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Macbeth Revision Checklist

CORE IDEAS/MESSAGE

  • That evil and destruction occurs when ambition is not controlled and checked by moral constraints.

Can you:

Write a clear definition of soliloquy

Write a clear definition of aside

Write a clear definition of a ‘tragic hero’ including 3 features

Write a clear definition of dramatic irony

Write a clear definition of regicide

Write a clear definition of foreshadow

Write a clear definition of tyrant

Write a clear definition of hamartia

Write a clear definition of a motif

Write a clear definition of a foil

 

What was the Gunpowder plot and how does it link to Macbeth?

What was the Jacobean attitude towards witchcraft?

What book did King James I write about witchcraft?

What is the Great Chain of Being any why is is relevant to Macbeth?

What was the Divine Right of Kings 

For whom was the play first performed?

What was King James’ link to Banquo – why is this significant?

 

Can you remember and write down 10-15 quotes without looking at notes

 

Understanding and Revision Topics

Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

The Witches

Banquo

MacDuff

Kingship/Being a King (Duncan– vs –Macbeth– vs –Malcolm)

Treachery

Power

Violence or Blood

Supernatural

Bravery

Gender / Role of Women

Loyalty

Evil

Persuasion / manipulation

Fear