RL. 1. Analyze A themes development over the course of a text. Analyze how a theme emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details
RL.2 Analyze what the text says explicitly Analyze inferences drawn from the text. Cite specific and relevant textual evidence to
In Act 2 of Macbeth we figure out how Macbeth kills the king. When Macbeth finally pulls it together and kills king Duncan he sees a floating dagger right in front of him pointing towards king Duncan Although this Dagger is just part of his imagination he takes it as a sign that murder is the right choice. After Macbeth kills The King He forgets to leave the dagger and meets up with Lady Macbeth, After she realizes that he still has the dagger she takes it from Macbeth and goes to bring it back to the murder scene. When she returns they wash themselves off in belief that they will be free of their sins. When Everyone finds out about the murder Malcolm and Donalbain decides to leave for their own safety.
RL.4 Analyze the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
the theme in act 2 of Macbeth would be suspense. It develops because the readers know who the killers are while the rest of the characters are put into fear about the whole situation.
RL.4 Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning . Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on tone
When Banquo and Fleance talk about how dark it is outside Shakespeare is inferring that the night will be full of dark moments including the murder. "There's husbandry in heaven;their candles are all out"(2.1.5-6).
An example of connotative language in act 2 would be when Macbeth said he thinks none of the witches because he puts it in way showing that what they said is worthless information that is not true. In Act 2 Figurative language is also used for example when macbeth stated that everything became chaotic and implied that the earth was shaking and that earth was feverous; this was an example of personification