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.

Using the Nofear Shakespeare translation to help, answer the following questions in full paragraph responses:

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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