read through Act Two in Macbeth
In your “Macbeth Journal,” write answers to the questions below. Write your answers in complete sentences, using these journal entries to explore your reactions to the development of these characters.
What aspects of Banquo’s character are emerging in Act Two? Which lines show these most successfully? How do these aspects contrast with the developing portrait of Macbeth? Which lines best reveal his, Macbeth’s, his character?
The synopsis atop page 44 states that “Lady Macbeth dismisses his [Macbeth’s] hallucinations.” What is she thinking and feeling when she does this? To what extent does her dismissal highlight the essential differences between her character and his?