Shakespeare, tragedy and the tragic hero

In this lesson, we will explore what is meant by a Shakespearean tragedy and how that links to the play 'Macbeth'. We also look at what is meant by the term 'tragic' hero and how much the character Macbeth fits this role at the start of the play.

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Q1.Which is the correct definition for paradox?

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Q2.Which is the correct definition for chaos?

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Q3.Witches were believed to have the power to control the ..........

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Q4.How many witches are there in Act One, Scene One?

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Q5.Complete the quotation. 'Fair is foul, and foul is ..........'

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which is the correct definition for paradox?

1/5

Q2.Which is the correct definition for chaos?

2/5

Q3.Witches were believed to have the power to control the ..........

3/5

Q4.How many witches are there in Act One, Scene One?

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Q5.Complete the quotation. 'Fair is foul, and foul is ..........'

5/5

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Shakespeare, the Tragedy, and the Tragic Hero

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Q1.Which is the correct definition of a 'tragic hero'?

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Q2.Which is the correct definition of fatal flaw?

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Q3.The play 'Macbeth' is a ............

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Q4.Macbeth begins to betray and murder by the ..........

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Q5.Complete the quotation. '........... Macbeth'

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Shakespeare, the Tragedy, and the Tragic Hero

Lesson Review

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

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Question 5

Q1.Which is the correct definition of a 'tragic hero'?

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Q2.Which is the correct definition of fatal flaw?

2/5

Q3.The play 'Macbeth' is a ............

3/5

Q4.Macbeth begins to betray and murder by the ..........

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Q5.Complete the quotation. '........... Macbeth'

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Lesson summary: Shakespeare, tragedy and the tragic hero

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