Beginning Your Narrative

01.14 Beginning Your Narrative

Topic:

You are a guest at Macbeth’s coronation; during dinner, Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost. Using first person point of view, write a narrative that tells a story about the events at the coronation.

Characters:

Macbeth

How would you describe them?

Why?

Physical Appearance

Thin, sleep-deprived, sick, and quiet.

Usually strong, funny, and confident,

He’s been losing sleep over the horrid things he’s done, and is generally worried and paranoid.

Feelings

He’s paranoid, terrified, and feeling violently unstable.

He just ordered his best friend to be killed, and now his ghost is here in front of him. He’s constantly afraid that someone might find out about his misdeeds.

Attitude

Quiet, lost in thought, and shifty.

He just did the worst thing he’s done in his entire life, and his conscience is black.

Lady Macbeth

How would you describe them?

Why?

Physical Appearance

Unsettlingly beautiful, but there’s some fearsome strength underneath it all. She looks watchful.

She’s strong, but now she’s both watching Macbeth’s strange behavior and her guests to make sure they’re not noticing too much.

Feelings

She’s nervous, angry, and hopeful. She wants to help Macbeth, but is also annoyed at him.

She just partook in the murder of the King, now her husband is being crowned. She doesn’t want to be found out, and Macbeth is on the verge of ousting their secret.

Attitude

Loud, charming, and kind.

She’s trying to detract as much attention away from Macbeth as possible, so she’s acting as the host in his place.

Henry

How would you describe them?

Why?

Physical Appearance

He’s enjoying himself, but notices Macbeth’s odd behavior. He then begins to look a bit less comfortable.

He came here for a party, but in the back of his mind there is the still-fresh murder of the King, which leaves a sour taste behind. Macbeth’s odd behavior amps up Henry’s already-high nerves.

Feelings

He’s worried, but happy to be here. He begins to feel panicked when Macbeth begins to speak to thin air, and wants to leave before he loses his cool.

He’s feeling rather high-strung, as is everyone else here, because of the King’s death. He still, however, wants to have a good time, but Macbeth is ruining it and freaking everyone else out.

Attitude

Bawdy, loud. Later, becomes nervous and scared.

He’s having fun, making jokes, enjoying himself. When Macbeth starts to lose his cool, he does, too, and is afraid of the unknown.

Conflict:

Characters

Conflict Experienced

How do they respond?

Macbeth

Man vs. Self

Man vs. Society

He’s afraid of himself, but is simultaneously losing that part of himself that is afraid, becoming entirely what he’s afraid of becoming.

He’s trying to remain as Lady Macbeth advised him to, but struggles to appear calm before the others.

Lady Macbeth

Man vs. Man

Man vs. Society

She has to keep Macbeth in line, but struggles to deal with him.

She also has to appear calm, normal, and content to all of her guests.

Henry

Man vs. Society

He has to keep his cool in front of all the others, if he wants to be respected at all in the future. His reputation is on the line, and he believes his safety to be so as well.

Setting:

Banquet hall with long wooden tables, stone walls, vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams ceiling. Feels very warm, lots of people around, all drinking, eating, and having a good time. Macbeth’s hallucination cuts through this warmth like a frozen knife, leaving everyone cold and, once they’ve gone, whispering.

Plot:

Exposition

Rising Action

Climax

Falling Action

Resolution

A cozy, warm banquet hall, filled with drinking, laughing, eating people. Macbeth sits, surrounded by others in body but completely alone in mind.

Banquo’s ghost enters the room, and is visible only to Macbeth. He says nothing, only walking towards Macbeth in gruesome peace. Macbeth begins to sweat, and begins to look extremely pale.

Macbeth begins shouting at Banquo’s ghost as if they were alone, having forgotten that anyone else was there. The room’s cheer and warmth cease to exist, as discomfort and terror grow among Henry and the other guests.

Lady Macbeth swoops in to try and shut Macbeth up, laughing it off in a attempt to comfort her terrified guests, but her own thinly veiled fear is beginning to show. She then makes everyone leave, but Harold demands answers.

Lady Macbeth delivers a fearsome threat to Henry, that he’s maybe sticking his snout in the wrong business, and he leaves in fear.

Voice:

Point of View: 1st Person

Tone

Pace

Words to Describe the Tone:

Panicked, worried, afraid, unsure.

Fitting Pace:

Fast-paced.

How I will Communicate the Tone:

Harold, the character who I am writing as, is feeling the above feelings.

Why:

The narrative’s events occur quickly, so I want the readers to experience them quickly.

How I want Readers to Feel:

I want readers to feel as Henry does towards the scene’s events.

How I will Create Pace:

I will write the events in quick succession.

Want latest solution of this assignment

+ Submit Your Assignment Here

AssignmentHippo Features

On Time Delivery

Our motto is deliver assignment on Time. Our Expert writers deliver quality assignments to the students.

Plagiarism Free Work

Get reliable and unique assignments by using our 100% plagiarism-free.

24 X 7 Live Help

Get connected 24*7 with our Live Chat support executives to receive instant solutions for your assignment.

Services For All Subjects

Get Help with all the subjects like: Programming, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Law and Marketing.

Best Price Guarantee

Get premium service at a pocket-friendly rate at AssignmentHippo

FREE SAMPLE FILE

Client Review

I was struggling so hard to complete my marketing assignment on brand development when I decided to finally reach to the experts of this portal. They certainly deliver perfect consistency and the desired format. The content prepared by the experts of this platform was simply amazing. I definitely owe my grades to them.

Tap to Chat
Get instant assignment help