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.
gibberish, *sees ghost* ahh!
RL.2 Analyze what the text says explicitly. Analyze inferences drawn from the text. Cite specific and relevant textual evidence to support analyses.
(In act two, king Duncan is killed by Macbeth). Macbeth explains that he killed king Duncan. (2.2.54-55)
RL.4 Analyze the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings
Macbeth starts to go insane and see ghosts after Duncan's murder. "glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore cawdor shall sleep no more."(4.1.24) (this is the scene where everyone is eating dinner and Macbeth paces around talking about the ghost that he sees).
RL.4Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on tone.
Mrs. Macbeth is mad at Macbeth for not cleaning off the knife and he continues to deal with "eternal anxiety" and guilt after killing Duncan
"a heavy summons lies like lead upon me." 2.6 "As they had seen me with these hangman hands." 2.25 "The wine of life is drawn." 2.89
Insanity is the result of a guilty conscience: "glamis hath murdered sleep and therefore cawdor shall sleep no more" the word choice provides detail and examples of how this theme is true. "it is an accustomed action with her to seem thus washing her hands" line 24 pg. 278 in this quote lady macbeth is dreaming and ultimately going insane after the murder dreaming of washing king Duncans blood off of her hands.
this is ultimately one of the most action full acts of the story where the king is killed and the whole of characters in the play are distraught and seeking answers. i chose the theme that insanity is the result of a guilty conscience and i believe that is true here because we see with Macbeth and lady Macbeth, they are very guilty following the death of Duncan and this causes them to ultimately go insane.