Macbeth Act II and III English 12
Warm Up • Motif-arecurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary,artistic,ormusicalwork. • Name some motifs we have seen in Macbeth.
Act I Recap • Witches planning evil involving Macbeth • Battlefield-Norway vs. Scotland-Macbeth proves himself in battle • Traitor Thane of Cawdor executed-Macbeth takes his place. • Witches tell Macbeth he will be Thane of Cawdor and eventually king/Banquo’s son will be king.
Act I Recap • Witches' Thane of Cawdor prophecy comes true • Macbeth sends word to his wife/King Duncan will be staying the night in his castle. • Lady Macbeth decides they must kill the King/makes a plan • She manipulates Macbeth by questioning his manhood • By end of Act I, Macbeth is determined to carry out the plan
Act I Scene 6 Pages 332-333 19. What is ironic about Banquo’s comments about Macbeth’s castle? (Lines 3-6) This guest of summer, The temple-haunting martlet, does approve By his loved mansionry that the heaven’s breath Smells wooingly here He is describing Macbeth’s castle as beautiful, when it really is the home of a murderous couple.
Act I Scene 7 Pages 333-335 20. What do subjects owe their king? What do hosts owe their guests? (Lines 12-16) • A subject should always honor their king. As, a host it should be Macbeth’s job to protect Duncan from all harm.
Act I Scene 7 Pages 333-335 21. How does this image contribute to the atmosphere? (Lines 56-58) I would while it was smiling in my face; Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, And dashed the brains out, It darkens the atmosphere, and shows the couple’s plans to be horrible and unnatural.
Act I Scene 7 Pages 333-335 22. How does Shakespeare show a change in Macbeth’s character at this point in the play? (Lines 81-82) Away and mock the time with fairest show: False face must hide what the false heart doth know. The courageous war hero has become like his wife: someone who acts kind in public, but is privately plotting evil deeds.
Lady Macbeth Soliloquy • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xHlngY6Bgk • 2:20-4:15
Lady Macbeth’s Soliloquy (Mr. Baun Version) The evil bird’s croaking is the perfect sound for Duncan’s deadly visit to our castle. I call on you, dark spirits; murderous spirits. I no longer want to be sweet and nice like some ladies. I want these spirits to make me cruel and ruthless from my head down to my toes. Thicken my blood so I am not able to feel bad about the murder I am involved in. I want no natural feelings of pity to distract me from the foul deeds I must do.
Lady Macbeth’s Soliloquy (Mr. Baun Version) Come to my breast, and replace the milk with envy and hatred. They will fuel my murderous plot. Make me like other cold-blooded killers, who secretly serve evil forces. Please give me the darkest night, and the thickest, blackest smoke from the pits of hell. I hope the night covers me from the sins I am committing. I do not want to see the stab wound, and I do not want thoughts of God to distract me from what I must do.
Let’s take a closer look! • In groups of two or three, rewrite each section of Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy in your own words. • When finished answer this question in COMPLETE SENTENCES on the back of your paper: Did breaking the soliloquy down in sections help you make sense of the language? Why?
Quiz • Multiple Choice • True or False • Vocabulary • Short answer • Shakespeare’s background • Reading comprehension • Literary elements(the definitions you have been writing down on the back of your packets)
Warm Up • Take a few minutes to study for the quiz.
Act II, Scenes 1-2 • Listen to the audio recording of Act II, Scenes 1-2. • Follow along in your book. • http://www.wiredforbooks.org/shakespeare/
Act II, Scenes 1-2 Recap • Banquo and his son, Fleance are walking through the castle at night/ Banquo admits to sleeping problems • Enter Macbeth/Banquo tells him that he had a dream about the witches. Macbeth claims he has not thought about it too much. • Banquo and Fleance exit. Macbeth hallucinates a dagger floating through the air.
Act II, Scenes 1-2 Recap • Bell tolls signaling the chamberlains are asleep/Macbeth walks towards Duncan’s chambers. • Lady Macbeth enters • Macbeth comes out of the chamber covered in blood/says the deed is done. • Macbeth forgets to leave the daggers, and refuses to go back to the room. • Lady Macbeth goes into plant the daggers/calls Macbeth a coward • Lady Macbeth takes her husband back to their chambers to wash off the blood.
Assignment • In 75-100 words, write a brief summary of Act II, Scenes 1-2 in your own words. Write it in complete sentences.
Mind Playing Tricks On Me • Listen to the song • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjbRampe4qE • Verse 1-How does Scarface’s paranoia relate to Macbeth? Give an example. • Verse 2-How does Willie Dee’s paranoia relate to Macbeth? Give an example. • Verse 3-How does Scarface’s paranoia relate to Macbeth? Give an example.
Warm Up Macbeth really is in need of some comic relief, so…….. What is “comic relief”? Try to define it.
Comic Relief • WRITE THIS DOWN!!!!!! • Comic Relief- comedic moment in serious piece of drama or literature.
Act II, Scene 3 • Listen to Act II, Scene 3 • Follow along in your book. • http://www.wiredforbooks.org/shakespeare
Act II, Scene 3 Recap • Goofy, drunk porter hears knocking/pretends to be gatekeeper of hell • Porter lets Macduff and Lennox in/they talk about drinking • Macduff discovers that the kings been murdered • Everybody is hysterical/Malcolm and Doanlbain(the king’s sons) are informed
Act II, Scene 3 Recap • Lennox says it looks like the chamber attendants committed the murder • Macbeth claims that in his fury he killed the the attendants. • Banquo says that they should investigate the matter further. • Malcolm and Donalbain are afraid/They run away.
