Macbeth Subtext - 3.3

Macbeth Subtext - 3.3

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The reason I chose to present my subtext assignment in the format of a comic strip is because comic strips are clear, simple and humorous. Throughout comics strips, it's easier for the readers to picture the characters and read the body language they express. Comic strips are humorous and fun, so it's an easier and more entertaining way for young students to read Shakespeare, and it will make them more willing to read his plays. I decided to add subtext to Act 3 scene 3. I thought that Banquo's murder would've been interesting to recreate and add subtext to because the scene was too quick. By adding a visual to the scene adds more details and specifics to what happens in the scene. I've added three subtext bubbles to the scene. My first one is the Second Murderer asking himself how does the Third Murderer know the routine of Banquo's men, my second is the also the Second Murderer telling himself that he sees Fleance escaping and finally my third subtext bubble is the First Murder worrying about how he'll deliver the news to Macbeth.

Storyboard Text

  • 3.3 Enter three Murderers. They stand in the shadow of the big tree. 
  • His horses go about.
  • Hark, I hear horses. 
  • Then 'tis he!
  • Give us a light there, ho!
  • Almost a mile-but he does usually, so all men do, from hence to th' palace gate, make it their walk. 
  • How does he know all of this?
  • Stand to 't.
  • Enter Banquo and Fleance, with a torch. 
  • Let it come down. 
  • 'Tis he. 
  • A light, a light! 
  • It will be rain tonight. 
  • They attack Banquo. The first murderer strikes out the light. Banquo is slain, and Fleance escapes. 
  • The other one is getting away!
  • O, treatchery! Fly good Fleance, fly, fly, fly - thou myst revenge. O slave!
  • Was't not the way?
  • Who did strike out the light?
  • We have lost best half of our affair.
  • There's but one down: the son is fled. 
  • What will the King say about this..?
  • Well, let's away, and say how much is done.
  • End of scene
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