Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Shakespeare characterizes Lady Macbeth as someone who is willing to do what ever it takes to get the throne. She is someone who would trade her gender because she is scared that Macbeth is too weak to do what it takes to get to the throne. Macbeth sees her wife as someone who cares about him and his well-being.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
How is Macbeth introduced through in/direct characterization?
What elements of foreshadowing do the witches provide?
How does Shakespeare's approach to exposition give the reader background information about the setting and characters and a sense of what's to come without spoiling the play?
How does Shakespeare's characterization of Macbeth reflect a sense of tone (i.e., the author's attitude toward the character/s, audience, and/or subject matter)?
What themes appear evident in Macbeth's character and conduct? To what extent do you think these themes will drive the rest of the play?