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Macbeth Monologue

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In the following speech, Macbeth reflects upon his actions and his status. He has killed the King of Scotland and framed the king’s sons. Macbeth now sits on the throne, as the three witches prophesied. How is Macbeth characterized in this speech?

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Macbeth: To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus—
Our fears in Banquo[1] stick deep,

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Ava M (Oct 19 2020 12:11PM) : He wants to be king, but also be safe from Banquo and his sons. Feels unsafe under the crown
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Oct 19
Avery P (Oct 19 2020 2:04PM) : He is implying the extreme importance of his own protection in order to solidify his own role as king and prevent anyone discovering his murder of Duncan
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Emily C (Oct 21 2020 8:50AM) : He thinks that being king doesn't mean anything unless he knows he's safe.
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Olivia B (Oct 21 2020 8:52AM) : He wants to insure his safety
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Megan J (Oct 17 2020 1:20PM) : I believe here he means his fears of his best friend Banquo finding out he killed Duncan are deep in the back of his mind making him very worrisome
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Gracie W (Oct 21 2020 12:13AM) : Banquo is seen as a threat even though he is/was his friend...which could get the best of him

And in his royalty of nature reigns that
Which would be feared. ‘Tis much he dares;
And, to that dauntless temper of his mind,
He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valor
To act in safety. There is none but he
Whose being I do fear: and under him
My genius is rebuked, as it is said
Mark Antony’s was by Caesar. He chid the sisters,[2]

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Olivia B (Oct 21 2020 8:56AM) : Throughout this part we are shown what Macbeth truly fears about Banquo. Thinking he will kill him, since he alludes to "Mark Antony" and "Caesar in line 10.
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Bradley W (Oct 19 2020 1:48PM) : We get to see why he fears Banquo
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Gracie W (Oct 21 2020 12:14AM) : Funny that after killing a King and framing the son that his greatest fear stems from his own friend
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Megan J (Oct 17 2020 1:11PM) : valor means courage. So he characterizes himself as being not only wise but courageous and fearless.
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Avery P (Oct 19 2020 2:11PM) : He is not overly courageous and his own wisdom can prevent him from doing this out of dumb courage
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Montana P (Oct 19 2020 7:16PM) : He claims he is only scared of banquo, showing his ego
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Gracie W (Oct 21 2020 12:11AM) : Macbeth is aware that Banquo is more cautious in his actions than he-even if they have similar desires
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Brooke H (Oct 19 2020 11:36AM) : he fears Banquo and fears his actions he makes when in power
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Bradley W (Oct 19 2020 1:50PM) : Banquo is the only one he fears and believes is the only one that will get him caught.
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Kaelynn S (Oct 20 2020 11:46PM) : He's afraid of Banquo as he is more powerful
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Megan J (Oct 17 2020 1:13PM) : Makes a reference to Caesar suggesting he feels like Mark Antony killing the king.
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Kayla G (Oct 19 2020 1:55PM) : Mark Antony did not kill the King, Brutus did..But does Macbeth hurt like Antony did watching Caesar die?
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Montana P (Oct 19 2020 7:17PM) : I feel he does as him and Banquo were close friends
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Kayla G (Oct 19 2020 1:51PM) : Chid means to scold or rebuke.. So he scolds the witches who gave him and Banquo their prophesies.

When first they put the name of King upon me,
And bade them speak to him; then prophetlike
They hailed him father to a line of kings.

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Avery P (Oct 19 2020 2:14PM) : That Duncan's sons are still heirs to the throne

Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown

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Brooke H (Oct 19 2020 11:38AM) : I think it is important that this stanza is only one sentence, It brings extra emphasis on its meaning and the importance of the line
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Kayla G (Oct 19 2020 1:45PM) : He describes the crown as fruitless, or vain.. A feeling someone who would be proud to be King wouldn't have
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Katrina L (Oct 19 2020 2:11PM) : Here he is saying that the crown he wanted so bad is now meaningless to him more

He reinforces this in the next two lines, saying the scepter is “barren” because his hand is “unlineal.” He is saying that he feels that he doesn’t deserve the crown and what it represents because he got it through immoral means

