Mr Dettman – 11En3 – Macbeth’s Letter

Due: Wednesday, 4th January

Watch Roman’s Polanski’s Macbeth (1971) version of Lady Macbeth reading, and considering Macbeth’s letter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6oH3lKlsUw

Using the Nofear Shakespeare translation to help, answer the following questions in full paragraph responses: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth/page_30.html

D Grade:

Describe how how Lady Macbeth reacts to the Macbeth’s news of the witches’ prophecy – that he shall be King.  Does she seem afraid; excited; happy; determined; frightening?

Does she have confidence in Macbeth?  Give a reason (preferably a quote), for your response.

C Grade: 

Lady Macbeth refers to Macbeth being: ‘too full of the milk of human kindness’ – what does she mean?

Suggest what Lady Macbeth will say to Macbeth, when he returns to his castle.  What do you think she will plan?

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