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Mon, November 18, 2013
Macbeth Act 4
Keystone
Alert
Key Learning: How can we question
the text to know Shakespeare’s
meaning?
Key Terms: juxtaposition of contrast, foil,
plot events, characterization, dialogue,
soliloquy, monologue, aside, irony,
foreshadowing, inference, pun, poetic justice
Bellringer Activity…
Get out your Act 4 script for Macbeth.
Skim and scan Act 4 and write down answers for the
following questions:
1.What is the setting?
2.What characters are in the scene?
3.How many apparitions appear in the scene? Name
each one.
1.What is the setting?
2.What characters are in
the scene?
3.How many apparitions
appear in the scene?
Name each one.
A Cave
3 witches, Macbeth,
apparitions, Lennox
3—
1st—Armed Head
2nd—Bloody Child
3rd—holding tree branch
Act 4: Three Scenes
Things to Notice…
• Shortest Act
• Clarifies Macduff as Macbeth’s Foil
• Shows the witches’ “false security” plan
for Macbeth
• Shows Macbeth’s deterioration and total
descent into evil and cruelty.
Act Four, Scene 1
Plot summary: Macbeth seeks out the witches,
and the witches prophesy further but leave out
details to set up Macbeth with “false security”
through the apparitions (see handout)
Then, Lennox tells Macbeth that Macduff is raising
an army against him.
"An
armed
Head"
• Act 4:__________will return to ruin
Macbeth
• Macbeth thinks: it doesn't
matter; he's born of woman so I'm
safe.
• Act 5: Macbeth's Realization:
"A bloody
child"
• Act 4: "no man of woman born
shall harm Macbeth--means
• Macbeth thinks: Everyone is born
from a woman--I'm safe!
• Act 5: Macbeth's realization:
"a child
wearing a
crown and
holding a tree"
Act 5
Realization
Moment:
• Macbeth need not fear until
great Birnam wood shall come
to Dunsinane.
• (Macbeth thinks: how can trees
move up a hill: Impossible! I'm
safe.)
• Act 5: Macbeth's realization:
• __________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
____________________
Keystone Alert
1.Irony:
2.“By the ____________________ of my thumbs,
something wicked this way comes.” Line: ______
Why is this ironic? (irony: when something is the
opposite of what you would expect)
Keystone Alert
Imagery:
The show of eight kings; ends with Banquo
holding glass (glass = mirror)
Line:_____
Discuss in class the Meaning:
Keystone Alert
1.Foil: a character who is presented as a
contrast to a second character so as to point
to or show to advantage some aspect of the
second character.
Who is emerging as Macbeth’s Foil in this scene?
How do you know? (Evidence)
Tues, November 19, 2013
Macbeth Act 4
Keystone
Alert
Key Learning: How can we question
the text to know Shakespeare’s
meaning?
Key Terms: juxtaposition of contrast, foil,
plot events, characterization, dialogue,
soliloquy, monologue, aside, irony,
foreshadowing, inference, pun, poetic justice
Bellringer Activity…
Competition for Bonus Points…
You must work with the team that you are
assigned.
List in order the three apparitions that appear to
Macbeth in Act 4, scene 1. Identify what each
apparition tells Macbeth, and why it makes him
feel safe from Macduff.
Scene 2—Macduff’s castle
Plot summary:
Assassins surprise and kill Macduff’s family at their
castle.
Verbal irony:
Lady Macduff’s speech with her son
Keystone Alert
Pathos:
Great feeling. How has Shakespeare set
this scene up with great pathos, so the
audience feels strong emotion?
Juxtaposition of Contrast:
the powerful effect of two very different images
Placed side-by-side
A touching “motherchild” scene; the
innocence and
playfulness of the
dialogue between them;
the mother’s worry that
they are unprotected.
The brutal murder by
the assassins that
Macbeth has sent to
kill Macduff’s family.
Significant Quote Search!
On your handout, read the criteria for a
“significant” quote.
Try to find at least 2 in Act 4.
Bonus point for each additional quote that
you find, up to 5. (only if it appropriately
significant, and you explain why it is
significant.
Macbeth Museum Creative Project: 50 points with
option to double
Project must fulfill the following:
• Include at least 3 related significant quotes from
Macbeth
• Communicate to the viewer a strongly focused
idea about characterization, symbolization, plot,
theme, etc.
• Should be a kind of art form or “artifact” that
could be displayed at the “museum.
• All visual elements should be well done and
communicate meaning/tone/theme.
What are the visual elements of a creative
project?
How do they communicate to the viewer?
Kinds of lettering/font
Colors used
Matting and Mounting of
words and images
Use of lines and
shapes; kinds of
lines and shapes
Use of light and
shadows/shading
You must include a process sheet that details
the following:
Bonus if done: on 5-10 power point
slides that include photos of your
project in process and final project.
• steps that you have taken to complete
your project,
• what you have hoped to communicate to
the viewer about the play,
• the challenges you faced doing the project
and how you overcame them, and
• your feelings about the effectiveness of the
outcome.
Recommended:
Create a Macbeth Prop Box—transform a
shoebox into a display for an “artifact”—an
object related to the play Macbeth. Include a
three dimensional object or objects, three
related quotations, and an explanation of how
the object is significant to the play and its
themes and/or characters. Use colors and
textures to reinforce the thematic elements and
tone.
Other options…
Graphic Design/Comic book…trace a character’s
transformation throughout Macbeth with one
“comic book” page from each act of the play. ..45 total. Each page should show a significant plot
event related to the character that shows how
s/he was at the beginning of the play, and how
s/he changes throughout the play. Each page
must include a significant quote from the novel
that reveals characterization.
Macbeth: Quality Cartoon Quote Posters
Draw 3-5 cartoon illustrations that feature a
significant quote from Macbeth.
Make sure that the quote is written in
large, attention-getting letters that
communicate the idea of the quote.
Make sure that all visual elements are
consistent with the meaning and context
of the quote.
The Journal of Lady Macbeth’s servant:
Show 2 entries for each Act of the play. In
each entry, depict significant plot events
and character changes from the point of
view of the servant.
Film: Write 5 monologues that demonstrate the
feelings of 5 different characters in the play.
Have your monologues linked by a common
theme that is evident in each:
Example: Regrets, the High Price of Ambition,
Voices from the Servants Hall,
For each monologue, have the character in
costume. Film in a way that communicates the
mood and tone of the scene.
Macbeth Museum Prop Object
Brainstorm!
How many objects can you think of that
are related to the play in some
significant way?
Writing Tip for the Day:
Always lead your reader into a Quote--don’t whack your reader with a quote!
It gives me pride to know that I helped our team and make
my parents proud when I score a run or send a ball to the
outfield. “America has rolled by like and army of
steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt
and erased again. But Baseball has marked the time. This
field, this game is part of our past.” (Terrence Man- James
Earl Jones- “Field of Dreams”).
Use a transition to lead into a quote and let
your reader know its significance…
It gives me pride to know that I helped our
team and make my parents proud when I
score a run or send a ball to the outfield. I am
reminded of the importance of baseball,
not just for me, but for all of us, by the
thought I heard in the movie, Field of
Dreams, “America has rolled by like and
army of steamrollers.

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