Cloze Procedure – Macbeth

Macduff – Homework [Macbeth]

 

Your task is simple; insert the words into the gaps so that this makes complete sense and then write it out for your own notes when studying the play.

 

Macduff is the archetype of the avenging _ _ _ _, not simply out for revenge but with a _ _ _ _ and holy purpose. Macduff is the character who has two of the most significant _ _ _ _ _ in the play.

 

First, he is the discoverer of _ _ _ _ Duncan’s body. Second, the news of the callous _ _ _ _ _ _ of his wife and children (Act IV, Scene 3) spurs him toward his desire to take personal _ _ _ _ _ _ _ upon the tyrannical _ _ _ _ _ _ _.

 

When he knocks at the gate of Macbeth’s castle in Act 2, Scene 3, he is being equated with the _ _ _ _ _ of Christ, who before his final ascension into Heaven, goes down to release the souls of the damned from hell.

 

Like Macbeth, Macduff is also shown as a _ _ _ _ _ being. When he hears of the death of his “pretty chickens,” he has to hold _ _ _ _ his emotions. Even when in Act 4 Scene 3) Malcolm urges him to “Dispute it like a man,” Macduff’s reply is “I will do so. But I must also feel it as a man” enabling the audience to weigh him against _ _ _ _ _ _ _, an unfeeling man if ever there was one.

 

In the final combat between _ _ _ _ and anti-hero, this humanity is recalled once more when Macduff _ _ _ _ _ out, “I have no words; my voice is in my sword.” It is his very wordlessness that _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ with Macbeth’s _ _ _ _ _ rhetoric.

 

Words to use

RHETORIC                        MACBETH                         HERO                     HUMAN

 

ROLES                                        GOOD                               BACK                      FIGURE

 

CRIES                               KING                                MURDER                 EMPTY

 

HERO                               MACBETH                         REVENGE                

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