Hey student!I think I figured it out, it should be Scene 4, page 1, no? Well, let me know if I got it wrong, but here's what I have so far.Please get back to me ASAP if corrections are needed.
Reading Response #4: Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Directions: Please use specific examples and quotes*** to support your observations and
provide MLA in-text citations (Line Numbers).
1. Each of you will be assigned a section of the first act of Macbeth.
Act 1, Scene 1.4 Phina this is your section
Please do the following:
a) Write a paraphrase of your assigned section line by line (do the best you can; try to
capture the spirit of the lines)
(In a stormy night, three witches enter.)
First Witch: When will we meet again?
Under thunder, lightning and rain?
Second Witch: When the uproar is gone,
Once the battle is lost and won.
Third Witch: That will be when the sun sets.
First Witch: Where will it be?
Second Witch: In the moor.
Third Witch: There we are to meet Macbeth.
First Witch: I come, demon.
Second Witch: I am called, too.
Third Witch: See you soon.
All: Good is bad, bad is good
Come to take in the fog and the dirty air
b) What do we learn about each character in your section (traits/motivations)?
In this scene, we encounter the witches as they meet to speak of what they believe will happen
that day. They are all meant to meet with Macbeth, once the war has ended. The three witches,
which are all unnamed, do not convey much personality in their initial interaction. It is until the
end that a bit of their motivations become clear; as it with characters like witches, their desire to
intervene appears to come out of a desire of mischief. In their final lines, they rejoice of the
confusion they are about to cause. After all, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair”. (Lines 10-11)
c) Choose two quotes from your section that you think are important (maybe these lines
give us insight into characters or provide us with important plot information).
“Where the place?” “Upon the heath” These two lines are important because they set the scene
for the action that is bound to unravel. They provide the reader with information regarding the
events that will be affecting the play, so as to make sure that the reader is aware that changes are
bound to approach. The use of a moor, I find important, because they are usually the kind of
gloom-ridden places where one could expect to find witches.
“Fair is foul, and foul is fair/ Hover through the fog and filthy air.” This quote gives us some
insight about the mischievous nature of the witches, who take delight in the confusion of their
words. Before it, all exchanges centered around t...
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