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Objective: Students will review important sections of Act III, Scenes I-VI A genda for February 3, 2015 1.Macbeth Act III Quiz 2.Review Quiz 3.Key Scenes
Banquo’s Soliloquy Suspects Macbeth but draws comfort from the fact that his sons will be kings Macbeth is not content with being king Sees Banquo as a threat Hires 2 murderers to Kill Banquo and Fleance
In the beginning of the act, there is a short, clipped conversation between Macbeth and Banquo. What does this signify? Macbeth says, “To be thus is nothing, But to be safely thus.” What does this mean? Macbeth compares the murderers to dogs when talking to the murderers. What is ironic about this statement?
Lady Macbeth laments that, although they have exactly what they wanted, they are not happy. Macbeth joins her and reveals his tortured thoughts. Admits that he feels vulnerable as long as Banquo and his son are alive. Does not include Lady Macbeth in his murder plans*** Tells Lady Macbeth to pay special attention to Banquo that night
“Oh, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife! Thou know’st that Banquo, and his Fleance, lives.” Meaning? Shows guilt “Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck, Till thou applaud the deed.” Meaning? What does this say about their relationship at this point in the play?
The murderers lie in wait for Banquo and Fleance They are joined by a third murderer Banquo is killed Fleance escapes Represents a turning point in the play Banquo’s dying words demand revenge
First murderer poetic in his words Meaning? Second murderer says he sees a light when Banquo approaches. Symbolic? Third murderer asks who put out the light. Symbolic? All agree is was for the best
Thanes of Scotland present at banquet hosted by Macbeth Macduff is not present Suspicious? Murderers update Macbeth Banquo was killed Fleance escaped Macbeth becomes absolutely distraught
Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo No one else can see the ghost, and the guests quickly become alarmed at Macbeth’s behavior. Lady Macbeth does her best to try to get Macbeth to keep it together while distracting the guests Claims he has had these fits since he was a child Macbeth says anyone who really knows him, knows this Finally, they ask everyone to leave.
“It will have blood, they say. Blood will have blood.” Meaning? “Almost at odds with morning, which is which.” What does this symbolize? Decides to return to see the witches and says, “I am in blood stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o'er.” Meaning?
We are introduced to Hecate, Queen of the Witches She is very angry with the witches for telling Macbeth about his future. “And, which is worse, all you have done/ Hath been but for a wayward son,/Spiteful and wrathful, who, as others do,/Loves for his own ends, not for you. Tells them to meet her the next day to see Macbeth
Hecate says, “And you all know, security/ Is mortals' chiefest enemy.” What does this mean? What do you think? Connections to today’s world?
Lennox’s speech-EXTREMELY SARCASTIC Learn that the Thanes are not loyal to Macbeth, but they are afraid of his many spies Lennox reveals his belief that Macbeth killed Duncan and Banquo. We learn that Macduff has gone to England Wants to join with Malcolm in attempting to remove Macbeth from the Scottish throne.
“The son of Duncan—From whom this tyrant holds the due of birth— Lives in the English court” Image of leader to a tyrant Macbeth receives a new foil Banquo up until his death Macduff for the rest of the play