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Act III scenes 1 and 2 Why does Macbeth ask Banquo so many apparently casual questions about where he is riding? Why should Macbeth be worried about Banquo.

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1 Act III scenes 1 and 2 Why does Macbeth ask Banquo so many apparently casual questions about where he is riding? Why should Macbeth be worried about Banquo (think about what he knows and about his character)? What “deed” does Macbeth tell Lady Macbeth about that she will applaud once she finds out what he has planned?

2 Act III scenes 3 and 4 How successful are the murderers in following Macbeth's instructions? Comment on what happens to Fleance, and why this matters to Macbeth. How does Lady Macbeth react when her husband sees (or believes he sees) Banquo's ghost?

3 Homework for Tuesday night
Read Act III scenes 5 and 6. *Be sure to read all side notes as well. Answer the following in your notebooks to be checked tomorrow. Why is this scene (scene 5) often discussed by Shakespearian scholars? What does the line “Security is mortal’s chiefest enemy mean?” Why has Macduff gone to see Malcolm in England?

4 The Banquet scene…

5 Macbeth Banquet Scene – your turn! due: Monday, Nov. 4
For this creative writing assignment, you get to decide how you would create the banquet scene (Act 3, Scene 4) if you were directing a movie of Macbeth.  Reread ACT III SCENE 4 FROM YOUR TEXT.   Then write at least five sentences on each of the following: Overall Concept: What is the overall idea, setting, time period, etc. of your film? (The film clips we just saw should give you some ideas…) BE CREATIVE!! Wild West? Communist China? Under the sea? Setting of the Scene: What specifically would the banquet room look like? Describe it so that an artist could create the scenery necessary. EXTRA CREDIT: Create an illustration of the banquet room. Costumes: What would the major characters wear and look like?  (Both setting & costumes should match your overall concept.) EXTRA CREDIT: Create an illustration of the costumes. Ghost: Describe the ghost in detail. Would the audience see it or would Macbeth just describe it in words as he “imagines” seeing it?

6 LADY MACBETH You lack the season of all natures, sleep.
MACBETH     I hear it by the way; but I will send:     There's not a one of them but in his house     I keep a servant fee'd. I will to-morrow,     And betimes I will, to the weird sisters:     More shall they speak; for now I am bent to know,  By the worst means, the worst. For mine own good,     All causes shall give way: I am in blood     Stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more,     Returning were as tedious as go o'er:     Strange things I have in head, that will to hand;     Which must be acted ere they may be scann'd. LADY MACBETH     You lack the season of all natures, sleep. MACBETH     Come, we'll to sleep. My strange and self-abuse     Is the initiate fear that wants hard use:     We are yet but young in deed. Dialogue: The last part of this project is to take these final lines and reword them to fit your setting. Be creative and have fun!!

7 Neanderthal era Stone Age Roman empire Ancient Greeks Chinese history (Ming Dynasty) Ancient tribes of Africa Industrial revolution of Britain Tudors Biblical Nazi era Civil War Revolutionary War The Great Depression Colonial Times California Gold Rush Far future Underwater Fantasy land

8 Song Summary #4 (II,iii-III,iv)
Well you know it's going from fair to foul, When a falcon gets killed by an owl. And the days are dark, And the winds howl Across the Scottish moor. And Macbeth's still feeling rotten, Even though he's the King of Scotland Because the whole thing has now gotten To be something of a chore. And his wife says, it's a party, man, Sit back and drink some wine The whole point of this king thing is to have a real good time But Macbeth's just killed his friend And he's seeing ghosts again. And I just checked the page count, And we're almost at the end. Not much more to go! Oh Macbeth, Macbeth, Macduff could prove a threat, And Fleance ain't dead yet and you are certain he'll be back, But Macbeth, Macbeth, let's just take a big deep breath, There's bound to be more death, But let's relax and just take it step by step.

9 Act III Macbeth Creative writing
Choose any 1 and complete by Friday. You will have both today and Friday to work in class.

10 Please remember… A “paragraph” in our class is a MINIMUM of 7-10 COMPLETE sentences. You will lose points for not capitalizing proper nouns and the beginnings of sentences. In many cases, personal pronouns and contractions ARE ACCEPTABLE in this creative writing assignment.

11 Act III, scene 1 Imagine you are a psychologist counseling Macbeth. Write 2 reports – one that you will keep in an official file, and then a private one that you will keep in your personal possessions. Each report must be at least a paragraph. Think about how the two reports MUST be different – if for nothing else than your own safety! (This assignment counts as TWO grades!)

12 Act III, scene 2 Lady Macbeth is finding that the murder of Duncan has not brought the happiness she had expected. Write a short soliloquy Lady Macbeth might add after the line “Naught’s had, all’s spent”. (Nothing is gained, everything is lost.) Try to use Shakespearean language as best as you can. Minimum of ten lines.

13 Act III, scene 3 Have you ever known someone who was distrustful of everybody and everything, regardless of circumstances or evidence? Why was this person so suspicious? What effect did this attitude have on the person and others? A one paragraph minimum answer, please.

14 Act III, scene 3 As Fleance, write a letter to your mother explaining the attack on you and Banquo (your father), how you escaped the murderers and who you suspect killed your father (and why). A minimum two paragraph answer, please.

15 Act III, scene 4 Write a news article that describes Macbeth’s bizarre behavior at the banquet. Be sure to include at least 2 direct quotations (you may make these up yourself) from guests at the banquet. Remember to include who, what, when, where and why in your article. Minimum one paragraph, please.

16 Act III, scene 5 Think of someone you know or have heard about who did something foolish because he or she was “over-confident”. Why is confidence an advantage and over-confidence a disadvantage? Be sure to include an explanation of the line “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy.” Minimum one paragraph, please.

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