Verb + ing, ed, t, d, n, en
Motivated by selfish desires,
Macbeth cares little others’ goals
and their right to live.
The three witches, determining
the fates of others, surely stir the
plot by their predictions.
Macbeth, a character we often
love to despise, earns his just
reward in the end, dying at the
hands of Macduff.
What did we learn new about the characters in
the drama Macbeth via the participial
– Motivated by selfish desires
– determining the fates of others
– dying at the hands of Macduff
YOUR Turn: Group Work
• The Globe Theater
• For your assigned topic, create three
– S-V Split
Create three sentences using the information below.
Opener – Subject/Verb Split - Closer
• Shakespeare, whose theater company (the Lord
Chamberlain's Men) became the King's Men under James's
rule, seems intent on flattering the King. Shakespeare also
dramatizes one of the king's special interests: witchcraft.
• In Macbeth the three "weird sisters" feature centrally in the
plot. They show Macbeth visions of the future and
manipulate his murderous ambition in a play full of dark
forces and black magic.
• Witchcraft was a hot topic in England at the time and James
even published his own treatise on the subject in 1597,
entitled Daemonologie. As James's court play-maker,
Shakespeare would've known that inclusion of the dark arts
would interest the King.