We think you have liked this presentation. If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. Share buttons are a little bit lower. Thank you!
Presentation is loading. Please wait.
Published byRickey Shon
Modified over 2 years ago
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds Act I, scenes iv-vii Macbeth Mrs. Mckniff
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds Act I, scene iv 1.Why was the former Thane of Cawdor executed? A: He betrayed his King and country by assisting the attempted invasion. 1.Why was the former Thane of Cawdor executed? A: He betrayed his King and country by assisting the attempted invasion.
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds Macbeth, Act I scene iv 2. What effect does Shakespeare create by having Macbeth and Banquo enter just as they are discussing the execution of the former Thane of Cawdor? A: Their well-timed entrance creates dramatic and visual irony. Macbeth-having already contemplated murdering Duncan—enters just as Duncan is lamenting the inability to read a man’s inner thoughts and see disloyalty before it is too late.
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds Scene iv 3. What announcement does the King make to everyone present and what is Macbeth’s reaction? A: Duncan announces that his son Malcolm is Prince of Cumberland –heir to the Scottish throne. Macbeth feels cheated. He thought (given the witches’ prediction, the promise of ‘something greater’ that he would be named heir to the throne. Now he must somehow ‘o’erleap’ being the legitimately named heir-or give up his ambition to be king. 4. In his last speech in this scene, what does Macbeth reveal? Macbeth is again entertaining some evil thought (‘my black and deep desires’)-presumably murdering Duncan. Yet he again decides against it (‘let that be, which the eye fears, when it is done, to see’).
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds Act I, scene v 1.What is the purpose of the letter? A: Macbeth does not tell his wife anything the audience does not already know so Shakespeare does not use the letter for exposition. But Lady Macbeth’s reaction to the letter offers considerable insight into her character and Macbeth’s, as well as their relationship. 2. What do we learn about Macbeth from Lady Macbeth’s reaction to the letter? A: Lady Macbeth confirms what we already know: Macbeth is a man with both aspirations and integrity. He ‘would (desire to) be great,’ is ‘not without ambition,’ but is not willing to do anything wrong to achieve his ambition.
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds Scene v 3. What do we learn about Lady Macbeth from her reaction to the letter? A: While Macbeth’s initial reaction to the witches’ prophecy was fear (as Banquo pointed out in I, iii) Lady Macbeth seems energized. Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth think immediately of murdering Duncan, but as Macbeth twice decides against such an act, Lady Macbeth commits herself to this plan of action. In this sense, Lady Macbeth is a ‘stronger’ person than Macbeth in that he wavers between whether or not to commit the assassination. But we must not forget that the deed that Macbeth is ‘afraid’ to do is an illegal, immoral act. Our first image of Macbeth was carving through the soldiers on the battlefield and splitting the rebel Macdonwald in half. Lady Macbeth is also shrewd enough to know her husband’s ‘weakness,’ and apparently how to help him ‘overcome it. Lady Macbeth is also shrewd enough to know her husband’s ‘weakness,’ and apparently how to help him ‘overcome it.
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds Scene v 4. Does Lady Macbeth fear Macbeth will not be king if he does not murder Duncan? A: No, Lady Macbeth acknowledges that he is Glamis and Cawdor, and she says, “and shalt be that which thou art promised’ (king)/ What she fears is that he is too good a man to ‘catch the nearest way.” 5. How does the news about King Duncan’s expected arrival affect her? What is she planning? A: She can not believe the opportunity and is already planning the King’s murder.
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds Scene v 6. Why does Lady Macbeth pray to be unsexed? A: She wished to turn off her ‘feminine’ conscience and be the brutal, strong, male capable of murder. 7. What does Shakespeare establish in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s first exchange when Macbeth arrives home? A: Shakespeare establishes how well Macbeth knows his wife. They speak of the murder ‘this night’s great business’ in vague, ambiguous terms. Lady Macbeth could simply be talking about preparing Duncan’s meal and his lodging, but Shakespeare has Lady Macbeth comment on Macbeth’s facial expressions to let the audience know that he understands exactly what she is talking about.
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds Scene v 8. In what way does Lady Macbeth’s advice to Macbeth relate to the ‘fair is foul’ theme? A: Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth that he should seem to welcome Duncan while preparing to murder him.
