Ambition is portrayed in a vast variety of ways from determined persistence to greed driven thirst for power. The unforgiving desire to achieve one’s goal can lead to victorious success as shown in the movie, Gattaca by Andrew Niccol, or a plummeting corruption of the mind, displayed in the William Shakespeare play, Macbeth. Throughout these […]

To convey the idea that ‘power corrupts the mind’ throughout the play of Macbeth, Shakespeare uses a broad range of various language features and literary devices in order to give an insight into his own thoughts and opinions on the complexity of the human mind, specifically his character, Macbeth. This includes metaphors, verse structure, soliloquies, […]

during act 5, the soldiers of english army, led by Malcolm and the Scottish army meet by the Birnam Wood to join forces and ambush Macbeth’s castle to take his life and position from the throne. Macbeth’s servant, Seyton confirms to him that an army of 10 thousand english soldiers approach his castle, to this […]

lady macbeth begins to suffer from hallucinations and is caught sleep walking by the doctor and her assistant, the gentlewoman. She appears to be struggling to wash the blood of King Duncan off her hands although there is no real blood there. “Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will […]

the three witches prove their prophecies to macbeth by showing before him, three apparitions that each represent a prediction of macbeth’s future and warn him what he should be afraid of. the first apparition is a floating head that warns him he must beware of macduff. the next is a blood covered child that appears […]

characters; banquo, macbeth, lady macbeth, murderer 1, murderer 2. location: a room in the palace, forres. Banquo begins to feel suspicious about the death of king duncan and if Macbeth himself committed the murder. Macbeth feels threatened by this, he doesn’t want the rumour to get out as it could be very detrimental to his […]

characters: Macduff, Malcolm, Donalbain, Old Man, Rosse outside the castle rosse and old man discuss the recent death of king duncan

macbeth has a vision of a dagger levitating before him, this potentially foreshadows his intentions to murder king duncan.

characters: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Macduff, Porter, Lenox a courtyard within the castle in the morning. Macduff finds king duncan laying dead in the castle and rushes to the courtyard to announce the horrific news. Macbeth hides the truth behind lies, claiming that he knew nothing of the event. Lady Macbeth also falsy conceals her actions […]

Characters: Macbeth, lady Macbeth Macbeth informs lady Macbeth that has has killed king Duncan allthough feels very shameful of his actions and is fearful he will never recover from his trauma. Quote:”I am afraid to think what I have done;look on’t again I dare not.” ~Macbeth “My hands are of your color, but I shame […]