Protestant, Protestantism, protestant reformation
church of England/ anglican church
Queen Mary I (“Bloody Mary”)
King James I (previously King James VI of Scotland)
had written Daemonlogie, a book which made clear his belief in the existence of witches and that they should be hunted and executed
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter. It usually contains variations in rhythm that are introduced to create emphasis, variety, and naturalness of sound. Because it sounds much like ordinary spoken English, it is often used in drama and poetry.
a line of poetry that contains five feet, with each foot consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable: “I wake to sleep and take my waking slow.”
a type of drama or literature that shows the downfall or destruction of a noble or outstanding person, traditionally one who possesses a character weakness called a tragic flaw. Macbeth, one could argue, is a brave and noble figure led astray by ambition (or, by his overactive imagination). The tragic hero, through choice or circumstance, is caught up in a sequence of events that inevitably results in disaster
gender (gender play/ gender shifting)
in a story’s or play’s plot, the point at which the main character’s desire is irrevocably fulfilled or denied
eternal conflict (part of rising action)
in a play, it is a long speech made by a character who is alone (or under the impression that he or she is alone) and thus reveals his or her private thoughts and feelings to the audience or reader.
a statement delivered by an actor to an audience in such a way that other characters on stage are presumed not to hear what is said.
language of contradiction/paradoxical language
Macbeth by Shakespeare
Throughout, he holds the titles of Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and King of Scotland
Has Banquo killed
Has Macduff’s family killed
Over the course of the play, his mental state deteriorates.
Is killed by Macduff (Macbeth’s death occurs off-stage.)
Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland
an historical account of the areas/nations based on what was known at the time