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Bell-ringer: 11/13/12: Review of Vocab. Copy and complete the following sentences using the word bank: A. Requiem B. Valiant C. Munificence D. apparitions E. Ambivalent F. Equivocation

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bell ringer 11 13 12 review of vocab
Bell-ringer: 11/13/12: Review of Vocab
  • Copy and complete the following sentences using the word bank:
  • A. Requiem B. Valiant C. Munificence
  • D. apparitions E. Ambivalent F. Equivocation

1. The _____________ warrior continued to fight against the three headed monster despite having a broken arm and no shield.

2. Ashley and Kim refused to visit Aunt Mabel; her home was notoriously known for strange sounds and frightening ________________.

3. If it was not for the overwhelming _______________ of the unknown donor, I would not have been able to have my lung transplant.

macbeth analysis

Macbeth Analysis

Classroom notes and slides.

mood versus tone
Mood versus Tone
  • What is the difference between mood and tone?
  • Definition of mood:

Definition of tone:

Examples of tone:

act i scene i macbeth
Act I/Scene I Macbeth
  • 1. What effect is Shakespeare creating by beginning the play with this scene?
  • 2. What do you suppose is suggested by the line, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair?” (think about equivocation)
  • 3. What poetic device is used in this scene and to what effect?
bell ringer activity macbeth act i
Bell-ringer Activity: Macbeth Act I
  • 1. Define mood:

2. Describe the mood of the opening scene? Provide examples to support your answer.

3. Define alliteration:

4. Provide an example of alliteration.

5. How are witches viewed in Elizabethan society? Why do you think witches were used in the opening scene?

writing prompt
Writing Prompt
  • Complete this writing prompt by writing a minimum of 3-5 sentences: Think about your own ambition and the people you would describe as ambitious. When is ambition good? When is it undesirable or even evil?
br macbeth act i scene ii
BR: Macbeth Act I/Scene II
  • 1. Identify the characters in Scene II.
  • 1. What can be inferred about Macbeth’s character in Act I/Scene II?
  • 2. Define simile. Provide an example from the text.
  • 3. How is Macdonwald killed?
bell ringer copy the sentences and fill in the blanks with the correct vocabulary words
Bell-ringer: copy the sentences and fill in the blanks with the correct vocabulary words

1. My manipulative brother was known to always ___________ his customers; he was a true salesman who sold nothing but low quality merchandise to innocent people.

2. I dread commuting in the car with my grandpa; he is extremely ___________ and consistently bickers with my mother.

reminders announcements
  • Quiz: Monday November 19th on Theatrical Conventions and Vocabulary.
  • Monday: bring your books!!
  • Today:
  • Recap of Scene II
  • Scene III
  • Analysis of: rhythm, characterization, aside, soliloquy and dramatic irony
review of monday
Review of Monday
  • Please copy into your notebooks:
  • 1. Macbeth can be described as ___________
  • 2. The setting of the play in Scene II is ________
  • 3. The traitor of Scotland is ___________
  • 4. Macbeth is awarded the title of ___________
after the quiz
After the quiz…
  • After you quiz, go through your Macbeth questions and make sure you have completed Scene I questions and Scene II questions.
  • I advise you to do your own and not copy someone else’s. Copying robs you of understanding what you are supposed to be learning!
interactive activity 1
Interactive Activity 1
  • Cut and past lines 8-23 in your notebooks.
  • 1. Underline with a red pencil the example of the simile.
  • 2. Write beside the underlined section, the imagery that is being created.
  • 3. Underline parts of the passage that suggest/imply the characterization of Macbeth. (blue pencil)
  • 4. Underline the outcome of the battle: identify beside the passage what happened. (Green passage)
br macbeth act i scene iii
BR: Macbeth Act I/Scene III
  • 1. What does the audience learn about the Weird sisters from their conversation at the beginning of the scene?
understanding dramatic irony
Understanding Dramatic Irony
  • Identify the three types of irony (write this for question #2 before answering the question..)
  • 2. When Macbeth says, “so foul and fair a day I have not seen,” to what is he referring? What could be the dramatic irony in this line?
the witches
The Witches
  • Describe the physical appearances of the weird sisters.
  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
comprehension questions
Comprehension questions

4. Identify the three prophecies:

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.

