Unformatted text preview: “Macbeth" focus questions: Act One: Why does Shakespeare open with the witches ("the Wierd Sisters")? At what
point does Macbeth become "evil"? What is Lady Macbeth's character? What is the meaning of Macbeth's soliloquy in Scene VII? Act Two: Why does Shakespeare have Macbeth envision a dagger? What is Lady
Macbeth's attitude toward Macbeth? What is the meaning of the Porter scene (Scene 111)? Act III: Explain Banquo‘s attitude. How does Macbeth’s mood change in Scene 1? Why
was the murder of Duncan not enough? What function does the ghost ofBanquo serve? Act IV: Why are the witches brought back in? Explain the 3 apparitions. How does
Malcolm test Macduff‘s loyalty? Act V: What is the Shakespeare's intention in showing lady macbeth sleepwalking?
What is Macbeth’s mood in Act V, Scene Ill? Explain Mac beth's famous soliloquy in
Scene V. ...
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- Fall '08