Macbeth’s Insecurities- do not complete until we finish reading act 3...
1. Describe places, people, or events that make you feel insecure or uncertain. How do you tend to act when you’re feeling insecure?
2. Macbeth is also plagued by his insecurities. Why do you think he is haunted by the ghost of Banquo, but NOT by the ghost of Duncan? Think of at least two reasons.
3. Before deciding to murder both Duncan and Banquo, Macbeth delivers two long monologues. Reread the last few lines of each monologue (51, 87).Why do you think Macbeth is so concerned with whether or not they will go to heaven or hell?
4. Play the psychiatrist. If you had to give a diagnosis for Macbeth or Lady Macbeth what you explain as the condition they suffer from? Could you give a diagnosis of other characters? Duncan? Banquo? Malcolm and Donalbain?