Macbeth Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

Macbeth book cover
Start Your Free Trial

Which soliloquy in Macbeth best summarises the themes of the play?

Expert Answers info

accessteacher eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2009

write13,728 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and History

There are of course a number of soliloquies that could be selected as being the soliloquy that best captures the themes of this play, but arguably, Macbeth's soliloquy in Act III scene 1 after he has bidded farewell to Banquo and Fleance is the soliloquy that captures best the overriding ambition of Macbeth, which is of course one of the central themes of the play. He recognises in this soliloquy that Banquo still represents a major threat to him, not just because he is the only witness to the prophecies that the witches gave...

(The entire section contains 285 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


Further Reading:

check Approved by eNotes Editorial