Rickey Mei Period 5 Act I, Scene VII When Macbeth is debating whether he should kill Duncan or not, it is very

difficult to understand due to the many metaphors. He seems to be jumping from topic to topic and it doesn’t really make sense. All I’m aware of is that he is very deep in thought and he doesn’t really want to do it. As Lady Macbeth enters the scene, she called Macbeth a coward for not willing to kill the king and questions his manliness. She then talks about a smiling baby that she is breastfeeding but Shakespeare has his way of making people not understand what is going on and that was one of those moments. Lady Macbeth plans to kill Duncan when he is sleeping and make it seem like it was the guards fault. 1) Why would Lady Macbeth be so ambitious that she is willing to lose her life to gain more power when she is already very powerful? She feels that this is an opportunity of a lifetime and it is worth dying for. 2) The witches said Macbeth will become king but they never mentioned in what way. He might not have to kill the king personally. 5) The feeling that Lady Macbeth has to become the most powerful person has been seen all throughout history. It is in human’s nature to better themselves. Act II, Scene II Lady Macbeth says that the drink that has made the guards drunk has made her bold but if she was so bold, why couldn’t she kill Duncan? She is supposed to be the “man” of the relationship and she calls Macbeth a coward but she can’t kill a man when he is asleep. When Macbeth comes into the scene, what is he talking about with the “God bless us” and “Amen”? Is it another one of his hallucinations like the dagger? I think that Macbeth is a wussy as well. He killed the king already, the worst part is over so don’t get caught! Instead he stands around in a daze holding a bloody dagger with bloody hands. He deserves to get caught. 1) Why don’t Macbeth just kill Duncan’s sons too. Just blame everything on the guards. 3) Macbeth must feel like a scum. He went from Thane of Cawdor and Glamis to a murderer. But he must have the burning desire in himself to become king not just from his wife’s persuasion. Act I, Scene III The witches were talking to each other about what they did since the last time they met and the things that they mention are really disgusting. Where did Shakespeare get the idea that they were so gross? Why did they suddenly decide to go tell Macbeth his fate? Don’t they have a lot more things to do?

1) If Macbeth knows that he will be king and Banquo’s sons will be kings, that means that Banquo’s sons will kill him so why is he talking to Banquo so calmly about it? Shakespeare doesn’t have an answer 3) Here I have a pilots thumb. What significance does a pilots thumb have? Why is the witch keeping it?

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