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  1. Macbeth Quick Write Questions

  2. MACBETHTUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012 Why do some people seek power at all costs? Explain the cause and effect that this may have on an individual and others around them.

  3. MACBETH WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 Turn to page 308 in the textbook. How can the cast of characters list be a valuable tool for reading the play?

  4. MACBETHTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012 Turn to page 313. Read both color coded clues. What effect does Shakespeare create by having Macbeth’s first words in the play echo the witches’ chant in scene 1?

  5. MACBETHTUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012 Turn to page 323. In line 12, what does Macbeth mean by “double trust?” Explain why this comment may have an effect on the plot of the play.

  6. MACBETHWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012 Turn to page 328. Is Macbeth telling the truth? Do you think Banquo believes him? Explain.

  7. MACBETHThursday, October 18, 2012 Turn to page 340. Why does Macduff refuse to attend Macbeth’s coronation?

  8. MACBETHTuesday, October 23, 2012 Provide at least one cause and effect relationship that may lead to Macbeth’s downfall and explain its significance to the plot of the play.

  9. MACBETHWednesday, October 24, 2012 Explain how fate may play a key role in Macbeth?

  10. MACBETHThursday, October 25, 2012 “O, treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!” “Thou mayst revenge. O slave!” Turn to page 350. How do Banquo’s dying words leave a lasting impression of his character in the mind of the audience?

  11. MACBETHTuesday, October 30, 2012 What might be the climax in Macbeth? Provide one possible climax and explain.

  12. MACBETHWednesday, October 31, 2012 Why do you think Shakespeare shows the witches performing their satanic rites at this stage of the rising action?

  13. MACBETHThursday, November 1, 2012 “Rebellious dead, rise never, till the Wood Of Birnam rise, and our high-placed Macbeth Shall live the lease of nature, pay his breath To time and mortal custom.” Turn to page 365. What do you think Macbeth will do after hearing the apparitions’ prophecies?

  14. MACBETHTuesday, November 6, 2012 Go back in to the play and find another cause and effect relationship. Remember that your MLA evidence will either be an example of “cause” OR “effect”. Make sure that your paragraph is in Step-Up format.

  15. MACBETHThursday, November 8, 2012 “The mind I sway by and the heart I bear Shall never sag with doubt nor shake with fear” (V.iii 385). Which of Macbeth’s qualities does this passage reveal?

  16. MACBETHTuesday, November 13, 2012 Why do people sometimes associate moonlight and the moon with love and romance?

  17. MACBETHThursday, November 15, 2012 What is the essence of true love? Consider what various authors and songwriters have had to say about the subject of love.