Day 1

Macbeth Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What do Macbeth and Banquo think of the witches' prophecy?

    Stong answers should include reference to both men's sense of wonder and confusion, but also explore the personality differences between the two men. The audience sees Banquo's amazement and the prophecy, but may be more surprised by the distinct lust and longing for power it seems to awaken in Macbeth himself. The thought of becoming King is gradually taking hold of him, which will, of course, significantly impact both the rest of the act and the rest of the play.

  2. 2

    How does your perception of Macbeth change over the course of the first act?

    Answers should refer to the first impression of...

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