5. What do the Weird Sisters see in the future for Banquo?

interactive activity 2
Interactive Activity 2

Copy and paste the passage lines 127-142 into your notebooks.

Underneath the passage identify the difference between a soliloquy and an aside.



Underline two examples within the passage that suggest the idea of equivocation.

announcements and agenda
Announcements and Agenda
  • Announcements: Quiz Act I Thursday December 6th
  • Character study begins today!
  • Agenda:
  • 1. characterization
  • 2. Analysis of King Duncan and Lady Macbeth
macbeth activity identifying literary devices
Macbeth Activity: Identifying Literary Devices
  • In groups of two complete the activity by:
  • 1. identifying which literary device is evident in the examples.
  • 2. Explaining why you chose that literary device.
    • You can provided the definition and underline the evidence.
    • ** Submitting it, completed at the end of class will give you and additional 5 points on your quiz today.
group activity
Group Activity
  • Complete the activity on various literary techniques and devices.
  • Turn in the activity at the end of class.
bell ringer activity
Bell-Ringer Activity!
  • Writing Prompt: choose one of the following prompts and write a response to it:
  • “If I could have one wish…” (explain)
  • “I am looking forward to…” (explain)

(5 sentence min)

Make sure to include the following:

1. A compound sentence joined by a comma and conjunction.

2. A compound sentence joined by a semicolon.

bell ringer activity1
Bell-ringer Activity
  • Answer the following questions as review for Macbeth:
  • 1. What is the difference between a soliloquy and an aside?
  • 2. How can we characterize Macbeth in Scene II?
  • 3. Define equivocation: how does this idea connect to the witches?
  • 4. Identify the three prophecies made by the witches. How does Banquo react? How does Macbeth react?
br macbeth act i scene iv
BR: Macbeth Act I/Scene IV
  • Copy and answer the following questions:
  • Who is executed at the beginning of scene four?
  • What does Duncan mean when he says “there’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face?”
  • Who does King Duncan declare to be heir of the thrown?
  • How does Macbeth react to this announcement?
br macbeth act i scene v
BR: Macbeth Act I/Scene V
  • Insert passage from Lady Macbeth
  • 1. What is characterization? How would you describe Lady Macbeth?
br macbeth act i scene vi
BR: Macbeth: Act I/Scene VI
  • 1. Define
    • Verbal irony:
    • Dramatic irony:
    • Which irony is presented in Scene VI?
    • Define soliloquy.
    • How does Macbeth feel in his soliloquy in Scene VII?
br review for quiz copy down and answer the questions
BR: Review for Quiz: copy down and answer the questions.
  • How would you describe the opening scene?
  • What poetic device is used in “fair is foul and foul is fair?”
  • Who is the traitor of Scotland?
  • Define dramatic irony.
  • Define equivocation.
  • How does Banquo react to the witches’ prophecies?
  • What is Macbeth’s tragic flaw?
bell ringer activity2
Bell-ringer Activity
  • Identify the following movie characters as having positive or negative ambition. Explain one character’s ambitions from what you remember.
bell ringer activity introduction to macbeth
Bell-ringer Activity: Introduction to Macbeth.
  • Turn to page _______ and complete the following questions.
bell ringer 12 5
Bell-ringer 12/5

Copy and correct the following sentences.

