This talk deals with the crucial 'If it were done' soliloquy in Act I scene vii, and here are things to listen out for and think about.
- why is this the crucial turning point of the play?
- how is Macbeth's confusion expressed in the speech?
- what are the key words?
- how is the idea of 'jumping' or 'leaping' an important one here and elsewhere?
- what is the significance of the word 'But' on line 7?
- by the end of the speech, what is he very clear about?
- how can Lady Macbeth change his mind so apparently easily, given what he has said here?