act 4 and 5 notes
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Act 3 scene 2
What are her thoughts and feelings?
Lady Macbeth is feeling troubled in this scene, I know this because of the line “noughts had, all’s spent. Where our desire is got without content. ‘tis safer to be that which we destroy. Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy. She describes a place without Banquo-the result of killing the sovereign; she says there will be lots of damage all around in Cawdor. In her next lines she ask god for forgiveness, and for god to be nice and NOT punish them for what they have done. “Come on. Gentle my lord, sleek o’er your rugged looks, be bright and jovial among your thoughts”. This shows that she wants to be queen without all the punishments of doing it the bad way. She feels guilty as well as Macbeth. “Is Banquo gone from court?” she wants to know so she does not have to feel guilty about seeing him within court, seeing him may make her to accidently ‘spill the beans’.
What does he fear?
Macbeth fears the guilt of killing the king, the punishment from god for the guilt; Macbeth is very scared of getting caught by anyone that may have some knowledge of the kill.
13: this line “with them they think on? Things without remedy” Is saying that the things in life that cant be fixed, for example Banquo, Macbeth had killed him but now no one in the world will ever be able to bring him back to life.