Macbeth & Catcher in the Rye

First Prophecy Macbeth will become Thane of Glamis
Second Prophecy Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor
Third Prophecy Macbeth will become King of Scotland
First Apparition A floating helmet; beware of Macduff
Second Apparition A bloody child; no men born of women can kill Macbeth
Third Apparition A child with a crown holding a tree; Macbeth will be safe until Birnam Woods moves to Dunsinane
Banquo’s Revenge A line of eight kings of Banquo’s descendants, the last holding a mirror to reflect many more.
Act 1 The act where Banquo and Macbeth first hear of the witches’ prophecies. Banquo then goes to be crowned Thane of Cawdor for his heroic actions, and tells Lady Macbeth of the prophecies. Duncan and co. get invited to Macbeth’s house.
Act 2 The act where the deed is actually committed. Macbeth murders Duncan in his sleep, and Lady Macbeth covers it up. Macduff finds the dead Duncan, while the two princes leave the country.
Act 3 The act where Macbeth is pronounced King. He also sends to men to murder Banquo and his son, only to have Fleance escape. At the banquet, Banquo’s ghost shows up to haunt him. The witches get into trouble with Hecate as they meddled without her. Meanwhile in England, they are gathering an army to fight Macbeth.
Act 4 The act where Macbeth gets another three apparitions from the witches. He sends killers after Macduff’s family, killing the son and mother. Malcom and Macduff are talking of Macbeth’s tyranny, when Ross delivers the news of Macduff’s family.
Act 5 The act where the final battle happens. Lady Macbeth starts getting hallucinations for her guilt, and ends up killing herself. Macbeth is confident with his apparitions, while the army cuts trees and holds them up, making Birnam Woods ‘move towards’ Dunsinane. Macbeth quickly kills Siward Jr. and fights with Macduff, who was born from a C-Section. Macbeth gets beheaded and Malcom becomes the new King.
Macbeth The main protagonist of Macbeth. Started off as a brave man, but ended up as a power-hungry king.
Lady Macbeth The wife of Macbeth. The one who influenced Macbeth to kill Duncan, covering up his tracks. However, she suffers from guilt later on and suicides.
Banquo A friend of Macbeth who he kills in fear of his descendants being the next kings.
Fleance Banquo’s son
Duncan The King of Scotland
Malcolm The oldest son of Duncan; he flees to England after his father’s death to start a revolt against Macbeth
Donalbain The younger son of Duncan; he flees to Ireland after his father’s death.
Macduff A Scottish nobleman born of C-Section. He is the one who found Duncan dead.
Ross & Lennox Noblemen of Scotland
Holden Caulfield Protagonist of Catcher in the Rye. Clinically depressed, with an ambition to preserve innocence and youth.
Phoebe Caulfield Sister of Holden. Bright red hair, and young, Holden describes her as wise, innocent and funny.
Allie Caulfield Younger brother of Holden who passed away a few years ago due to leukemia. Holden thought he was the better son; smarter and better than him.
Red Hunting Hat Symbolizes Holden wanting to be tough with his ‘red hair’ and be more like his other siblings. Uses it as a defense mechanism sometimes.
Innocence Main theme in Catcher in the Rye. Holden always ways to preserve innocence, thinking kids are not phonies. He believes kids can do no wrong, and they are always funny, kind, and light-hearted. For example, erasing profanity on walls
Death Theme in both Macbeth and Catcher in the Rye. Both protagonists have thought about their own death, lost someone to death, and has had death around them.
Mental Health In both Macbeth and Catcher in the Rye. Both protagonists have thought about suicide and has gone through withdrawal. Holden was going through depression, and Macbeth is going crazy with ambition.
Temptation In both Macbeth and Catcher in the Rye. Both protagonists are temped by power (albeit different types), people (Phoebe and Lady Macbeth) and death (suicide and killing).

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