Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Animal Quotes

pg. 24, line 39:
"The raven himself is hoarse
That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan."

pg. 46, lines 100-101:
"As hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs,
Shoughs, waterrugs, and demi-wolves are clept
All by the name of dogs.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Macbeth/Lady Macbeth Journal

Act 3, Macbeth: What have I done? O what have I done? Curse my wife for telling me to commit to such treachery. I have become what I have for so long fought against. I was no murderer but a humble servant of my loyal king and now that is gone, gone forever! Yet I have never been so power full in my kingdom. I suppose murder was the only way for me gain this power.

Act 4, Macbeth: What is this? I have seen the ghosts of those that I have killed! They taunt me! They curse me! They are driving me to the brink of insanity, but no they shall no more I am the king of Scotland! Nothing shall stand in my way! Alas the day is late and I must return to my slumber...

Act 5, Macbeth: Things have not been looking so good. My wife has lost her mind, not even the best doctors can help her now. It seems that she cant wash the blood off of her hands. Clearly this means Duncan's death is still engraved in her memory. She was the one that persuaded me to do these killings, she was the one controlling me and now her own mind has turned on her. My rage for power has made my allies turn into enemies. Just outside these castle walls an army grows closer and closer to me, but I am not afraid I can only be slain by a man not born of a woman. No such man exists on this earth, so let them come! Let them try and slay the great Macbeth!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Which one of Macbeth's speeches seem to give the most insight into his character?

(Give the page and line numbers.) Discuss his traits that are revealed by that speech and give the lines that support that trait or traits.

Why do think animals are used in this play?

What do the animal quotes in Macbeth mean to you?