Use this graphic organizer to collect your thoughts about characterization in Macbeth. As you read each scene, record what you learn about the character. Add the line from the play that supports your idea. Lady Macbeth Observations Text Support Looks Actions -She talks Macbeth into killing the king. – What beast was’t, then, That made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more than what you were, you would Be so much more the man. Nor time nor place Did then adhere, and yet you would make both:
They have made themselves, and that their fitness now Does unmake you. Speech -She knows Macbeth won’t do what he has to do to get the crown so she wants him to come home so she can encourage him to kill the king. -“Hie thee hither, that I may pour my spirits in thine ear; and chastise with the valor of my tongue all that impedes thee from the golden round,” Thoughts -She will do whatever it take to get Macbeth the crown.
Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here; And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood,
Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between The effect and it! Come to my woman’s breasts, And take my milk for gall, your murdering ministers, Wherever in your sightless substances You wait on nature’s mischief! Interactions -Wants Macbeth to get the crown and tells him she will do it if he is to coward to do it himself. – “and shalt be what thou art promis’d; yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. ” Macbeth Observations
Text Support Looks Actions -Kills Duncan. Speech – Doesn’t want to kill Duncan. -wants to get the crown in a more moral way. -“I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none. ” Thoughts -He thinks that karma comes back around, and he will get his punishment if he kill Duncan. -“that we but teach bloody instructions, which being taught, return to plague the inventor” – “this even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of our poison’d chalice to our own lips” – “We’d jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgment here” Interactions
-Him and Lady Macbeth agree to kill the king but then after thinking about it, he no longer wants to but Lady Macbeth convinces him to do it anyway. -” We will proceed no further in this business” – “Was the hope drunk Wherein you dress’d yourself? hath it slept since? And wakes it now, to look so green and pale At what it did so freely? From this time Such I account thy love. Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valor As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem; Letting “I dare not” wait upon “I would,” Like the poor cat i’ the adage? “