Macbeth Act 1, Scene 4: Black and Deep Desires

Stars, hide your fires;
Let not light see my black and deep desires:

Today’s work is to read this scene and then write a short summary in your class blog.

Then: re-write Macbeth’s final aside in your own words concentrating on his internal psychology.

MACBETH
[Aside] The Prince of Cumberland! that is a step
On which I must fall down, or else o’erleap,
For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires;
Let not light see my black and deep desires:
The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be,
Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.
Exit

Posted by Christopher Waugh

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” (Katherine Mansfield)

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