Monday, April 4, 2011
Macbeth 1.1-1.6 Analysis
In class today we looked closely at Lady Macbeth's two speeches in 1.5. There were many significant elements to both of these speeches--her "unnatural" vocabulary, her strange relationship with being a woman, the fact that she delivers the first soliliquy of the play, the battle imagery, etc.--that make her lines powerful not just in WHAT she says but HOW she says it. Tonight, I would like each of you to locate another passage (at least one line, but no longer than one speech) in 1.1-1.6 that you feel is significant in HOW it is worded and structured. Begin your blog post by copying the line(s) into the comment box, and then write a well-developed paragraph in which you analyze the selection. Remember that we have all read this part of the play, so you don't need to summarize. ANALYZE. Try to help us see your selection in a deeper, more meaningful way than when we read it ourselves initially. Good luck!
Posted by Sara Gahan at 8:47 AM