To be thus is nothing; But to be safely thus

As we read Act 3 think about the following:

  • the relationship between Banquo and Macbeth?
  • the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth?


Shakespeare’s choice of imagery is deliberate.  It is essential that you can perform close, word-level analysis to show your reader how the imagery operates in the text to illuminate the ideas. Below is a series of images that are suggested by the language in Act 3.  For each image, find the relevant quotation/s and provide and explanation of the significance of the image.  Who or what does it relate to and how does it help to highlight something for the audience?










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