Act 1 begins with a soliloquy by Macbeth, a turning point or key moment in the play.
The soliloquy begins with with Macbeth hallucinating that there is a dagger in front of him. This is the first time in the play that Macbeth hallucinates and the beginning point for many delusions to follow. This is also the mark from which Macbeth’s character starts to disintegrate. We see in him the transition from a brave, loyal subject to a fearful, lying insomniac. His speech ends with a bell sounding: “The bell invites me.” Macbeth heads for the murder, kills his conscience and submits to Evil.
Watch the transformation!
P.S. Marking Period 2 Extra Credit is due Thursday!!!