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Macbeth Act I Writing Prompt 1. Macbeth struggles with his conscience and the fear of eternal damnation if he murders Duncan. Lady Macbeths conflict arises.

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1 Macbeth Act I Writing Prompt 1. Macbeth struggles with his conscience and the fear of eternal damnation if he murders Duncan. Lady Macbeths conflict arises when Macbeths courage begins to falter. Lady Macbeth has great control over Macbeths actions. What tactics does she use to gain control over him? Cite examples from Act I. Does she solve her conflict through her actions? Cite examples from Act I.

2 Macbeth Act I Writing Prompt 2. Shakespeare begins Macbeth with Witches talking on a barren stretch of land in a thunder storm. This creates a certain atmosphere and mood. What images contributed to the evil atmosphere? Do you feel this mood continues through Act I? Did the actions and dialog of the main characters reinforce this atmosphere? 1. Macbeth struggles with his conscience and the fear of eternal damnation if he murders Duncan. Lady Macbeths conflict arises when Macbeths courage begins to falter. Lady Macbeth has great control over Macbeths actions. What tactics does she use to gain control over him? Cite examples from Act I. Does she solve her conflict through her actions? Cite examples from Act I.

3 The Witches are characters that have a powerful impact on the play, but have very few lines. Banquo says that he can not sleep because he is thinking about them. Macbeth says that he has not thought about them at all. How do the characters of Macbeth and Banquo differ and what influence have the Witches had on each character? Macbeth is alone while Lady Macbeth returns the bloody daggers when he says, Will all great Neptunes ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incaradine, Making the green one red. Lady Macbeth returns will blood on her hands as well. What does the blood symbolize? Cite examples from the play.

4 Compare and contrast the murders of Banquo and Duncan. How does the murder of Banquo show the change in Macbeth?


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