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To what extent is Macbeth responsible for his own downfall?
- how the murder of duncan changes macbeth's life completely
- role of witches/lady macbeth/macbeth

**I've never read the book but trying to help my brother with his coursework so any pointers would be helpful**

Also would help if anyone knows any useful web links which has information.
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Wow, it's been a really long time since I did Macbeth for english gcse.

I'd say for the question the main themes are Macbeth's desire for power and his willingness to be merciless to retain power. This all combines with the supernatural, which is part of the second question, and Macbeth's anxiety over what is going to happen to him, and his isolation from all other important figures. This is really what brings about his material downfall, although there is certainly an occult theme, which I can't remember too much about. I'm sure a google search will bring up lots of good websites.
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Doh! I have an A in that essay, but now, I just can't remember anything.
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(Original post by Camford)
Doh! I have an A in that essay, but now, I just can't remember anything.
Yeah, me too
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I did Romeo and Juliet for GCSE which is probably one of the easier Shakespeare plays.
Maybe it's because I haven't read this book and don't know the plot/characters.

Found that PinkMonkey.com is good for notes.

Any essential quotes that should be included in the essay?
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Any essential quotes that should be included in the essay?
"Fair is foul and foul is fair" (witches, Act 1 Scene 1)

"Stars, hide your fires, let not light see my black and deep desires" (macbeth, act 1 , scene 4)
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"To be or not the dagger I see before me? That is the question. Whether it's nobler to stab...

Huh? "come to my woman's breast..." Where's the part she said something about milk and the other thing?
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