Macbeth

Who caused this madness?

Literary devices in Macbeth

1. Foreshadowing. The witches tell Macbeth he will be Thane of Cawdor. After he is told by the witches Ross and Angus come and confirm that Macbeth is now Thane of Cawdor. The witches also tell Macbeth he will be king, and if they said he would be Thane and it came true he will eventually become king. "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor. All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!" "...He bade me, from him, call thee Thane of Cawdor..." (scene 3 page 17, 19, & 21)

2. Paradox. The witches say to Macbeth,"Fair is foul, and foul is fair." (scene 1 page 7) This statement is a literary paradox. The line means the opposite of itself. A person may seem foul or bad but can be fair or good. A person can also seem fair or good but seem foul or bad.

3. Situational Irony. When the witches tell Macbeth he will be Thane of Cawdor, no one thought he would. After the witches disappear, Ross and Angus say that he is now Thane of Cawdor. As it goes through the book more of the stuff the witches said come true. The witches also said Macbeth would become King so it leads onto he will become king instead of the witches just saying he would. "All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!" (scene 3 page 19)

Macbeth caused his own distriction

The three witches filled Macbeths head with ideas. They told him, he would be Thane of Candor, "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!" (scene 3 page 17) At first he did not believe them but when Angus and Ross came to tell him he was now Thane of Cawdor, he started to think the witches could be telling the truth. "... He bade me, from him, call thee Thane of Cawdor..." (scene 3 page 21) The witches also tell Macbeth he will be king, "All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!" (scene 3 page 19) At the end of the book, Macbeth becomes king after killing everyone he did.
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Movie connection: The Hunger Games

In the Hunger Games, 24 kids are put in an arena and they have to fight to the death. If they don't kill, they will get killed. When your the last kid in the arena you are crowned as the victor. Being the victor gets you money, clothes, food, better house. In Macbeth, 3 witches tell him he is destined to become king. At first he doesn't believe the witches but other things the witches told him start happening. He really wants to become king so he kills someone and then he kills a couple more and by the end of it all he is killing everyone just to become king. In both, the hunger games and Macbeth, people are killing people to get on top.
Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl

Song connection : Jesse's Girl

In Jesse's girl, the singer always wants 'Jesse's girl'. In the song it says, he really wants Jesse's girl, and he asks where he can 'find a girl like that'. It also says he plays along with the charade, and he wonders what she doesn't see in him and how he has been cool with the whole situation. In Macbeth, Macbeth really wants to become king, especially after the witches told him he was going to become king. Once Macbeth kills one person he's in it to win it. He has to stay cool about it and not draw attention to himself which doesn't exactly go according to plan. In the song and the book, both characters want something that they can't necessarily have. Both characters also have to act like nothing is happening, so they don't draw attention to themselves.