  • 1 washington d.c the capitol of our country have many great historical cites and amazing restarants.
  • 2. Tomorro we will be goin to Toms birthday party.
  • 3. When I turn forty five I would have been a coal miner for twenty two years.
bell ringer 12 51
Bell-ringer: 12/5
  • Copy and correct the following sentences:
  • 1. jakwon quanesha and riley has all ben recognize for there excellent participaton in class today? (10 mistakes)
  • 2. I canot beleive the test results exclaimed wayne. (6 mistakes)
  • 3. I would like to have the folowing topings on my pizza musrooms onions Pineapple and sprinkles. (7 mistakes)
announcements and agenda1
Announcements and Agenda
  • Announcements:
  • Quiz Act I : tomorrow/8th = Friday
  • Act I Comprehension Questions due tomorrow
  • Act II Comprehension questions
  • Journal prompts due: 12/19/12 TEST GRADE
  • Turn to page 339: quick review
  • In your notebooks, below the passage of Lady Macbeth define FOIL.
  • How are Lady Macbeth and Macbeth different?
scene five questions
Scene Five Questions
  • 1. What is the purpose of the letter?
  • 6. Why does Lady Macbeth pray to be unsexed?
  • 8. In what way does Lady Macbeth’s advice to Macbeth relate to the ‘fair is foul’ theme?
scene 6 listen as we read both 6 and 7
Scene 6: listen as we read both 6 and 7
  • Copy the following quote for question 1/Scene 6:
  • “This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle senses”
  • What is dramatically ironic about this?
scene 7
Scene 7
  • Cut and paste Macbeth’s soliloquy into your notebooks. Title the page: Internal Conflict.
  • Chiamus:
br macbeth act i scene vii
BR: Macbeth Act I/Scene VII
  • The following adjectives could describe either Macbeth or Lady Macbeth. By referring to the text, use the two column chart, and correctly match the characteristics.
  • Spiteful greedy conflicted
  • Worried ambitious driven
  • Guilt-ridden careless vile
  • Guilt-free distraught fearful
  • Cruel controlling woeful
announcements and agenda2
Announcements and Agenda
  • Yesterday you received…
  • 1. Study guide for Semester 1 Exam: exam is on 12/19/12
  • 2. Journal prompts: due 12/19/12 (A TEST GRADE)

Today’s Agenda

  • Macbeth Act 1 Quiz
  • Turn in Macbeth Act I Questions. I am not accepting these late.
quiz and after quiz
Quiz and after quiz..
  • You may write on the quiz: use a blank sheet of paper if necessary.
  • Talking = zero
  • After the quiz, work on character study.
  • After character study, work on journal prompts
  • If your character is Banquo simply work on Journal Prompts. We will be analyzing Banquo more on Monday.
  • I will be checking work at end of class for a daily grade.
bell ringer activity 12 10
Bell-ringer Activity 12/10
  • Copy and correct the following mistakes in the following sentences.
  • 1. macbeth and lady macbeth is a strong couple and they’re atitudes difer regarding the plot to kill king duncan.
  • 2. inverness macbeths castle is the setting for the murder of king duncan.
  • 3. how do macbeth and lady macbeth plan 2 kill the king at the conclusion of act 3 of william shakespeares macbeth!
announcements and agenda3
Announcements and Agenda
  • Announcements:
  • 1. Semester One Exam: Wednesday, December 19th. (Did you receive a study guide?)
  • 2. Journal prompts: due Wednesday December 19th. (Did you receive the prompts?)
  • 3. review day: Monday December 17th.
  • 4. Did you hand in your Macbeth comprehension questions?
copy the following concepts into your notebook
Copy the following concepts into your notebook
  • Plato’s concept of The Natural Order of Things:
  • Concept: everything in the world is placed in a specific place and has a natural order: from the tiniest grain of sand to the heavens above. If this order is disturbed then all chaos is unraveled.
  • 1. How is Plato’s concept affected in the play after Act II?
theme natural versus unnatural
Theme: natural versus unnatural
  • Unnatural Natural
  • After watching the clip, write down your thoughts in two sentences. Do you believe this director believes in the natural or unnatural forces of the play?
Bell-ringer: Create a two column chart and list the topics in one column and the right type of report in the second column. List a few details and ideas as to what you would research etc.
bell ringer analyzing character macbeth lady macbeth and banquo
Bell-ringer: Analyzing Character: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and Banquo.
  • Complete the following prompt using one of the 3 characters above. Minimum of 5 sentences.
announcements and agenda 12 12 12
Announcements and Agenda: 12/12/12
  • Announcements:
  • 1. Next Wednesday: Semester 1 Exam: Submit study guide for an extra 5points on exam 
  • 2. Journal Prompts: Due next Wednesday.
  • 3. Missing work….some of you are missing assignments: currently those grades are zeroes: submit for partial credit.
  • Today:
  • Analyzing theme
  • Comprehension questions.
analyzing theme and motif why does shakespeare use theme
Analyzing theme and motif. Why does Shakespeare use theme?
  • Copy the following definition: motif: a reoccurring theme or idea presented in a text.
  • The following are repeated themes/motifs in the play so far…
  • 1. birds:
  • 2. blood:
  • 3. sleep:
  • 4. darkness:
the various bird and their meanings
The various bird and their meanings.
  • Falcon is a solar emblem for success, victory and rising above a situation.
  • Raven: is a symbol of death and can also protect against death: example: tower of London.
  • Eagle: stands for that power of rising above the earth
  • Sparrow: simple, delicate and charming
  • Owl: obscurity, wise, insightful, mystical.
activity in groups of 2
Activity: in groups of 2
  • Instructions: in groups of two, brainstorm and discuss the meaning and significance of the following themes present in Macbeth:
  • 1. Blood
  • 2. Sleep.
  • Complete the chart provided on your worksheet. 15 minutes.
remaining of class period
Remaining of class period…
  • Develop and work on your character study: I will check this at the end of class for a progress grade.
  • Work on your comprehension questions for Act II. These will be due at the end of class tomorrow.
bell ringer activity3
Bell-ringer Activity
  • Copy, translate, and respond, in one well written paragraph (5-6 sentences), to the following quote:

