Act I Essay Assignment
Choose ONE question from the “For Study and Discussion” questions on page 196 in the
Adventures in English Literature
anthology and answer in a complete paragraph. Because this is a play, when you include a quotation for support, the speaker must be identified BEFORE thequotation; also include the person(s) addressed and/or the situation or location. For example:When Lady Macbeth responds to her husband’s question about possible failure intheir plot, she is incredulous that her spouse would even think to vocalize such a thought.At this point in the play, Lady Macbeth is determined and resolute. Her unwaveringsingle-mindedness is readily apparent when Macbeth, still somewhat apprehensive, askshis wife, “If we should fail?” (I.vii.59), and Lady Macbeth replies with, “Screw your courage to the sticking-place/And we’ll not fail” (I.vii.60). Lady Macbeth next proposesher plan for her husband’s swift and opportune rise to power: murder the king and blame iton the guards.Rules of formal grammar apply.
Monday, May 1
Proper page numbering format
4 line MLA heading
Strong topic sentence (Give a contention, what you will prove)
Third person point of view
Present verb tense
Spellchecked, grammar-checked, proofread outloud.
At least 3 supporting details or examples
Minimum 3 quotations, properly documented: (Act.scene.lines): (I.iii.3-6)