Seniors – Lady Macbeth’s nightmares


Tonight, read the short 5.1 where a doctor and nurse visit Lady Macbeth while she sleeps. In the comments below, what is going on in her head? Explain why she’s acting so strangely – think back to Freud and the physical manifestation of internal desires. How do we see the real world – meaning events we’ve seen happen in the play — blend in with what’s going on in her head? As always, cite the text.


Seniors – test prep

Seniors, you’ve got that essay test tomorrow. Remember, you can use your notes, the book and any other source we’ve used in class. You’ll have two essay questions, one on fate and the supernatural in the play and the other on Macbeth’s motivation for power.

Look back at the psychoanalytic/Freudian and New Historicist lenses, and if you haven’t yet, read over the Ropp article here. I can’t stress enough that you should be reading your classmates’ posts on the blog.

Good luck!