Does anyone know a gap in Macbeth that can be filled with a monologue?  Any ideas will be great.I really need help with my English assignment ASAP. My task is to fill in a gap in the play Macbeth....

Does anyone know a gap in Macbeth that can be filled with a monologue?  Any ideas will be great.

I really need help with my English assignment ASAP. My task is to fill in a gap in the play Macbeth. It must be written as a monologue. If any one knows any sections or ideas/gaps in Macbeth that I can do this, can you plz tell me.

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shakespeareguru | Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

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One of the most famous "gaps" in the play is the murder of Duncan.  The murders of Banquo and Lady Macduff are dramatized in the play, but the murder of Duncan in Act II, scene ii, is an off-stage event.  There are two visits to Duncan's bedchamber, one made by Macbeth when he actually murderers the king, and then Lady Macbeth goes back to return the daggers to the scene of the crime.  Either of these visits to Duncan's bedchamber would make a good soliloquy.

Another much discussed gap is the change that comes over Lady Macbeth from her exit in Act III, scene iv until she re-enters the play in Act V.  How does she change from the assertive and confident woman of early in the play to the guilt-ridden sleepwalker of the end?  This gap would be a good opportunity for a monologue too.

The links below will give you more detail about the scenes I have mentioned.  Good luck with your assignment.

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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I remember reading the play and some critics contend that there is a gap between two early scenes in which two characters are soliloquizing about the method and reason for killing King Duncan, but off-hand I am not sure exactly where that exists. I will read the play over again tomorrow, and if you can't find the answer by then, send me a message to my inbox on here and I will try to help you out further. I think it might be between Act 2 Scene 2 and 3 if I can remember. Let me know what you find and if you do find it. To say that there really is a gap and Shakespeare di not fill it is one interesting discussion.

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