“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.”

  • -Epictetus, ancient Greek philosopher.
macbeth act ii scene i
Macbeth Act II/Scene I
  • Create a list of actors/actresses to play the following characters in a modern adaption of Macbeth. Choose a setting for the play and list props/lighting used. (be as creative as possible! You can set the play in outer space)
  • Macbeth
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Banquo
  • King Duncan
  • Fleance
  • The three witches
  • Malcolm
  • Donalbain
br macbeth act ii scene ii copy what is below
BR: Macbeth Act II/Scene II: copy what is below.
  • Definition: motif: a reoccurring theme or idea presented in a text.
  • The following are motifs in the play, Macbeth:
    • Birds
    • Liquids
    • Light and Dark
    • Sleep
    • 1. Identify what the following birds could symbolize:
    • Eagle, hawk, raven, dove, sparrows, owl, and falcon.
br macbeth act ii scene iii
BR: Macbeth Act II/Scene III
  • What is comic relief?
  • Who discovers Duncan’s body?
  • Why do Malcolm and Donalbain flee?
  • Identify the part of plot this scene signifies.
bell ringer macbeth act ii scene iv
Bell-ringer: Macbeth Act II/Scene IV
  • Define FOIL.

How do the following characters foil one another?

Macbeth versus Macduff

Macbeth versus Banquo

bell ringer activity vocabulary
Bell-ringer activity: vocabulary
  • Look up and define one of these words in a dictionary: contentious, requiem, munificence, or approbation. (2min)
  • *Use the word to construct your own multiple-choice question like the ones from the previous bell-ringer. (2 min)
  • * Exchange questions with another student. (2 min)
bell ringer the following vocabulary words will be on your next quiz define all words
Bell-ringer: the following vocabulary words will be on your next quiz. Define all words
  • Equivocation
  • Vindictive
  • Contentious
  • Requiem
  • Munificence
  • Nihilistic/nihilism
  • Ambivalent
  • Valiant
  • Apparition
  • Immiscible
bell ringer activity vocabulary1
Bell-ringer activity: vocabulary
  • Choose five vocabulary words and write five compound-complex sentences.
  • If you do not know definitions, define!
bell ringer macbeth act iii scene v
Bell-ringer: Macbeth Act III/Scene V
  • Etymology = the study of the history of words
  • From scene 5/Act 3 on Thursday…. Page 577
  • Who is Hecate?
  • What does she say about Macbeth?
  • What are her plans for Macbeth?
bell ringer macbeth act 5
Bell-ringer: Macbeth Act 5
  • Copy the questions and answer.
  • To be nihilistic is to be ____________________.
  • How could this word connect to and describe Macbeth in Act 5/Scene 5?
bell ringer concluding macbeth
Bell-ringer: concluding Macbeth.
  • Write a minimum of 2 paragraphs. Use specific examples from the play to support your opinion.
  • Look over and analyze the characteristics of a tragic hero from your historical context notes (I gave them back to you, graded). Identify the characteristics and explain if you think Macbeth is a ‘tragic hero.’ Use each characteristic to explain ‘yes’ or ‘no’
  • In your opinion, do you believe this is a tragedy? Let’s open this up for debate and discussion!