L.O To be able to improve my ability to answer analytical questions about Macbeth. Things done well Good understanding of basic plot/character development Most people could draw from other places in the text Most people attempted most questions in allotted time ‘Big ideas’ were mentioned in analysis. The best answers! 1. What does Lady Macbeth feel guilty about? Make reference with quotes (3 marks) She feels guilty about the murder of King Duncan. “Yet who would/have thought the old man to have so much blood in him.” She feels guilty about Macduff’s wife being murdered. “The thane of Fife had a wife. Where is she now? What will these hands ever be clean.” She feels guilty about Banquo’s death. “Wash your hands, out on your nightgown, look not so/pale. I tell you yet again, Banquo’s buried; he cannot/ come out on’s grave.” What is the role of the Gentlewoman and the Doctor in this scene? ( 1 mark) The Gentlewoman calls the doctor because Lady Macbeth is sleep walking and saying things that are making the her worried. 3. Find two references to blood in the scene, quote. What is blood symbolic of? (4 marks) The blood is symbolic of guilt. She is feeling the wrongness of her act. She first mentions the blood of King Duncan himself saying ‘Yet who would have thought the old man to have so much blood in him’. Which reveals what she is mainly feeling guilty about. She goes on to say ‘What will these hands ne’er be clean?’ Showing just how bad she feels, how guilty she knows she is and how much it’s affecting her. 4. Make a reference to another scene were blood is mentioned. What is blood symbolic of? (4 marks) ‘Will all great Neptune’s oceans wash this blood clean from my hands?’ This quote is symbolic of guilt because it’s trying to say that nothing has the power to wash the blood from Macbeth’s hands, because his guilt is so great. Received 3 marks – for 4 connect. How does is relate to the scene you have been given? 5. Find an example of a metaphor. (4 marks) “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this hand.” Because it smell like blood Received 3 marks For four why is it metaphorical? Eg: The metaphor shows Lady Macbeth feels her guilt has penetrated her so much that it has a smell. This suggests that it’s something that is always there lingering, something she cannot escape. 6. Find an example of irony. (4 marks) ‘What will these hands never be clean?’ This is ironic because earlier in the play, after Duncan’s murder, Lady Macbeth was very confident that they would very easily get away with it, she mentioned that ‘a little water clears us of this deed.’ This line and Lady Macbeth’s metal state show how wrong she was and that it would take a lot more than a little water to wash away her guilt. 7. What does this reveal about how Lady Macbeth has changed from the beginning of the play? (10 marks) At the beginning of the play Lady Macbeth could not be fazed, she was steady and had an ‘in charge’ attitude, she convinced Macbeth to murder the king for the power of the Queen and often had to comfort Macbeth when he broke down. Up until this point in the play I was fair to assume that Lady Macbeth was a cold and heartless person and was never fazed by what she had done, but in this scene we see a different side to her, we see her true feelings, how vulnerable she is. We see that she is guilt ridden, sorrowful and slowly falling apart as time progresses. I this scene she is venerable and unstable so different from the other images of her that we got. (8 marks – to improve?) Short answer questions under timed conditions Make sure you are familiar with key scenes before you start Read question carefully. Underline the instruction Eg: This scene or another scene? List or Quote? If you are spending too long on a question skip it and go back to it. Answers need to be connected to the scene you have been given but you are also expected to show knowledge of the whole text Discuss ‘big ideas’ where appropriate. Can you add anything? What did you learn? This is what you have been told to study Important bits ACT 1:3 ACT 1:5 ACT 2:2 ACT 3: 2 ACT 4:1 ACT 5:1 ACT 5: 5 Do you know what these are? Vocabulary Metaphor Along with having an understanding of the ‘big ideas’ covered in the oral, you will also need to know the following language techniques: Imagery Soliloquy Simile Tragedy Literal v Figurative Language What does this mean for you? 1. How much time have you devoted to studying at home? 2. What were your strengths? What do you feel confident about? 3. What were your weaknesses? What do you need to address? 4. How will you do this?