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds Act I, scene vi 1.What is the purpose of this brief scene? A: We receive no new information in this scene, there is very little (if any) character revelation, and the plot is not advanced at all. The sole purpose of this scene is for Shakespeare to build dramatic irony: Duncan is pleased with how welcoming and comfortable the castle appears while the audience knows that Duncan’s murder has already been planned within the castle’s walls. 2. How does this scene contribute to the ‘fair is foul’ theme? A: The castle appears ‘fair’ to Duncan yet is ‘foul’ within. Lady Macbeth, who has placed herself in charge of the murder plot, appears gracious to her royal guest.
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds SCENE vii 1.What arguments does Macbeth raise for not doing it? A: Macbeth recognized that murdering Duncan would not be the end of his troubles, but the beginning. The act would be especially horrid because Macbeth is not only his subject but also a relative. Worse yet, he, as Duncan’s host, should be protecting him from others, not committing harm. Duncan has been a good King and does not deserve to be murdered. 2. What does he finally conclude? A: Weighing the reasons he should not do it, her realizes that his growing ambition is really the only thing that pushes him toward the evil.
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds Scene vii 3. What consequences does Macbeth fear if he commits the murder? A: Macbeth fears both physical and spiritual consequences. First he knows that by killing Duncan, he’d ‘jump the life to come,’ or damn his immortal soul. Secondly he knows that his murdering Duncan to become king will set a precedent and someone may one day kill him to become king. 4. What does Lady Macbeth say in an attempt to goad her husband into the murder? A: She attacks him on two fronts: his love for her and his manliness.
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds Scene vii 5. Macbeth’s response to her about what a man may dare is frequently quoted. What is his meaning? A: Remember our first image of Macbeth carving his way through the foot soldiers, slicing Macdonwald in half, and cutting off his head. Macbeth is no coward. The cold-blooded murder of a trusted friend, kinsman, and guest is not a ‘manly’ act, but the act of a beast. 6. What is the point of Lady Macbeth’s baby imagery? A: By using the image of a baby at a mother’s breast, Shakespeare arouses a picture of warmth, love, and family; Lady Macbeth then shatters this image by saying that she would knock the infant’s brain out before she would go back on an oath the way Macbeth has just done.”
Copyright © 2004 Glenna R. Shaw & FTC Publishing Design Elements Courtesy of Awesome BackgroundsAwesome Backgrounds Scene vii 7. What exposition does Shakespeare give the audience in this scene? A: Lady Macbeth explains to her husband –and the audience– how they are going to commit the murder and on whom they are going to cast suspicion.
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth Notes. Act 1 Scene 1 Summary Summary –The three witches are introduced. They inform the reader that they are going to meet.
Macbeth Act 1: Discussion Questions 1. Why does Shakespeare open the play by showing the witches? Why is it good for Macbeth not to appear first? 2. How.
Macbeth William Shakespeare Act I Scene i Scene i: 3 witches are gathered in the woods, discussing when to meet Macbeth because they know something about.
MACBETH ACT I. THE SETTING SCOTLAND 1100 A.D. SCOTLAND IS DIVIDED INTO SECTIONS OF LAND.
Macbeth-Act I Objective: Students will review important sections of Act I, Scenes I-VII Agenda for January 28, Macbeth Act I Quiz 2.Review Quiz.
Let’s review what we have read……. Macbeth by William Shakespeare.
Macbeth Act One. Scene One Setting: Deserted Heath Setting: Deserted Heath Three witches—Thunder and lightening foreshadow possibility of evil to come.
Scene Summaries. Act I Summaries Scene i – three witches decide to meet with Macbeth after the battle Scene ii – Macbeth defeats traitor & King gives.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Macbeth Act 1 Scene 1 What two main enemies does the kingdom of Scotland face? How are they overcome? Macdonwald Macbeth killed him.
Act I. The witches plan to meet with Macbeth: “Fair is foul...” the line between good and evil Act I, scene i.
Act 1. MACBETH ACT 1 Scene 1 Characters: The Weird Sisters Themes: Fate Natural and the Unnatural CHARACTER’S INTRODUCED THEMES PRESENT.
Macbeth Act 1. Scene 1 The witches want to meet with Macbeth Heath: wide open hill Graymalkin – 1 st witch helper – gray cat Paddock – 2 nd witch helper.
Act I scenes 4,5,6,7. At the palace, King Duncan asks Malcolm if the Thane of Cawdor's execution has taken place. Malcolm tells him that the nobleman.
