Act 3 Review Macbeth

Banquo refuses Macbeth’s invitation to dinner. False
Macbeth hires two men to kill Banquo and Fleance. False
Banquo’s son manages to escape from the murderers. True
Before the dinner, Macbeth looks confidently toward the future. True
Banquo’s ghost sits in Macbeth’s place at the table. True
Lady Macbeth explains that her husband’s wild words are caused by the pressure of being king. False
All the guests at the banquet see the ghostly figure. False
Macbeth is relieved that Macduff has failed to appear. False
Hecate and the weird sisters plan another meeting with Macbeth. True
Macduff has left Scotland to aid one of Duncan’s sons in a rebellion against Macbeth True
As Banquo considers Macbeth’s kingship, Banquo feels how? Glimmers of hope for his own future
Why does Macbeth want Banquo’s children dead? His crime will not benefit Banquo’s children.
In saying “what’s done is done,” Lady Macbeth suggest that she and Macbeth should do what? Accept the finality of their deed
In Macbeth’s response to his wife, Macbeth demonstrates what? A drive towards further evil
Macbeth is seized by a “fit” when what happens? He learns that Fleance is still alive
Macbeth describes the ghost at dinner as what? Covered with blood.
Lady Macbeth tries to bring Macbeth to his senses by doing what? Scolding him
Macbeth hints to his wife that he must do what again? Kill again
Hecate intends to punish Macbeth for what? overconfidence
At the beginning of Scene 6, Lennox speaks of Macbeth’s sorrow and nobility in what type of tone? sarcastic
Fleance says at the beginning of Act III, “…I have not heard the clock.” Clocks had not been invented in the 11th century time of the play. When a writer uses something from another time, he is utilizing what type of figurative language? anachronism
What change has occurred in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship? At first Macbeth and Lady Macbeth act as a team with her as the thinker and him as the doer. She provided him motivation. Now that Macbeth is king, he doesn’t rely on Lady Macbeth for encouragement; he acts on his own and tries to keep her out of the decisions.
Who sent the third murder? Why? Macbeth hired a third murderer because he is paranoid about most things and does not trust anyone, so he has to make sure the first two assassinations do their job by sending the third.
How was Banquo killed? Give specific details. His throat was cut. He’s in a ditch with 20 deep gashes in his head.
To whom has Macduff turned to find help in overthrowing Macbeth? Macduff has gone to England to seek the help of the English king Edward and his famous soldier Siwald.

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