We had a great start with Macbeth- sooo nice to see everyone excited about acting out in class...and not just because we can use swords!
This week we will be finishing up Act 1 with a review planned for Wednesday and a test on Thursday. Then we will be jumping right into Act 2!
So we've met Macbeth and seen how the witches' prophecy has really messed with his head. The biggest influence though is his wife! It is commonly said that a man wears the pants in the family, however, looking closer at the play, this image is turned on it's head! Macbeth might be the man, but it is his wife who is behind the dark deeds. Macbeth’s great ambition of becoming the new Scottish King was not enough to do what was necessary to seize power. It is Lady Macbeth ,who shows determination and fearfulness pushing her husband into the path of the crime. As we will see, when she puts his manhood in doubt: “When you durst do it, then you were a man; / And, to be more than what you were, you would / Be so much more the man.(l.54)” she achieves her goal. Nevertheless, the old saying sticks: "Behind every great man is a great woman."
Parting is such sweet sorrow,