William Shakespeare pp. 193–277. Macbeth Act I Introduction Scene I Three witches discuss their plans to meet with Macbeth when the battle has ended.
Macbeth Act 1. Scene 1 The witches want to meet with Macbeth ________________: wide open hill __________________ – 1 st witch helper – gray cat __________________.
Macbeth Act I all Shakespeare’s plays follow a 5 part structure based of Roman plays – esp. by Terence and Seneca, which in turn originated in the 5 part.
“When shall we three meet again? When the hurley burley’s done, When the battle’s lost and won… Act I.
From Shakespeare Set Free; Teaching A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth.
Act I. Three Witches appear on a heath (an open field) in the midst of a darkening storm. Remember: Shakespeare is writing this play during the reign.
Macbeth By The Simpsons. Macbeth A great warrior; Scottish general; Thane of Glamis; Fought for his country and his king; A hero.
THINGS ARE NOT AS THEY APPEAR Appearance vs. Reality John Secord-Eden Andrew Sneddon.
Macbeth Act I Mrs. Mckniff Act I, scene 1 1. What effect is Shakespeare creating by beginning the play with this scene? A: Shakespeare is creating.
Themes: Appearance versus Reality The reality of a situation is very rarely what it appears to be in Macbeth and there are many examples of this. This.
Macbeth Reading Notes. Act I Scene I Witches serve as foreshadowing “Fair is foul….” = nothing is what is seems.
William Shakespeare Siegen Lange Nathanael Durant Jon Raasch Zachary Berger Act 1, Scene 4.
ISU Reading Tragedy The Tragic Hero Act 1 Scenes 4-7 (read) Act 1 Scenes 4-7 (summary) Act 1 Scenes 4-7 (watch) 18 min. Time to work on.
Macbeth Act I Scenes i thru vii synopsis. Scene i Three witches predicted the future/made a cantation about Macbeth. They used a hang man’s noose, a hand.
Something wicked this way comes….. MACBETH Power has a price… Paid in blood.
Shakespeare - MACBETH Characters Duncan-King of Scotland Malcolm-Prince of Cumberland (eldest son and heir to throne) Donalbain-second son Macbeth-Thane.
Macbeth Act III Banquo sees that the prophecy has come true but suspects Macbeth’s foul play in achieving it. Macbeth fears Banquo Banquo because.
Act 1, scene 4 and 5. At the end of this lesson we will have studied the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in more detail.
DECEPTION HOW IT IS EXPRESSED IN MACBETH BY ANNA, SIMGE & LOUISE.
ACT 1 SCENE SUMMARIES Macbeth. 1:1 – An Open Field (heath) Characters: Three witches Action: Three witches meet in an open field, speaking about a war.
Macbeth Brittani Hatton P.4. Author of Macbeth – William Shakespeare.
Macbeth Act 1 Three witches - element of the supernatural. (King James, of England, fascinated by the supernatural). Shakespeare wanted the King to like.
Macbeth Act 1 Character analysis Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, and King Duncan By Patrick Qi.
DISCUSSION TOPICS AND LINES ( ACT 1 ). What was the weather like when Macbeth met three witches ?
Macbeth Shakespeare’s shortest and bloodiest tragedy, Macbeth tells the story of a brave Scottish general (Macbeth) who receives a prophecy from a trio.
Macbeth Review Fill in the blanks.. I know you know this… At the beginning, Macbeth is a ____________ soldier.
POWER IN SHAKESPEARE. INTRODUCTION Definition of Power: ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something. Power helps people accomplish.
Focus Questions: Act I. Focus Questions Macbeth Focus Questions What does it mean when the witches say that theyll meet again when the hurley burleys.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.
Macbeth Summary The play opens with the three witches, who speak in riddles, and say they will soon meet Macbeth. A wounded soldier on the battlefield.
Macbeth Act 5. Scene 1 Themes and Characters Themes: Ambition Violence Fate Nature and the Unnatural Characters: Gentlewoman Doctor Lady Macbeth.
$200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 In the beginning Death of.
Do-Now: Part 1: Can ambition be dangerous in an individual's quest for power or personal gain? Explain. What are the benefits of being ambitious? Explain.
Macbeth Act One Scene One -Line 10 “Fair is foul, and foul is fair.”
© 2017 SlidePlayer.com Inc. All rights reserved.