The Tragedy of MACBETH By William Shakespeare. Tragedy:  Tragedy: in broad terms, tragedy in literature, especially drama, in which actions and events.

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> The Tragedy of MACBETH By William Shakespeare </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Tragedy: Tragedy: in broad terms, tragedy in literature, especially drama, in which actions and events turn out disastrously for the main character or characters. </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Tragic Hero: Tragic Hero : A tragic hero is the central character in a drama who is dignified or noble. However, the tragic hero posses a defect, or tragic flaw, that brings about or contributes to his or her downfall. This flaw may be poor judgment, pride, weakness, or an excess of an admirable quality. The tragic hero recognizes his or her own flaw and its consequences but only after it is too late to change the course of events. </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> History of the Play: The play Macbeth was probably written and first performed in 1606. It is clearly designed to garnish favor with King James Ias it deals with witches a topic he was very interested inas well as issues of succession. References The Gunpowder Plot an attempt to kill King James I in 1605. First published in the First Folio in 1623. </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Macbeth Character Chart Macbeth Character Chart Macbeth Character Chart </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Macbeth Act One Scene 1: Characters : the three witches Summary : This short scene establishes the supernatural element in the play and introduces the three witches or weird sisters. During this disorderly scene, the witches reveal their plan to meet Macbeth! Important Quote : Fair is foul, and foul is fair. (1:1:10) Figurative Language : Line 8 Personification: Paddock calls. A toad is given the human ability to call or talk. </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Macbeth Act One: Scene 2 Characters: Duncan, Malcolm, Sergeant, Lennox, Ross Summary: After hearing a report about the battle against the traitors (Macdonwald and Sweno, the King of Norway) which includes an account of Macbeths glorious and brave feats on the battlefield, Duncan orders that the title of Thane of Cawdorand its property, which currently belongs to the traitor, be given to Macbeth. Important/ Significant Quotes: Line 67 What he hast lost, noble Macbeth hat won. Figurative Language: Simile- Line 32-35 Dismayed not this our captains, Macbeth and Banquo? Yes; As sparrows eagles, or the hare the lion. </li> </ul>

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