Macbeth Anticipation Guide
Part I Directions: Before reading Macbeth, in the BEFORE column respond to each
statement by putting a plus sign (+) if you agree, a minus sign (-) if you disagree,
or a question mark (?) if you are unsure of your belief. On the back, write a
sentence explaining your choice for each.
Part II Directions: After reading Macbeth, in the AFTER column respond again to
the statements using the same symbols.
Part III Directions: On a separate piece of paper respond in at least one paragraph
(6 sentences) to a statement where your belief changed since reading the play.
Before Statement After
_____ 1. Shakespeare’s writing does not relate to my life. _____
_____ 2. Some things are fated to happen, and we have no control over them. ______
_____ 3. Supernatural beings can influence our lives. ______
_____ 4. It’s sometimes okay to betray your friends. ______
_____ 5. You should seek revenge on a friend if they’ve done something wrong to you. ______
_____ 6. You should always trust your friends. ______
_____ 7. It’s almost impossible to resist peer pressure. ______
_____ 8. Men are more ruthless (cruel, coldblooded) than women. ______
_____ 9. I would not change who I am if I became powerful. ______