Motifs in Macbeth: Analysis and Multimedia Presentation Assignment: You will trace the development of a motif through the play and analyze how it helps to develop character, theme and mood in the play. You will then create a multi-media presentation using PowerPoint and present your analysis to the class. Motifs: supernatural elements blood (including hand-washing) clothing sight and blindness animal (especially birds) disease darkness manliness/ gender roles sleep parenthood Requirements: 1. Work in groups of 3 to 4 students 2. Use online concordance to find quotes relevant to your assigned motif 3. Analyze the role your motif plays in each of the following areas. a. Mood / atmosphere b. Character- Focus should be primarily on Macbeth and Lady Macbeth c. Theme- you must identify at least one specific theme 4. Create a PowerPoint presentation which incorporates the following elements a. Analysis summary: 1-2 slides which summarizes your analysis and the importance of your motif in terms of the development of mood, character, and theme. b. Supporting quotes: a minimum of 5 slides which give a supporting quote from the play and a more in depth analysis of its importance. You must include Act scene and line numbers. c. Hyperlinks: You must include hyperlinks connecting specific parts of your summary to relevant support slides. d. Audio and visual enhancements: every slide should include an audio and/or visual element(s) that compliments and enhances the print content of the slide. Consider using pictures, recorded voice, dramatic readings, music, sound effects, and video clips. 5. Present your multimedia presentation to the class. All group members must participate meaningfully in the presentation. The presentation should be rehearsed and smoothly delivered in such a way as to engage and inform the audience.
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