Phase 3 = Murder of Banquo → Banquet Scene
In order to secure the throne for his descendants, he must kill Banquo, the other army general, and Banquo’s son (Act 3, scene 1 – soliloquy “To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus”) because the witches’ told Macbeth [...]
Phase 2 = Murder of Duncan → Crowned King
Macbeth kills Duncan (Act 2, scene 1 soliloquy – “Is this a dagger which I see before me?”) with his wife’s help, but he is plagued with guilt for the crime. When Duncan’s murdered body is discovered, Macbeth immediately kills the [...]
Phase 1 = Opening scene → Decision to murder Duncan
Macbeth is a Scottish general who is loyal to Duncan, the Scottish king. Along with Banquo, he helps to defeat two rebel armies (led by Macdonwald & invaders from Norway). However, after Macbeth meets three witches who prophesy that Macbeth [...]
Macbeth was on the Leaving Cert in 2007 and Alan Stanford (Actor, Director, Writer and forever known to your parents as George in Glenroe) along with RTE recorded this discussion with then Leaving Cert Students of the main characters, themes and key moments in the play.
Well worth a listen.
It’d be a good [...]
So let’s imagine for a second that you work as the Macbeths’ marriage counsellor. What would you tell them about the factors that lead to the disintegration of a relationship? And what could they have done differently to protect their marriage?
Well a quick google reveals that to nurture your relationship you should: