Macbeth Act 2 Analysis Chart
In the chart below you will find a series of questions related to today's reading. Read each question before you read/watch our
material for the day so that you can search for evidence as you work through the assigned acts. You should support your answers
with evidence in the appropriate column (you do not have to worry about embedding your quotes today, but take note of which Act
and Scene the quotes come from). Be sure that each question is answered thoroughly with at least a paragraph response.
What is the significance/symbolic
meaning of the dagger in scene I of Act II
Good drama has
between opposing forces.
refers to a struggle between
individuals and outside forces or other
individuals. Find an example of external
conflict in the first two acts and explain
how it connects to a desire for power.
refers to a mental or
emotional struggle within the individual.
Find an example of internal conflict in the
first two acts and explain how it connects
to a desire for power.
What argument does Lady Macbeth use
to convince Macbeth to murder Duncan?
Do you think Macbeth would have gone
ahead with the murder of Duncan if his
wife had not encouraged him to do so?