In this co-operative review activity, students who have studied the Scottish play are asked to match the text on the edges of the sixteen triangles to reconstitute the following quotes:
- But screw your courage to the sticking place . . .
- Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it.
- Let not light see my black and deep desires.
- False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
- There’s daggers in men’s smiles.
- The attempt and not the deed confounds us.
- Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.
- Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
- Give sorrow words.
- Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and
frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more.
- Look like th' innocent flower, but be the serpent under ’t.
- Out, damned spot!
- What’s done cannot be undone.
- The instruments of darkness tell us truths . . .
- By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.
- Fair is foul, and foul is fair.
The preview puzzle (which is designed for very young children and, unlike the challenging Macbeth activity, includes images) will demonstrate how triangle puzzles work.