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In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:
- What are the primary themes of Macbeth?
- How do the witches play a key role in moving the action forward?
- Who is Macbeth?
- What can you tell about Macduff from his monologue?
- Is Banquo a main character?
- Why does Lady Macbeth suffer guilt?
- Which of Malcolm's quotes demonstrate his character traits?
- Is King Duncan's murder avenged?
- What are three well-known quotes from Macbeth?
1. Macbeth: Themes and Quotes from the Scottish Play
In this lesson, we'll follow how ambition shapes the events of Shakespeare's Scottish play, 'Macbeth'. We'll explore the plot, characters and supernatural elements that are characteristic of this play.
2. Macduff in Macbeth: Traits, Character Analysis & Monologue
Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' tells the story of Macbeth's rise as king and his eventual murder by a man named Macduff. Learn more about the character Macduff and test your knowledge with a quiz.
3. Banquo in Macbeth: Character Analysis, Death & Characteristics
In this lesson we will explore the character of Banquo from Shakespeare's tragedy 'Macbeth'. Banquo nobly stands out as Macbeth's foil, and after his murder, he returns to haunt Macbeth, gravely reminding him that crime does not pay.
4. Lady Macbeth: Quotes & Character Analysis
Coming from Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth,' Lady Macbeth is possibly one of the most villainous characters in English literature. Little does she realize what her guilty conscience will cost her. In this lesson, we will analyze her character and motivations.
5. Malcolm in Macbeth: Traits, Character Analysis & Quotes
'Macbeth' is a classical tale written by William Shakespeare. Malcolm is a minor character who plays a major role in 'Macbeth.' Learn more about the character Malcolm and test your knowledge with a quiz.
6. King Duncan in Macbeth: Character Analysis, Murder & Quotes
Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare's most popular tragedies. It tells the story of the murder of King Duncan of Scotland by a general named Macbeth. Learn more about King Duncan and test your knowledge with a quiz in this lesson.
7. The Witches in Macbeth: Quotes, Analysis & Prophecy
The witches in 'Macbeth' are key characters that serve as the impetus for Macbeth's ambition and his eventual decision to commit murder. Explore more through quotes from the text, an analysis of the witches' character role, and a discussion on the role of prophecy.
8. Hyperbole in Macbeth
''Macbeth,'' like all of works by William Shakespeare, includes many striking uses of figurative language. This lesson will examine several examples of one particular type of figurative language: hyperbole.
9. Alliteration in Macbeth
Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth' includes numerous examples of alliteration. This lesson will provide examples of alliteration in each of the play's five acts, as well as the various functions of alliteration within the play.
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Other chapters within the Shakespeare Study Guide course
- Shakespeare Overview Study Guide
- Shakespearean Sonnets Study Guide
- Hamlet Study Guide
- King Lear Study Guide
- Romeo and Juliet Study Guide
- Julius Caesar Study Guide
- Shakespearean Tragedies Study Guide
- Shakespearean Histories Study Guide
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide
- The Tempest Study Guide
- Shakespearean Comedies Study Guide