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ERIC Number: ED043624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 8
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Teaching "Macbeth" as Tragedy.
Conlin, Matthew T.
Connecticut English Journal, v2 n2 p10-17 Spr 1970
"Macbeth" is best understood by considering five specific elements: (1) the tragic view--a recognition of man's dignity as well as his vulnerability to evil; (2) the tragic plot--the reversals in the plans of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, the scene of recognition of impending disaster, and Macbeth's continual suffering; (3) the tragic hero--a man (Macbeth) of fundamental goodness whose inherent weakness results from an arrogant sense of self-sufficiency; (4) the tragic language--stately, rhythmical poetry most suitable for the expression of an elevated theme; and (5) the tragic effect--the comprehension by the audience of the forces which propelled Macbeth from greatness to a tragic downfall. (JMC)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Council of Teachers of English.