Saturday, May 17, 2014

'Macbeth' revision: Malcolm as hero?

The fourth of seven discussions of key issues in Macbeth, via SoundCloud. You can listen via the computer, but can also download the free app for iOS or Android and listen on your phone/tablet. Listen to the full series here.

Things to think about this time:-
  • Why does Shakespeare allow the scene in England with Malcolm and Macduff go on so long?
  • What is the importance of speed in the play? How is it manifested?
  • What do we learn of Malcolm in IV iii?
  • In what way might we have mixed feelings about Malcolm?
  • What is the importance of this for the central tragedy of Macbeth himself?

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