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Avery P (Oct 19 2020 2:13PM) : He resents his own crowning and to him is meaningless
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Aaron H (Oct 19 2020 5:33PM) : The crown doesnt give him the feeling he wanted. Its not the experiance he was hoping for.
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Montana P (Oct 19 2020 7:18PM) : He feels the crown is meaningless
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Olivia B (Oct 21 2020 8:57AM) : This is short, it adds emphasis on how they are crowning him, but he does not have the people's respect like Banquo.
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And put a barren scepter in my gripe,
Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand,
No son of mine succeeding. If ‘t be so,

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Kayla G (Oct 19 2020 1:49PM) : He doesn't want to have a son of his to be King
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Kayla G (Oct 19 2020 1:52PM) : He would rather have himself be barren then have a son who would heir the crown
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Aaron H (Oct 19 2020 5:33PM) : The scepter is barren and has no power now that has abused and killed his way to getting it.
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Montana P (Oct 19 2020 7:19PM) : The "baren sceptor" moreso shows how he sees his rule as meaningless and disappointing
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Gracie W (Oct 21 2020 12:18AM) : Unlineal: not of a family line
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Kaelynn S (Oct 20 2020 11:54PM) : Doesn't want his son to take the crown
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Emily C (Oct 21 2020 8:48AM) : He doesn't have any sons so that makes him angry that Banquo has an advantage.
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For Banquo’s issue have I filed my mind;
For them the gracious Duncan[3] have I murdered;
Put rancors in the vessel of my peace
Only for them, and mine eternal jewel
Given to the common enemy of man,
To make them kings, the seeds of Banquo kings!

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Kayla G (Oct 19 2020 1:48PM) : Still describes Duncan as "gracious"
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Avery P (Oct 19 2020 2:16PM) : All the people saw Duncan as a great king and Macbeth is remorseful
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Olivia B (Oct 21 2020 8:58AM) : Macbeth juxtaposes himself with the king that Duncan was
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Megan J (Oct 17 2020 1:15PM) : Rancor definition: bitterness or resentfulness. (I didn't know what it meant so I looked it up)
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Megan J (Oct 17 2020 1:17PM) : This line means his murdering of Duncan has placed resentfulness and bitterness in his once peaceful state of mind
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Brooke H (Oct 19 2020 11:41AM) : good catch- he is still upset, but not regretful, of killing Duncan
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Montana P (Oct 19 2020 7:21PM) : This sentence and the one before shows his remorse and how his mind is no longer at peace because of all that he has done
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Gracie W (Oct 21 2020 12:22AM) : Or what I thought was maybe it's not that he already had peace- but was hoping to be at peace once he had the crown
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Emily C (Oct 20 2020 10:57PM) : mine eternal jewel- referencing his soul/passion, adding more emphasis on his emotional motives for killing Duncan. And placing it after, "Only for them" adds anger and maybe resentment for putting his soul into it when the men could be kings [Edited]
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Emily C (Oct 20 2020 11:11PM) : Saying that Banquo's heirs could become kings
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Emily C (Oct 20 2020 11:15PM) : They could betray him which makes him want Banquo dead.

Rather than so, come fate, into the list,
And champion me to th’utterance! (III.i.48-72)

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Ava M (Oct 19 2020 12:08PM) : Calling the sons into the arena/fighting area to battle to the death for the crown
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Ava M (Oct 19 2020 12:06PM) : utterance meaning: uttermost, combat to the death
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Bradley W (Oct 19 2020 1:56PM) : Shows how crazy he has become for power.
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Gracie W (Oct 21 2020 12:25AM) : Could mean that not only was he willing to murder Duncan- but also potentially Banquo if it means he gets the crown (End justifies the means)
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Olivia B (Oct 21 2020 8:59AM) : Exactly what I was thinking :)
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[1] Banquo: Macbeth’s fellow soldier and closest friend

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[2] The sisters: The three witches that originally gave Macbeth and Banquo their prophecies.

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[3] Duncan: The King of Scotland, murdered by Macbeth

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DMU Timestamp: August 14, 2020 20:51

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