As part of the introduction to our Year 8 Macbeth Study, we’re looking, in acute detail, at some small excerpts from the main play.
Before we start reading. Before we know the plot. We’re putting the microscope on the language of shakespeare and what this might reveal. My proposition with this presentation is that Shakespeare has Macbeth use personification in this extract to reveal the extent to which Macbeth is blaming external forces for the choices he is about to make.
You can see the whole lesson sequence on the class site