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    I've got to do an essay on how how characters with disturbed minds are presented as villains in Macbeth and Robert Browning's poetry, but what does the title mean by how the characters are presented?

    Thanks in advance!
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    (Original post by fr.ya)
    I've got to do an essay on how how characters with disturbed minds are presented as villains in Macbeth and Robert Browning's poetry, but what does the title mean by how the characters are presented?

    Thanks in advance!
    By presented it means what does the poet/ playwright do to show them to be like that ("villains") so in Macbeth's case she's "presented" as being some sort of villain through how shakespeare shows her as being without a soul , ruthless and slightly crazy. Also he shows Macbeth to be a villain by showing him as a ruthless guy who'd do anything to become King. But then with "disturbed minds" you might argue that they're not actually villains , just disturbed because for example you've got the dagger scene in Macbeth where he says "is this a dagger i see before me ?" and then you've got Lady Macbeth's inability to wash the blood off her hands followed by her eventual implied suicide.

    Hope this helps a bit , I haven't studied Macbeth for over a year and that's the only part I can remember but obviously you'd need more/ better argued points than mine! But yeah presented basically means what does shakespeare use literarily and character wise to show them to be as they are
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    (Original post by Calsiwm_Silicad)
    By presented it means what does the poet/ playwright do to show them to be like that ("villains" so in Macbeth's case she's "presented" as being some sort of villain through how shakespeare shows her as being without a soul , ruthless and slightly crazy. Also he shows Macbeth to be a villain by showing him as a ruthless guy who'd do anything to become King. But then with "disturbed minds" you might argue that they're not actually villains , just disturbed because for example you've got the dagger scene in Macbeth where he says "is this a dagger i see before me ?" and then you've got Lady Macbeth's inability to wash the blood off her hands followed by her eventual implied suicide.

    Hope this helps a bit , I haven't studied Macbeth for over a year and that's the only part I can remember but obviously you'd need more/ better argued points than mine! But yeah presented basically means what does shakespeare use literarily and character wise to show them to be as they are
    Thank you so much, that really helped!
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    (Original post by fr.ya)
    Thank you so much, that really helped!
    no problem! Also , I'm not sure if the coursework you're doing ( I assume it's coursework?) is similar to mine in the way that you had to compare the poem to the play so you might wanna think about that as well ! (But if you don't have to just completely ignore what I just said)
 
 
 
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