|What does Duncan say about the former Thane of Cawdor (lines 11-14)?
|He said he had trusted him but he was a traitor
|Explain how Duncan’s first line supports the theme about appearance vs reality.
|Things are not always as they appear – Duncan is not good at seeing people as they are.
|What does Duncan plan to do? Why is he doing this? Given Duncan’s earlier statement , what does this reveal about Duncan’s nature? How do his words help develop the plot or hint at future events?
|Duncan will reward Macbeth for his service by making him King of Cumberland.Once again Duncan does not see the evil in people.
|Paraphrase lines 48-53. How do the lines contrast with Macbeth’s earlier thoughts about his destiny? How do Macbeth’s thoughts help develop the theme?
|Macbeth wants to believe like the previous Thane of Cawdor – people not to see his dark thoughts.
The Tragedy of Macbeth Act 1 Scene 4
August 17, 2019