Macbeth: The Power of Words
Macbeth: The Power of Words Worksheet Step 1: Character Interpretation Earlier in this lesson you read two different interpretations of a scene featuring Lady Macbeth. You were asked to view a stage performance of the same scene in order to answer this question: How does this interpretation compare to the others? In a response of at least five sentences, comment on the stage interpretation and explain your impression of Lady Macbeth in this scene. Use specific examples from the clip to support your answer. Things to consider: her facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice.
Interpretation 1: Lady Macbeth is a supportive and helpful wife. Tone: Affectionate and excited Your face, my thane, is as a book where men May read strange matters:—to beguile the time, Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under ‘t. He that’s coming must be provided for: and you shall put this night’s great business into my dispatch which shall to all our nights and days to come Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom. In my personal opinion, and what understand from the review of the lesson, I think Lady Macbeth is sweet loving and caring wife that only wants the best for her husband (only Interpretation 1). She ensures her support to her husband by telling him that she will take care of anything he hasn’t done. I picture her tone very softly and loving because of the words she uses as “my dear”. Also, in the last sentences only a loving wife will be excited about the possibilities that will come in the future for both of them. Lastly, I picture Lady Macbeth very calm and sure of what she is doing, she wants the best for her husband. Step 2: Setting Interpretation
Choose one of the provided scenes from Macbeth that you have previously studied in this course and locate or create an image that shows a fitting setting for that scene. In a response of at least five sentences, explain why you chose the image. Use examples from the play and the image to support your reasoning. Include the scene and the image along with your response.