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.
"Is this a dagger which I see before me?" (2.1.32)
RL.2 Analyze what the text says explicitly. Analyze inferences drawn from the text. Cite specific and relevant textual evidence to support analyses.
"I go, and it is done" (2.1.61)
Macbeth joins Banquo and Fleance in his castle on a very dark night. Banquo says he dreamt of the 3 witches and Macbeth responds by saying, “I think not of them.” (2.1.21) Even though he says this he is lying to them. When Banquo and Fleance leave, Macbeth sets up to kill the king. Macbeth finds a bloody dagger that leads him to the kings room right past the drunk servants. Then he kills the king. When Macbeth gets home to his wife, she sees that he has brought him the bloody daggers with him and she insists that he take them back. Macbeth won’t take them back, he says, “I’m afraid to think what I have done.” (2.2.51) Lady Macbeth has to bring them back for him. When she gets back they hear a knock on the door. The porter answers it. It is MacDuff and Macbeth leads him to the kings room. MacDuff discovers the murder and he wakes everyone up. While everyone is confused Macbeth kills the servants. The kings sons flee because they could be suspects.
RL.4 Analyze the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings
"I'll gild the faces of the grooms withal." (2.2.59)
RL.4Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on tone.
Conclusion/work on adding 4 category level (on the rubric) to your project.
"To Ireland I. Our separated fortune shall keep us both the safer." (2.4.132-133)
"Awake, awake! Ring the alarum bell. -Murder and Treason!" (2.3.67)