Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hero X prompt

What is the significance of Banquo appearing at Macbeth's coronation banquet?
Did the three witches actually predict Macbeth and Banquo's fate, or was the outcome due to the power of suggestion.
Describe the relationship between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. How does it change throughout the play?

Savages Prompt

Why do you believe that Lady Macbeth is able to easily influence Macbeth to kill Duncan and what does this suggest about his character? 

Average Joes Prompt

How does Lady Macbeth influence the events in Macbeth?

Question to Ponder

In Act V, what was Macbeth's attitude while entering the war? Why did he enter with this attitude? What effect did this attitude have on the outcome of the war?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Looking beyond Acts One & Two

We just finished reading Lord of the Flies before beginning Macbeth, and the novel was full of moments of foreshadowing. As we complete the play, I was wondering if there are examples of foreshadowing that we can point to in either Acts One or Two. Thoughts?

-Michael C., Oakridge 3rd Period

A Research Question for Lausanne Collegiate School:

Some of us here at The Oakridge School are drafting our essays on the Curse of Macbeth. You guys are a little ahead of us, so here's our question: do you have any recommendations on good websites, resources, etc., for researching theories about the the curse which haunts our Scottish play? Thanks!

-Oakridge 1st Period

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Act Two
What role does blood play for Macbeth and his wife in Act Two?
Act Two

Does the murder of Duncan signify the moral downfall of Macbeth?

Act Two
How does Macbeth's castle in Act II, Scene 3 create a tension between horror and comedy?
Act Two Prompt
Who wanted to kill Duncan more, Macbeth or Lady Macbeth? Why?
Act Two Prompt

How does the dagger hallucination reflect Macbeth's psychological state?

Monday, February 9, 2015

What qualities does Macbeth have that would make him a good king?
Who is more dominant in the relationship, Macbeth or Lady Macbeth?
How does the line "fair is foul, foul is fair" reflect the events in Act One?
How is Macbeth's personality different on the battlefield vs. when he is at home?
Act 1 Prompt

In what way do the three witches set the tone for the rest of the play? Does this make their appearance necessary?