Day 4

Macbeth Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does Macbeth seek out the witches again?

    Refer back to Act III: he is insecure in his position, nervous about the murders he has just committed, and power-hungry as before. Beyond that, though, he also believes that the witches' prophecies have determined his fate thus far and that their visions will help him maintain his position and the security of his wife and imagined heirs.

  2. 2

    Why does Shakespeare include the extended scene between Lady Macduff and her son?

    It may be to show a picture of loving, teasing domestic life that the Macbeths, without children, lack; it may be to draw a fuller picture of Macduff's family and what drives him in the rest of...

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