And wash this filthy witness from your hand.— Why did you bring these daggers from the place? (act 2, scene 2, line 45-46)
RL.1. Analyze a theme’s development over the course of a text. Analyze how a theme emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details.
Thou marshal’st me the way that I was going,And such an instrument I was to use. Mine eyes are made the fools o’ th’ other senses Or else worth all the rest. (act 2, scene 1, line 41-44)
RL.2 Analyze what the text says explicitly. Analyze inferences drawn from the text. Cite specific and relevant textual evidence to support analyses.
Here’s a knocking indeed! If a man were porter of hell gate, he should have old turning the key. (act 2, scene 3, line 1-2)
Macbeth has killed the king as he promise Lady Macbeth but she mocks him believing that he is weak for feeling terrible for killing king Duncan but Lady Macbeth is terrified that he brought the dagger back to their chamber which would lead others to know that they killed the king. (act 2, scene 2)
RL.4 Analyze the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings
Threescore and ten I can remember well, Within the volume of which time I have seen Hours dreadful and things strange, but this sore night Hath trifled former knowings. (act 2, scene 4, line 1-4)
Great treachery and want can come from those who you bring up the most. At first, Macbeth was horrified at the thought of killing Duncan especially since the king brought him up to being next in line, but now craves for to do it just because he will have the control and power. (act 2, scene 1)
RL.4 Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on tone.
Approach the chamber and destroy your sight With a new Gorgon. Do not bid me speak. See and then speak yourselves. (act 2, scene 3, line 65-67)
(act 2 scene 3)
Farewell, father. God’s benison go with you and with those. (act 2, scene 4, line 39-41)
The old man has seen many evil and terrible catastrophes in his life but none has came close to the shock and sadness of the night before, when King Duncan was murdered. (act 2, scene 4)
Is the old man really his father? (act 2, scene 4)