I am writing a eulogy for Macbeth for a project. What are some good topics/ points I could mention or elaborate on?
I am considering writing one for Macbeth. If there would be a better character to do a eulogy on feel free to let me know.
A eulogy is a speech, writing, intended to praise a person after their death. In order to write a eulogy for a character in Macbeth, one needs to find things which they did which would be worthy of praise. The following points could be used in order to create a eulogy.
Macbeth- While his ambition caused his downfall (his hamartia, or tragic flaw), Macbeth was an ambitious man. This ambition was what allowed Duncan to recognize him as a good and loyal man. Outside of that, Macbeth desired to make his wife happy and loved her very much.
Lady Macbeth- Lady Macbeth was a women with great persuasive ability. Not only that, she was a wonderful actress (think the fainting spell used to take focus off of Macbeth after Duncan is discovered dead). Like her husband, she is devoted to their love (be it for true love or power).
Duncan- Duncan was a man who trusted people. While this led to his demise, it would be a point one could bring up in a eulogy. He also had strong feelings for family, given he named his son to the throne (once he is unable to rule).
Banquo- Banquo is Macbeth's friend, initially. Banquo is a far better man than Macbeth (as seen in the quote from the witches "lesser than Macbeth, and greater"). He supports his friend and the kingdom. In the end, the importance over what is right proves him to be a better man than Macbeth.