Macbeth Essay questions (Class prep)

1975: “In Macbeth, Shakespeare does not present Macbeth as a mere villain, but succeeds in arousing a measure of sympathy for him.”

 

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are fired “by the same passion of ambition; and to a considerable extent they are alike” (A.C. Bradley). Do you agree with this statement?

 

Describe the role and function of the character of Banquo.

 

1983: “The Witches in Macbeth are malevolent creatures who originate deeds of blood and have power over the soul.”