Macbeth: After Act 5 Personal Response

Examine one of the following topics and write a narrative or personal essay:

  • Kingship (Consider the four Kings in the play: Duncan, Macbeth, Edward, Malcolm)
  • Ambition (Consider the ambitions of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth)
  • Guilt (Consider Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s response to guilt – and/or the Macduffs)
  • Order (Consider nature, politics, relationships, and how order is restored)
  • Deceptive Appearances
  • Fathers and Sons
  • Sleep
  • Loyalty and Patriotism
  • The Ideal Marriage


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Macbeth: After Act 3 Personal Response

Respond to one of the following prompts:

  • Sometimes we feel so angry or frustrated, so helpless or desperate that we lose all caution and restraint. Describe such an experience of your own or of someone you know.
  • If you had to choose between loyalty to your family and loyalty to your country, what decision would you make?
  • In your opinion, which qualities are essential in a political leader? Which qualities are unacceptable?
  • What kind of behaviour have you observed in children who are trying to conceal guilt? How do you conceal your guilty conscience?
  • Have you ever felt that everyone you know has turned against you? What were the circumstances? How did you deal with the situation?
  • Describe a situation in which you felt trapped. How did you behave?
  • Is revenge ever justified? Recall an incident in which you decided either to take revenge or that revenge would not be justified.
  • If your country had experienced great turmoil, how would you, as its leader, begin restoration?
Personal Response Rubric

Personal Response Rubric

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