William Shakespeare | Short Summary of Macbeth: Act II

Macbeth sees a “dagger of the mind” leading him towards Duncan’s chamber. (1.) Lady Macbeth has drugged the guards, noting that Duncan’s resemblance to her father has stayed her from doing the deed herself. After the murder, Macbeth carries the bloody daggers from the chamber causing Lady Macbeth to reprimand him for his great show Read More

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William Shakespeare | Short Summary of Macbeth: Act I

Three witches meet Macbeth and Banquo on the heath as the men return from battle. They predict that Macbeth will be named Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland and that Banquo will be the father of kings. The witches vanish; Ross enters to greet Macbeth with the title of Cawdor, the traitor whom King Read More

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Character of Witches in the play ‘Macbeth’.

Witches Influence on Macbeth’s decisions in the play ‘Macbeth’. Or, Character of Witches in the play ‘Macbeth’. Answer: The Witches are dramatic symbol for the force of evil in the world. They promise of worldly good, as evil must, because if evil were not attractive it would offer no temptation. But the promises of evil Read More

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Sketch the character of Macbeth.

Sketch the character of Macbeth. Or Discuss ‘Macbeth as a tragic hero’. Or Macbeth is a tragedy of ambition, discuss. Answer: Macbeth is a tragic hero and the tragic flaw in him is his ambition. It is ambition which brings about his downfall. He has grandeur which Shakespeare’s tragic heroes usually possess. The defect in Read More

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Character of Lady Macbeth.

Character of Lady Macbeth. Or, Lady Macbeth’s influence on Macbeth. Answer: Lady Macbeth is a character in Shakespeare’s Macbeth (c.1603–1607). She is the wife to the play’s protagonist, Macbeth, a Scottish nobleman. After goading him into committing regicide, she becomes Queen of Scotland, but later suffers pangs of guilt for her part in the crime. Read More

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