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English 1140 Reading Response #4: Shakespeare’s Macbeth Points: 10 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) b) What do we learn about each character in your section (traits/motivations)? 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) d) What is the most emotional part of your section? 2. Describe the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. What are their sources of conflict? What kind of marriage do they have? Use specific quotes and examples to support your claims. 3. From the first act of the play, what kind of hints do we receive about Macbeth’s character? Why would Shakespeare make him the center of this play? PART B ACT 4, SCENE 1.4 1.Describe the main action of the scene (what conflicts/events take place in it?) b. What do we learn about each character in your section (traits/motivations?) 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) d. What is the most emotional part of your section? e. How would you stage this scene (consider position of the characters/props/lighting/costumes etc.) 2. Describe the transformation of Macbeth from the beginning of the play through Act 4. How has he changed? What specific forces (events, other people, his own flaws) have caused these transformations? Use specific lines to illustrate your claims. 3. How does Macbeth's superstitious beliefs influence his choices? If you were the director of the play, how might you instruct the actor playing Macbeth approach the scenes with supernatural elements, such as the floating dagger that leads Macbeth to Duncan and the ghost of Banquo at the banquet? Are they real or projections of Macbeth’s mind? 4. This play is packed with imagery. Here are few recurring images in the play: Nature, Night/Darkness, Blood, Sleep, Acting/Appearance, and Clothing. Choose two of these image and explain how Shakespeare is using these images to reinforce a theme or understand a character. Be sure to reference specific line numbers to support your claims. ...
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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.

English 1140
Reading Response #4: Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Points: 10
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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