The Scottish Play
Macbeth Summative: Emily Buasri B2
Who is to blame?
You see Macbeth could have lived a long happy life with or without his wife if he had done the right thing. It was Macbeth's own fault for creating something out of nothing.
Tragic Hero: "My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical" (Macbeth, 1.3. 160). In this scene, Macbeth has a flaw, he wants king, and doesn't know it yet but is capable of murder. Murder has entered his mind before his wife has even heard the news.
Aside: "The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, for in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires" (Macbeth 1.4. 55-59). The aside creates a dramatic effect where the audience or readers know a character's (Macbeth's) thoughts and no one else knows or can hear.
Foil: "As the Weird Women promised; and I fear thou play'dst most foully for't" (Banquo 3.1. 2-3). Throughout the story, Banquo begins to foil Macbeth as he is seen as the opposite, good version of Macbeth.