Julia Fenaroli 7
Who's to blame
After Macbeth murders Duncan, he hears voices that tell him, "Macbeth shall sleep no more!' "(2.2.60) Not only is this literal since Lady Macbeth begins to sleepwalk, and Macbeth has nightmares, but it is also a symbol. Sleep symbolizes innocence and morals, which go out the door when Macbeth kills Duncan. This also sort of foreshadows the sleep issues that Macbeth will encounter later in the story. "Now does he feel his title hang loose about him, like a giant's robe upon a dwarfish thief"
Macbeth's men are starting to despise him and "...move only in command, Nothing in love." (5.2.22-23) They are revolting against him. Angus states, "Now does he feel his title hang loose about him, like a giant's robe upon a dwarfish thief" (5.2.24-25) This is comparing Macbeth's very loose grasp on his men to a very large robe on a very small man. It doesn't fit.
After Macduff discovers Duncan's dead body, he compares the shocking sight to a Gorgon: a monster of Greek mythology with snakes for hair. "Approach the chamber, and destroy your sight With a new Gorgon." (2.3.78-79) Anyone who saw a Gorgon turned to stone, just like how the horrible sight would turn them to stone with fear.
Option 8: Piece of Art
Although this art is very simple, it is very relevant to Macbeth because it depicts Lady Macbeth's as she puppeteers Macbeth into killing Duncan. Basically Lady Macbeth was the mastermind of the entire plan and plotted his death from the beginning. She told Macbeth what to do and how to do it. She was the one behind the scenes and the one to move the plan forward. She tells him that all he has to do is "Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under't (1.5.75-76 and "Leave all the rest to me" (1.5.85) In other words, put on a happy face while I prepare you to murder someone. And the puppet looks happy on one side but has a dark and evil side that is peeking through, much like Macbeth.
Option 3: Song Connection
"I'll Make A Man Out Of You"
Let's get down to business
To defeat the Huns
Did they send me daughters when I asked for sons?
You're the saddest bunch I ever met
But you can bet before we're through
Mister, I'll make a man out of you
These lyrics from the movie Mulan show how Lady Macbeth feels about Macbeth. She claims he “Is too full o’ the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest,” This means she believes her husband is too good to seize the throne by murder, and that she must toughen him up, much like in the song. Lady Macbeth says to Macbeth: “Such I account thy love. Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valor As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting ‘I dare not’ wait upon ‘I would,’ Like the poor cat i' th' adage?” (1.7.44-50) With this, she is calling him a coward for having cold feet. Of course “the Huns” in the song is the synonym for Duncan, whom the couple is trying to take down.