Draw a funny looking house with a garden full of pizza trees!
What words best describe Macbeth in Act 3 Scene 1?
Macbeth meets three witches who make prophecies about his future: he will not be defeated until Birnam Wood marches to Dunsinane, he will not be killed by any man born of a woman, and he will be Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth decides to take fate into his own hands by murdering King Duncan. Lady Macbeth expresses her doubts about Macbeth's commitment to his plan.
Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1
Soliloquy: A speech given by a character alone on stage in which the character expresses their inner thoughts and feelings aloud. Irony: The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. Tragedy: A type of drama where the protagonist undergoes a series of misfortunes that lead to their eventual downfall.
Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1 is the longest scene in the play with 565 lines. This scene is considered to be the most important turning point in the play as Macbeth decides to go through with the murder of Banquo and Fleance. The scene has a detailed description of supernatural elements like the appearance of the three witches and the ghost of Banquo.
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Work together in pairs: What are the implications of Lady Macbeth's reaction to Macbeth's killing of Duncan?
Work together in pairs: What do Macbeth's soliloquy in Act 3 Scene 1 reveal about his inner conflict?
Brain break: Draw an ice cream cone with scoops of ice cream made of puppies and kittens.
In Act 3 Scene 1 of Macbeth, who is the character that Macbeth sees sitting in his seat during the banquet?
- Banquo's ghost
- Lady Macduff
- Duncan's ghost
Who does Macbeth blame for Banquo's death?
- The murderers
- Lady Macbeth
What is the name of the third murderer in Act 3 Scene 1?
- It is not revealed.
Who are the two characters speaking together at the beginning of Act 3 Scene 1?
- Two murderers
- Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
- Macduff and Ross
What does Lady Macbeth tell her husband to do when he starts seeing Banquo's ghost?
- To act normal and stop paying attention to it.
- 'Tis but a momentary illusion.
- 'Tis better thee without than he within.