learning goal: what do we learn about Macbeth before the dagger scene?  how much evidence of conscience do you see in Macbeth’s dagger speech?

PBS film (Stewart/Fleetwood) interpretation of the dagger speech

in-class email, “dagger speech” (How visible is Macbeth’s speech in the dagger speech (2.1.33ff.)–a lot, a little or not at all?  Quoting at least one line from the speech, explain your response.)


general question for next several days of reading and classwork: read between the scenes–i.e., the opening wyrd-sisters scene and the dagger speech: what do we learn about Macbeth between these scenes?