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5 characteristics of a tragedy

hero-noble birth, noble character
character flaw-too rash, ambition, hubris (pride)
fate- the hero has no control over it.
deaths-
deaths serve purpose-macbeth's restores order to Scotland

2

what is hubris

pride

3

what is pathos

when you feel bad for hero b/c of turn of events

4

what is the fate in macbeth

witches

5

5 parts of a play

act 1: exposition
act 2: rising action
act 3: technical climax
act 4: falling action
act 5: resolution/ denouement/ dramatic climax

6

what is a common element of comic relief

pathetic fallacy

7

when the weather sympathizes

pathetic fallacy

8

Shakespeare's favorite actor

Richard Burbage

9

countries at fight in Macbet

Scotland v.s. Norway

10

who is the king of scotland

Duncan

11

who are duncan's sons

Malcolm and Donalbain

12

who are king duncan's thanes or noblemen of scotland

Macbeth and Banquo, macduff, ross, lenox, Caithness

13

son to Banquo

Fleance

14

character that shows contrast

foil

15

who is macduff's foil

Banquo

16

Queen of witches - 3 witches

Hecate

17

theme of Mabeth

Appearance v.s. reality

18

motif of macbeth

clothing imagery, blood/ water, light/dark, birds, disease, animals

19

speech that an actor gives his thoughts, reflecctive

soliloquy

20

world's most famous soliloquy

to be or not to be- hamlet

21

character says something that only audience hears

aside

22

stage is full and actor is delivering speech for everyone to hear

monologue

23

macbeth will end up having too much ____

ambition

24

fate for romeo and juliet

friar wrote letter to romeo but the messenger was stopped so message did not get to Romeo

25

fate for macbeth

witches make macbeth over confident

26

purpose of death in R and J

end family feud

27

who is macduff married to

lady macduff

28

lady macbeth is very ____

feministic

29

who is the oldest of king duncan's sons

Malcolm

30

major thanes of king duncan

banquo and macduff and macbeth

31

minor thanes of king duncan

ross , lenox, caithness

32

how many witches are there

3

33

why did the english theatre close down

black plague
oliver cromwell's commonwealth shut down plays bc of puritan influence

34

what does shakespeare not include on his scripts

stage directions

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