MACBETH
This is one messed-up story, y’all.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 BELLWORK
• What are your ambitions? Do you consider
yourself to be a particularly ambitious person?
• Is ambition a good trait to have? Why or why not?
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 BELLWORK
• What do you want to do after you are finished
with school? Why?
• What sacrifices will you have to make in order to
make it happen?
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 BELLWORK
Shakespeare’s Version:
“No-Fear Shakespeare”
Banquo: …But ‘tis strange.
• But this whole thing is strange.
The agents of evil often tell us
part of the truth in order to lead
us to our destruction. They earn
our trust by telling us the truth
about little things, but then they
betray us when it will damage us
the most.
And oftentimes, to win us to our
harm,
The instruments of darkness tell us
truths,
Win us with honest trifles, to betray’s
In deepest consequence. (I.iii.124128)
Make a text-to-text, text-to-self, or text-to-world connection with this
quotation. Explain the connection thoroughly.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 BELLWORK
Passive Voice
Active Voice
• Many pies were eaten.
• I ate many pies.
• Christmas carols were
sung while the feast
was being prepared.
• We sung as we
prepared the feast.
Write at least 4 sentences about
your Thanksgiving Break. Label
each verb as “P” or “A”.
USE THE TEXT & OUR SUMMARY NOTES FOR
REFERENCE:
Subject
Macbeth
The Witches
Banquo
Lady Macbeth
Duncan
Malcolm
Passive construction Active construction
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 BELLWORK
Macbeth’s imagination goes into overdrive at the beginning of Act
2.
Skim scenes 1 & 2 (p. 326-331).
List 2 things that Macbeth imagines during these scenes.
What do these reveal about his emotional/mental state?
WRITE IN COMPLETE SENTENCES
POP QUIZ!
MATCH THE QUOTATION WITH THE SPEAKER
• “But wherefore could I not
pronounce ‘Amen’?”
• Lady Macbeth
• “I’ll go no more. I am afraid to
think what I have done; Look on’t
again I dare not.”
• Macbeth
• “Will all great Neptune’s ocean
wash this blood clean from my
hand? No; this my hand will
rather the multitudinous seas
incarnadine, making the green
one red.”
• “A little water clears us of this
deed: How easy is it then!”
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 BELLWORK
RESPOND TO ONE OF THESE PROMPTS:
• Have you ever had a
friend whom you
suspected was no
longer your friend?
• How would you
describe Macbeth
and Lady Macbeth’s
relationship?
• Describe the
situation, and how
you resolved it.
• Use specific details
from the story to
support your
description.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 03 WARM-UP
• Pronounce the following:
• i’ th’
• Is ‘t
• Whate’er
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 04 BELLWORK
A good king…
A bad king…
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 05 BELLWORK
Prepare for class.
You will need:
• A writing utensil
• Your Macbeth notes/journal
Please put everything else away
ANSWER ON NOTECARD:
• What is your current grade in this class?
• What do you want/expect your grade to be at the end of the
semester?
• What actions must you take to get from here to there?
• Be specific (“turn in my work” “turn in my missing bellwork
from Nov. 12-16”)
• Use a calculator, if necessary
• Keep in mind that your final exam is worth 20% of semester
grade
• What can I do to help you reach your goal?
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 06 BELLWORK
• What makes you feel rebellious? List
some of the situations, attitudes, etc.
that make you want to rebel against
authority.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 37 2012
• Have you ever done something you
wished you could undo? Write about
the experience and how it felt. How did
you move on?