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Quiz about The Ultimate Tragedy of Macbeth
Quiz about The Ultimate Tragedy of Macbeth

The Ultimate Tragedy of Macbeth Quiz


Can you supply the missing words, from the list given, of this most moving soliloquoy from one of Shakespeare's mighty plays - "The Tragedie (sic) of Macbeth".

by Creedy. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Creedy
Time
3 mins
Type
Quiz #
413,754
Updated
Sep 15 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
159
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 128 (10/10), Kabdanis (10/10), Kiatan (10/10).
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty from day to day,
To the last of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief !
Life's but a walking , a poor ,
That struts and his hour upon the ,
And then is heard no more. It is a
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
nothing.
Your Options
[player] [candle] [syllable] [Signifying] [shadow] [tale] [frets] [fools] [pace] [stage]

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Feb 18 2024 : Guest 128: 10/10
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Feb 16 2024 : Kiatan: 10/10
Feb 15 2024 : Guest 80: 10/10
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Feb 03 2024 : 1995Tarpon: 10/10
Jan 30 2024 : Guest 103: 5/10
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
Answer:

"The Tragedie of Macbeth" by the amazing William Shakespeare, is usually referred to in a more modern age simply as "Macbeth". It was first performed, scholars believe, in 1606, and, who knows, the Bard of Avon may have acted in the play himself. As with all of Shakespeare's great tragedies, the story revolves around a great man who is brought to a tragic end, his reputation completely destroyed, all around him lost, by one overwhelming character fault.

In the case of Macbeth, a once fine and brave army General, an outstanding leader of men, his fault is his overwhelming ambition. Given spur by his foolishness in believing the prophecy of three devious witches, and egged on by his truly ghastly wife - he sets that ambition loose to do its deadly work. And so the tragedy begins.

At the conclusion of this play, when Macbeth has lost everything as a result of the choices and actions he has made, and with his world in shatters around him, he stands, ready to go to his final battle, knowing he will surely lose, but just briefly, oh so briefly, returning to the fine and brave soldier he once was. This is where, filled with the utter futility of his life, he delivers the above soliloquoy. The unbearable loss and sorrow of his words are heartbreaking. I first read this as a High School student, seething with rebellion at having to read dusty old Shakespeare, his plays and his obscure poetry at all - and it exploded in my mind, and in my heart, bringing tears to my eyes. I have loved the works of this incredible writer ever since.
Source: Author Creedy

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