22.214.171.124.1 It is inviting Macbeth to take the dagger
126.96.36.199 "A dagger of the mind"
188.8.131.52.1 The dagger represents the evil in Macbeth's mind
184.108.40.206 "Fatal vision"
220.127.116.11.1 Implies murder and death
18.104.22.168 "Heat oppresed brain"
22.214.171.124.1 Macbeth seems to know that the dagger isn't real, and he thinks he's going mad
126.96.36.199 "And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood"
188.8.131.52.1 The dagger first appears clean, which suggests
that Macbeth is optimistic that he will
getaway with the murder. Or maybe suggests
that he has decided against killing Duncan. It
then appears with blood, which suggests that
he has realised the possible consiquences for
what he is about to carry out, and he is feeling
1.2.1 "Wicked Dreams"
184.108.40.206 When Macbeth is asleep his feeling of guilt are hidden from himself and others. Now that
his sleep is diturbed with nightmares, he cant escape from what he has done.
1.2.2 " Methought i heard a voice cry 'Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep!' The innocent
220.127.116.11 He is hearing voices that are telling him what he has done is
wrong. He has murdered Duncan in his sleep and therfore his
sleep will be taken from him also, so that there is no escaping the
guilt. The voice he heard may have come from his own brain, in
which he could be punshing himself for what he has done.
18.104.22.168 "Innocent sleep" sounds
almost like he's apologising
for his actions. He realises
how innocent Duncan was,
which emphasises how
villianous he must of been to
1.2.3 "The death of each day's life"
22.214.171.124 He wishes for sleep, which could suggest that he
wishes for death, the guilt is consuming him so much.
1.3.1 "Nature seems dead"
126.96.36.199 Darkness is causing death, Night is when
1.3.2 "It was the owl that shreik'd"
188.8.131.52 Disruption of natural order,
representing the killing of
184.108.40.206 The owl is
220.127.116.11 Sinister image
18.104.22.168 Shrieking about what
Macbeth has done-
how Macbeth feels inside due
to his act of treason.
2.1 Banquo's Murder
2.1.1 Macbeth is not couragous as he sends two murderers to
carry out the crime for him, which shows he is cowardly
and too scared to do the deed himself.
22.214.171.124 Also cowardly for killing a good friend and his
son just because of a false prophesy, which
made Banquo and Fleance a threath to his
chance of claiming the thrown.
2.1.2 Banquo's murder shows that their
friendship meant nothing to Macbeth
and that nothing comes before power
in Macbeths point of view
2.1.3 Shows Macbeth is becoming more ambitious about power as he doesnt consult
Lady Macbeth about his plan to murder Banquo
2.2 King Duncan's Murder
2.2.1 Macbeth is villianous as he decides to kill
Duncan although he knows Duncan is a good
king and he likes him.
2.2.2 "If ill, why hath it
given me the
126.96.36.199 When first hearing the
prophesy that he will
become king, he immediatly
has thoughts of killing
Duncan which shows he is
2.2.3 Macbeth was
persuaded by Lady
Macbeth to carry
out the murder
which shows his
hesitation to the
2.2.4 Macbeth doesn't seem villianous
at this point in the play as he has
to be persuaded by Lady Macbeth
to carry out the deed.
2.2.5 Dagger vision & soliloquy
2.3 Macduff's Family
2.3.2 Carried out after
prophesies, showing he did
it becuase he felt
2.3.3 This shows a side of Macbeth which is vicious as he sends murderers to kill Macduff's
family for no reason other than the fact that he feels threathened by him and wanted to
send him a warning not to try and over throw him..
2.3.4 Does it to show his pride, strength and power
2.3.5 Shows Macbeth's vicious side more as he is willing to
murder innocent women and children to keep his