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Macbeth by Mind Map: Macbeth

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2. Themes

2.1. Good vs. Evil

2.1.1. Evil in macbeth are the three witches, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, the assassins hired by Macbeth In contrast to this, good is best depicted by King Duncan, his older son, Malcolm Banquo, Macduff, Lady Macduff and the king of England,

2.2. Courage

2.2.1. where the battle is described, Macbeth's courage is praised to the skies. He is "Bellona's bridegroom", a metaphor which compares him to Mars, the god of war.

2.3. Power

2.3.1. Absolute power corrupts absolutely… ... When Macbeth kills Duncan, he goes against the very law of nature and God by killing his king, and then gets killed in return.

3. Setting

3.1. Scotland and England

4. Characters

4.1. Macbeth

4.1.1. Macbeth is brave in battle.He is tempted by ambition.He considers killing Duncan Macbeth has hallucinations

4.2. Malcom

4.2.1. is Duncan's son and is named as the Prince of Cumberland,so will inherit the throne from his father.

4.3. Lady Macbeth

4.3.1. Lady Macbeth is ambitious,She manipulates her husband,She becomes deranged

4.4. 3 Witches

4.4.1. control the mysterious forces of the world,seem to put Macbeth under their spell.

4.5. Macduff

4.5.1. he lord who first finds Duncan's body and who eventually kills Macbeth.completely loyal to Duncan and his country. He then goes to England to raise an army and his family are murdered on Macbeth's orders.

5. Symbols

5.1. Weather/Stormy

5.1.1. lightning that accompany the witches’ appearances to the terrible storms that rage on the night of Duncan’s murder,

5.2. Ghosts

5.2.1. The symbolic significance is that Macbeth feels torn between guilt and temptation about the murder of Duncan.

5.3. Bells

5.3.1. When the bell is rung by Lady Macbeth, it is a signal telling Macbeth that the chamberlains are in a drunken stupor, but it also is summoning King Duncan to his grave.

5.4. Dagger

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5.4.2. The vision of the dagger inviting Macbeth to kill Duncan this invisible dagger is the embodiment of Macbeth's guilty conscience.

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6. Plots

6.1. Exposistion

6.1.1. Macbeth's prophecies from the witches and his decision to kill Duncan to become king.

6.2. Rising Action

6.2.1. Macbeth and Banquo's encounter with the witches initiates both conflicts; Lady Macbeth's speeches goad Macbeth into murdering Duncan and seizing the crown.

6.3. Climax

6.3.1. Dunsinane is sieged.It is followed by intense and bloody duels with Macbeth and soldiers.

6.4. Falling Action

6.4.1. Macbeth is killed by Macduff. Malcom becomes king of Scotland, and peace is restored to the country.

6.5. Resolution

6.5.1. Macbeth learns that Macduff is not born of a woman and is then killed by Macduff resolution

7. “By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.”