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09/07/2019

Leadership Quality in Macbeth?

QUESTION
Leadership Quality in Macbeth?
Okay so I have to do a poster on Macbeth and there is a section for scene elements. It includes the main characters, setting, plot, theme, and leadership quality.

I do not know what to put for the plot, theme and leadership quality.

Any help? =)

ANSWER
Macbeth’s Witches will make a good visual, The thing is, you have to be able to understand the scene in order to explain it since the scene does address the traits you mention:

Macbeth was a man born to leadership. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth had everything he could want. He had a noble and very honourable position, and this was further promoted with the reward of his new rank as the Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth is a tragic hero who is led down an unescapable road of doom by outside forces. In this case there are several influences or forces including his own wife, Lady Macbeth, ****the three witches*****, and his conscience, which continually eat at him, portraying illusions and performing mind games which send him to the point of insanity.

The story takes its first twist with the introduction of one of the evil forces, presented when Macbeth and Banquo had just won the battle. Macbeth could sense a surrounding evil. The witches appear and they greet Macbeth: “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!” “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!” (Act I, Scene III, lines 51-53). Macbeth is startled by their prophecies, and he has no knowledge at this point that he is going to be made Thane of Cawdor, or even more so, that he might become King. With his change from being simply the Thane of Glamis to his elevation and becoming the Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth found that he enjoyed the boost of power. As well, with the support of the fact that the first prophecy had come true, Macbeth contemplates how he can instigate his next prophecy of becoming King. This was the beginning of the end for Macbeth.
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Here is an essay on Macbeth’s Witches. It will enable you to evaluate whether the witches meet your subject criteria:
http://www.about-shakespeare.com/macbeth…

Macbeth, Act IV Scene I: The Witches in Their Cavern Gathered Around the Boiling Cauldron
http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Macbeth-Ac…

There are a bunch of images in the “Source” section below that shows how other artists portrayed Macbeth’s Witches. 🙂