Mr Dettman – 10En2 – Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5

Due: Wednesday 25th (1st Wednesday back).

D/C Grade: 

From the quotes below, what do you learn about the character of Lady Macbeth, and her relationship with her husband?

Choose three, and turn into 3 P.E.E. paragraphs, using discourse markers (connectives between paragraphs), to link yours central opinion/idea through each paragraph.

B/A Grade:

Using your understanding of the extract, explain how 3 of the following lines might be performed.

You should use the performance techniques below, respond in 3 P.E.E. paragraphs (each of 3-4 lines minimum), and link in to the play/scene as a whole (what is the character like; what do they want; how do they feel about other characters etc.)

  • actions
  • positioning
  • movement
  • voice
  • gesture
  • facial expression.

“Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness  To catch the nearest way (to seize the crown)”

Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise (reprimand) with the valour (fearlessness) of my tongue”

Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty”

“Your face, my thane, is as a book where men May read strange matters.

“Bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue. Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under ’t”

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8 thoughts on “Mr Dettman – 10En2 – Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5

  1. Josh Hobson

    “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way (to seize the crown)” I think lady Macbeth will say this like she scared of something but really she’s not also I think lady Macbeth will be sat down about to write the letter back to Macbeth.

    Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise (reprimand) with the valour (fearlessness) of my tongue” I think Lady Macbeths face will be sly and deceitful because of what she is going to say to Macbeth as well as happy because if she gets her way she will be the queen. Also I think Lady Macbeths movement would be her writing and moving her head to follow what she is writing.

    “Bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue. Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under ’t” I think Lady Macbeth is the serpent becase when Duncan and Banquo are in Macbeths house she is nice to them but really she doesn’t like them, also I think as she says this to Macbeth she would walk around him like a snake does to its pray and then it strikes its pray.

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  2. Luke harding

    Yet do I fear thy nature it is to full o’ th’ milk of human kindness, this means that Macbeth needs to steel and kill the king to be the king and lady Macbeth is telling him what to do.

    Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise (reprimand) with the valour (fearlessness) of my tongue”. I think lady Macbeth face is going to be sly and deceitful because she is going to say something to Macbeth she will be as happy as Macbeth because she will be the queen.

    “Bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue. Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under ’t”. I think lady Macbeth is a serpent because when Duncan and Banquoe are in Macbeth’s house she is nice to them but she dose not like them.

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  3. Harry Cheong

    “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way (to seize the crown)” I think lady Macbeth will say this like she scared of something but really she’s not also I think lady Macbeth will be sat down about to write the letter back to Macbeth, she will do something.

    Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise (reprimand) with the valour (fearlessness) of my tongue”. I think lady Macbeth face is going to be sly and deceitful because she is going to say something to Macbeth she will be as happy as Macbeth because she will be the queen.

    “Bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue. Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under ’t”. I think lady Macbeth will be the serpent under the innocent flower, because when Duncan and Banquo are in Macbeth’s house she is nice to them but really she doesn’t like them.

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  4. Clark Baker

    “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way (to seize the crown)”. Lady Macbeth is here shown as a character who says what she is thinking about. She also describes her husband here as a weak and not very brave man who isn’t able to occupy a position as high as the one of the king.

    “ Your face, my thane, is as a book where men May read strange matters.” Again Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth what she thinks. She also shows that she isn’t very confident of Macbeth as a thane and maybe a king and she things that Macbeth is too transparent.

    “Bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue. Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under’t” This quote clearly shows an important part of the character of Lady Macbeth. It means that she wants to appear as a nice and polite Lady but in reality she is someone with the character of a snake. Treacherous, nasty and unscrupulous. This is also never good for a relationship between people at all .

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  5. SAM

    when lady macbeth says “It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way (to seize the crown)” she is trying to get him to sound like a child because she doesn’t think he’s capable of killing his friend who is the king.

    she also says “Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under ’t” this shows that she is talking about herself that she may look innocent but is secretly a very different person, it also means that underneath her good looks she is evil.

    when she goes onto say”And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty” this means that she wants to be cruel to the king by killing him and when she says crown that obviously means that she wants the evil to fill her all the way up to the crown because then she will get a crown.

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  6. lauren

    “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way (to seize the crown)” I think lady Macbeth is trying to make people think she is scared when she isn’t.

    “Your face, my thane, is as a book where men May read strange matters. I think she is sly because of what she is going to say to Macbeth and she is happy because she will become queen.

    “Bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue. Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under ’t” this quote shows the clear side of lady Macbeth, she want to appear nice, polite and a loyal person when in fact she a horrible, manipulative and dishonest person.

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  7. Keesha noon

    “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way (to seize the crown)” I think lady Macbeth has said this like she is scared or frightened of something but she’s inst really.

    Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise (reprimand) with the valour (fearlessness) of my tongue” I think that lady macbeth will be happy as she is going to become queen and they will become royalty.

    “Bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue. Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under ’t” I think Lady Macbeth will try and act nice around Duncan and Banquo but she really doesn’t like them. I think she only does this so that every one thinks that her and macbeth are good people and would never kill the kill as she is try to persuade him to kill the king as then they can become royalty.

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  8. Alex Bennellick

    “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way (to seize the crown)” Lady Macbeth is scared and worried.

    Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise (reprimand) with the valour (fearlessness) of my tongue” Lady Macbeth is going to be the queen so i think she’s going to be really happy.

    “Bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue. Look like the’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under ’t” I think Lady Macbeth will try and act nice around Duncan and Banquo but she doesn’t like them. I think she only does this so that every one thinks that her and Macbeth are good people and would never kill the kill as she is try to persuade him to kill the king as then they can become royalty.

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