Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Who's To Blame...
The people I blame for Macbeth's demise are the trio of witches. They convinced Macbeth that he would one day be King of Cawdor. Before Macbeth goes on his killing spree, him and Banquo are greeted by the witches and are told that the both will be King and Thane of Cawdor. Specifically Banquo will be the father of the King but not a King himself. " The witches hail Macbeth by a title the already holds,than of Glamis . Then they prophesy that he will become both thane of Cawdor and king. When Banquo asks about his future, they speak in riddles, saying that he will be the father of kings but not a king himself"(Scene Summary 13). The literary device this shows is Foreshadowing because the witches tell him what will happen.
The picture is Symbolic in representing the Three Witches influencing Macbeth in being ambitious, which leads to his downfall.
After Macbeth learns that he is to be king one day, he insures it by killing the people in his way. First he kills Duncan . When the deed is done , he becomes King of Cawdor and takes rule. To make the rest of the prophecy true , he orders Banquo to be murdered. Following these events , Macbeth holds a feast at his castle. During the event, Macbeth exposes himself when he sees Banquo's ghost sitting at the table, but only he can see him. "I will advise you with the perfect spy o' the time, the moment on't ; for 't must be done tonight" Macbeth's pride eventually changes him throughout the story. This characteristic shows Dynamic character is the literary device.
In the end, Macbeth is removed from his place of power and is killed by Macduff. Before his death , Macbeth believes his is invincible because he was not born naturally from a woman." Thou wast born of woman. But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, Brandished by man thats's of a woman born"(Literature Connections pg 177). Towards the end Banquo's son Malcolm takes the throne and is named kIng. The literary device being shown is irony.
Ella Henderson - Ghost Lyrics
The song relates to when Macbeth sees Banquo's ghost at the dinner table and freaks out. Macbeth exposes himself to the other guest that he murdered Banquo and that he is responsible for the KIng's murder.