Intro to MacBeth Drama/Play : A story that is meant to be performed on stage by actors.
Intro to MacBeth Told mostly through Dialogue Dialogue: conversation between two or more people
Intro to MacBeth Occasional use of monologue. Monologue: One person speaking either to him/herself or to the audience
Intro to MacBeth Monologue: Shakespearean characters are always honest in their monologues
Intro to MacBeth Tragedy - A play in which all conflicts end in disaster, usually death.
Intro to MacBeth Tragedy - A moral lesson is taught through the fear of a terrible outcome.
Intro to MacBeth All tragedies contain a tragic hero
Intro to MacBeth Tragic Hero: Main character in a tragedy who possesses a tragic flaw.
Intro to MacBeth Tragic Hero: Traditionally starts the play as a noble character in both social position and moral standing.
Intro to MacBeth Tragic Hero: Ends the play by falling from his/her noble position due to one major shortcoming (tragic flaw)
Intro to MacBeth Tragic Flaw: A personality trait that directly leads to the downfall of a tragic hero.
Intro to MacBeth Famous Aspects of Macbeth: The question of whether or not people control their own destiny or if there is a pre-determined fate for all human beings.
Intro to MacBeth Famous Aspects of Macbeth: The inclusion of three witches (called the Weird Sisters) who can either see a persons fate or control human behavior.
Intro to MacBeth Famous Aspects of Macbeth: The question of how far a person is willing to go for power and fame.
Intro to MacBeth Famous Aspects of Macbeth: It is considered bad luck for actors and directors to say the name of the play. When the play is in production it is most commonly called “The Scottish Play”