady Macbeth led her husband through the barriers of his doubt and morality. It is Macbeth’s wife who caused the death of Duncan. Lady Macbeth’s high expectations...

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