Write Your Own Scene 3 • You will be assigned to a group of 5 • Pick parts • Read through scene in your group • Simple translation • Appoint a writer and director • Put your translation into your own words • Direct it! Who stands where? Who leaves the stage and when? • Bring a prop • Rehearse and perform
Group Grade • Assign yourself parts- 5 points • Read through- 5 points • Simple Translation-5 Points-will be turned in • Modern Translation-5 Points-will be turned in • Prop-5 points • Final Performance-5 Points
Individual Grade • You will be graded individually as well. I will be watching to make sure that everybody is pulling their weight. • This will be reflected on your individual characters translation when you turn it in.
Period 1 Groups Group 1 Group 3 MustaafaLyeisha Brandy Taylor Michelle Sean Jasmin Hope NiyimahDeandra Group 2 Jocelyn Shadayia Oshea Jen Jenna Carmin Group 4 Mikala Kayla Anna Maya Joe Erin Group 5 Helena Anthony Daraya Kaloni Gabby
Period 2 Groups Group 1 Group 2 Joey Justin L Raven Anthony Tasia Nichole Rachel Jessica Justin P Teshaia Brandon Jalen Group 3 Group 5 Shaun Jamal Shad Alec Amanda Brittany Kirsten Tevaya Tieriq Josh Group 4 Katrina Samson Dante Azariah Shavon
Period 5 Groups Group 1Group 2 Mona Calvin Zain Monica Daesha Sara DJ Rob Tiffany Micah Joe Emilio Group 3 Alex Chris Sam Ryason John Tanisha Anthony
Warm Up • Do you believe in Karma(what goes around comes around)? Why or why not? • Predictions for Macbeth?
Project: Day 1 • Break into your assigned groups • Pick your parts: 1. Porter/Lady Macbeth 2. Lennox/Donalbain 3. Macbeth/Malcolm 4. Macduff 5. Banquo • Read through the scene in your group. • Begin work on simple translation (tell me what the characters are saying).
Project: Day 2 • Finish work on simple translation. This will be turned in as a rough draft. • Appoint a writer and a director • Put your translation in your own words (modern day English). • Begin directing the scene. Who stands where? Who leaves the stage? • Pick a prop for your scene
Project: Day 3 • Rehearse scene • Perform!!!!!
Warm Up • Do you believe in Karma(what goes around comes around)? Why or why not? • Predictions for Macbeth?
Theme • Theme- A central topic, concept, or subject addressed in a story. • Themes from Macbeth?
Themes • Ambition • Fate • Violence • Manhood • And…
Nature as a Theme The night has been unruly. Where we lay, Our chimneys were blown down, and, as they say Lamentings heard I’ th’ air, strange screams of death… Some say the earth was feverous and did shake (Lennox)
Extra Credit Opportunities • Canned Food Drive-2Points a can(5 can-10 point max) • Essay-Write a 200 word typed essay on who is the play’s hero and villain up to this point. Why do you think this?(10 Points)
Act II, Scene 4 • Follow along in the book as we listen to the scene. • Think about nature as a central theme in Macbeth.
Nature as a Theme Continued • In medieval times, it was believed that the health of a country was directly related to the goodness of its king. • If the King was good and just, then the nation would have good harvests and good weather. • When Macbeth murders Duncan, he disrupts the social and political order. • Nature goes haywire.
How has nature gone haywire in scene 4? • It’s daytime, but it’s dark outside. • An owl killed a falcon. • Duncan’s horses behaved wildly and ate each other.
Frogs(1972) • Watch the preview for Frogs. • How does nature play similar role in this film? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzl1RkBxNsY
Act II Summary • Macbeth sees the bloody dagger, leading him to Duncan’s room. • Macbeth forgets to leave the daggers/His manhood is questioned/Lady Macbeth takes care of it. • Duncan’s body discovered/ everyone is hysterical. • Macbeth says he killed the guards in his fury. • Malcolm and Donalbainare afraid/They leave scotland.
For the rest of the period • Finish questions in Act II packet. • Write an 150 word essay: What do you think is going to happen to Macbeth? Will he live or die? If he dies, who is going to kill him. Why do you think this? Be specific.
Warm Up Do you think Macbeth can handle being the king? Why or why not?
Act 3 Scene 1 • Watch video and follow along in your book • Consider Macbeth’s ambition. Write a few sentences about how it is leading to his downfall.
Act 3, Scene 1 Summary • Banquo asks if Macbeth’s prophecy came true, why not his? • Macbeth invites Banquo to dinner/he accepts • Everybody leaves/Macebthsoliloquy:Banquo is the only man in Scotland he fears • Two murderers enter/ Macbeth convinces them that Banquo has wronged them in the past/Questions their manhood • Murderers are convinced/They agree to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance.
Act 3, Scene 2 • Watch the scene and follow along in your book. • Answer this Question in one or two complete sentences: How has Macbeth and his wife switched roles?
Act 3, Scene 2 Summary • Lady Macbeth is upset/tells servant to get her husband • Macbeth is also upset/feels that their work in not finished because there are still threats to the crown • Macbeth tells his wife that he has planned “a deed of dreadful note”. • Macbeth urges his wife to be nice to Banquo at dinner so he feels safe.