#1
Hey guys...
I have a test on Macbeth tomorrow and I need a good site which has most of the important information on the book. For example on how the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changes throughout the play etc....crap like that. I've read the book and only understood half of it. I have found some sites that give a basic summary of each act and scene which is great, but they don't go into any other subjects concerning the book. I'm sure most of you have had to read it in school...how did you prepare for the test (is there was one).

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#2
try sparksnotes ?

i never use it or even go there but people find it useful.. or try plain old wikipedia ...

Im learning mid-summer's night dream instead so i cant help you...
#3
I tried sparknotes and its still not analysed enough imo, thanks for the reply though
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I tried sparknotes and its still not analysed enough imo, thanks for the reply though


if you read it and didnt understand it, you shoulda raised some questions in class about what you didn't understand, or after school or whatever.
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if you read it and didnt understand it, you shoulda raised some questions in class about what you didn't understand, or after school or whatever.


well when I read some scene for example, I didn't understand half of the crap that was going on in there so I always read a summary for each scene on the internetz. In terms of knowing what happens in the book, I think I'll be fine.
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#6
is your book the type with the text on the right and some notes on the left? if it is make use of the guide in the book...

If not read it ! start reading the entire book again...
#7
no it just has the vocabulary at the bottom of each page (since I'm in Germany)...
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#8
i don't really understand to be honest. i mean, at the level you're studying it at, the questions are pretty much plot recall with a small bit of analysis. so just read the play. you might think thats daunting, if you aren't used to early modern english it can be a worrying prospect (though shakespeare is relatively easy to read), but just try to not think about it. just read the play. ignore the line breaks for now, take each sentence as a sentence, and at the end of each one make sure you understand what the sentence was saying. if there are unfamiliar words, your text ought to gloss them, if they aren't glossed, look them up in a dictionary, if you can't find them don't worry about them for now.

seriously, a good, steady, in depth read is the best thing to do. as you do, take notes on what is happening; you're interested in the macbeth - lady macbeth relationship? so take notes as you read it on all the different things that happen in that relationship.

EDIT: oh, you're german! that explains a lot. i'd still try what i suggested anyway.
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i don't really understand to be honest. i mean, at the level you're studying it at, the questions are pretty much plot recall with a small bit of analysis. so just read the play. you might think thats daunting, if you aren't used to early modern english it can be a worrying prospect (though shakespeare is relatively easy to read), but just try to not think about it. just read the play. ignore the line breaks for now, take each sentence as a sentence, and at the end of each one make sure you understand what the sentence was saying. if there are unfamiliar words, your text ought to gloss them, if they aren't glossed, look them up in a dictionary, if you can't find them don't worry about them for now.

seriously, a good, steady, in depth read is the best thing to do. as you do, take notes on what is happening; you're interested in the macbeth - lady macbeth relationship? so take notes as you read it on all the different things that happen in that relationship.

EDIT: oh, you're german! that explains a lot. i'd still try what i suggested anyway.


believe me, I've tried and failed miserably...I did take quite a few notes in school but these are just the rather bland plot related things our teacher was talking about. Good thing the points for each question are comprised of content AND language (50:50) so that will hopefully save my ass.
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#10
the key is to read read read.. read it!!!!

Shakespeare is easy to read, if you can understand it, read it over and over till the meaning sinks in.. its gets easier to read once you are used to his style of writing. So read it

or get a classmate to summarize it for you if its really a problem
#11
the plot and content of the book I know.. enough in order to write an essay on it with rather good results...I've read the book before and I'm not going to read that garbage again ...I shall continue my quest for the informationz I regardeth though
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#12
Are you telling me you've made it through high school this far without sparknotes? For shame, for shame.
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#13
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I would get a summary instead of reading it.