Macbeth
Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

Macbeth Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Light and Darkness
Nature
Eight Kings
The "Equivocator"
Blood
Dead Children
Clothing
Setting
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Events
Act 1, Scene 1
Act 1, Scene 2
Act 1, Scene 3
Act 1, Scene 4
Act 1, Scene 5
Act 1, Scene 6
Act 1, Scene 7
Act 2, Scene 1
Act 2, Scene 2
Act 2, Scene 3
Act 2, Scene 4
Act 3, Scene 1
Act 3, Scene 2
Act 3, Scene 3
Act 3, Scene 4
Act 3, Scene 5
Act 3, Scene 6
Act 4, Scene 1
Act 4, Scene 2
Act 4, Scene 3
Act 5, Scene 1
Act 5, Scene 2
Act 5, Scene 3
Act 5, Scene 4
Act 5, Scene 5
Act 5, Scene 6
Act 5, Scene 7
Act 5, Scene 8
Act 5, Scene 9
Act 5, Scene 10
Act 5, Scene 11
Characters
Macbeth
Macbeth's Timeline
Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth's Timeline
Duncan
Duncan's Timeline
Malcolm
Malcolm's Timeline
Banquo
Banquo's Timeline
Macduff
Macduff's Timeline
Weird Sisters (the Witches)
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Fate and Free Will
Fate and Free Will Quotes
Ambition
Ambition Quotes
Power
Power Quotes
Versions of Reality
Versions of Reality Quotes
Gender
Gender Quotes
The Supernatural
The Supernatural Quotes
Violence
Violence Quotes
Time
Time Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Foul Is Fair
Foul Is Fair Flashcards
Foul Is Fair True or False
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Something Wicked This Way Comes Flashcards
Something Wicked This Way Comes True or False
Be Careful What You Wish For
Be Careful What You Wish For Flashcards
Be Careful What You Wish For True or False
Brief Summary
Movie
Essay
Teaching Macbeth
Current Events & Pop Culture
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Why Should I Care?
Performing Macbeth in Under 8 Minutes
The Cast of Macbeth Comes to Dinner
Interpreting Macbeth Through Art
“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”
Wave Those Numbers!
A Picture Speaks
Book vs. Movie
Discussion and Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Pitfalls & Opportunities
Terms
Photos