Macbeth Essay Plan on Act 1 Scene 7

Lines 46 - 73

  • Created by: iandis
  • Created on: 14-03-19 19:22
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  • Question 1
    • 'What beast was’t, then That made you break this enterprise to me?'
      • Start of the extract
      • 'Beast' shows that Lady Macbeth knowns that it’s an atrocious thing to do, yet is still going on with it
      • 'enterprise' shows that the idea is a bold one and possibly dangerous
        • Referring to the plan to murder Duncan
      • 'Break' makes the idea seem fragile, as if it was a delicate object
    • Be so much more the man
      • Between the start and the middle of the extract.
      • Attacking his masculinity
        • Would shock the audience as women were to respect men and abide by their wishes
          • Shakespeare wants the audience to hate Lady Macbeth
        • very dangerous as he views himself as a brave and noble warrior
        • Links to 'But screw your courage to the sticking-place
          • Would shock the audience as women were to respect men and abide by their wishes
            • Shakespeare wants the audience to hate Lady Macbeth
      • 'More' possibly suggesting that Macbeth could do better, be better,
    • What cannot you and I perform upon Th’ unguarded Duncan
      • Near the end of the extract.
      • Shock the audience as plotting to kill the king is treason and also destroying the 'man chosen by God'
      • Implying that Lady Macbeth has also a role in the Plot
        • Audience may think that Lady Macbeth is the reason why Macbeth Murders Duncan

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