My Perspectives: British and World Literature Grade 12, Volume One-page 313-Answers

Assignment

This exercise requires you to read a speech from the text (chosen in example 1) to reflect the feelings of the character who said it. In this exercise, the tone and rhythm of speech can reflect how the character will feel in making his/her point.

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An example of a speech you could use is the speech in which Lady Macbeth argues for Macbeth’s friends to leave the castle when Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost and almost admits to his murder. This line of dialogue happens near the end of Act III.

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Point of view: Lady Macbeth knows the actions of Macbeth, and how he is frail due to his guilty conscience. Therefore, this speech comes loaded with subtext toward the attitude of her husband’s manhood.

Reasoning: For this question, refer to the speech section in Exercise 1. Lady Macbeth reasons with the table that Macbeth’s actions must be the case of an illness, for why else would he feel such a strange way towards Banquo and the guests. Lady Macbeth feels the only appropriate way out of this mess would be to fake Macbeth as being sick.

Word Choice: For this question, refer to the speech section in Exercise 1. Lady Macbeth’s use of the term “displaced mirth” to settle her guests and remain polite while in the same breath insulting Macbeth’s behavior. She additionally uses the word “enraged” to make Macbeth seem unapproachable, so that his friends will not ask him incriminating questions while he is in such a vulnerable state.

Emphasis: For this question, refer to the speech section in Exercise 1. The main emphasis in Lady Macbeth’s dialogue is to make an excuse so that Macbeth and the guests can part ways without any worse behavior being displayed.

Links Between ideas: For this question, refer to the speech section in Exercise 1. Lady Macbeth uses logical reasoning to explain why her guests should leave the castle. She explains that because Macbeth has “displaced the mirth” of the evening and he is “enraged” that is guests should leave immediately.

Rehearse the Recitation

Rehearse: With a partner, try to memorize the speech that Lady Macbeth makes on page 307, as shown in Exercise 1.

Present the Recitation

Present: using the prompt on page 312, present the speech to communicate clearly the dialogue and intentions of Lady Macbeth

Lead A Discussion

Discussion: In discussion, it might be helpful to mention the intentions of Lady Macbeth towards her guests (respect, courtesy) in conflict with her feelings toward Macbeth (hostility, shame, fear).

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