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Macbeth's choices.
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Lady mac choices

  1. 1. How does Lady Macbeth affect Macbeth’s Choices?
  2. 2. <ul><li>REMEMBER this? Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy? </li></ul><ul><li>“ yet do I fear thy nature, </li></ul><ul><li>It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness </li></ul><ul><li>To catch the nearest way” (Act 1 scene 5 lines 16-18) </li></ul><ul><li>Here, she is worried that Macbeth doesn’t have the cojones to commit the murder. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hie thee hither, </li></ul><ul><li>That I may pour my spirits in thine ear </li></ul><ul><li>And chastise with the valour of my tongue </li></ul><ul><li>All that impedes thee from the golden round” </li></ul><ul><li>(Act 1 scene 5 lines 25-28) </li></ul><ul><li>Now she says to herself that she can be brave enough to challenge what reasons he has for not wanting the crown. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Language Analysis - Semantic Field Lady Macbeth’s Soliloquy blood mortal fatal remorse gall murdering knife hell dark These words suggest how Lady Macbeth has quite dark intentions. Think about how this state of mind might have affected Macbeth.
  4. 4. Act 1 Scene 7 <ul><li>At first Macbeth is reluctant to commit the murder, </li></ul><ul><li>“ We will proceed no further in this business.” </li></ul><ul><li>Lady Macbeth’s angry response clearly refers to the ever present theme of ambition. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Was the hope drunk </li></ul><ul><li>Wherein you dress’d yourself?” (Act 1 scene 7 lines 35-36) </li></ul><ul><li>She mocks (laughs at )her husband’s lack of courage. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>In this chilling image declares she would do anything if she had made a promise to Macbeth. What does this show about her character? </li></ul><ul><li>“ I would, while it was smiling in my face, </li></ul><ul><li>Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums </li></ul><ul><li>And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn </li></ul><ul><li>As you have done to this.” (Act 1 Scene 7 lines 56-59) </li></ul><ul><li>Strong imagery. Saying. If I were you, I’d have killed him already ‘dashed his brains out’ What are you waiting for – it is already been decided? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lasting thought… <ul><li>Lady Macbeth isn’t typical of a 16 th century woman… </li></ul><ul><li>Power over her husband… </li></ul><ul><li>Not embracing her ‘womanhood’… </li></ul><ul><li>Going against religion…committing murder </li></ul><ul><li>No children or has she?? </li></ul><ul><li>Masculine </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulative, evil and controlling. </li></ul><ul><li>Why did Shakespeare choose Lady M to be like this? – (And kill her off! That was his choice) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lesson Two <ul><li>We have now covered the following in lesson; </li></ul><ul><li>The context of the play </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes to witchcraft </li></ul><ul><li>James I ideas </li></ul><ul><li>The opening of the play and the setting </li></ul><ul><li>The witches influence on Macbeth </li></ul><ul><li>Lady Macbeth and her character </li></ul><ul><li>Her persuasive techniques and control over Macbeth. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What happens to Lady Macbeth after the murder? What might that say about her??? <ul><li>How does she react when Macbeth see’s Banquo’s ghost at the banquet? </li></ul><ul><li>How does her mental state change in the rest of the play? </li></ul><ul><li>What does she eventually do? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? What does it show about her character? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Essay Writing <ul><li>You should now be in a position to write the three sections of your essay. </li></ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Macbeth’s main choice </li></ul><ul><li>Lady Macbeth’s role in Macbeth’s choice and how shakespeare chose her to play it </li></ul><ul><li>You can then write about the consequences of Macbeth’s choices. </li></ul>