APEX: English 9 (Semester 2 – 1.2.7 ANSWERS): Analyze The Supernatural in MacBeth

What shows that Lady Macbeth has a softer side, even if it’s well hidden? She doesn’t kill Duncan herself because he looks like her father
Based on the context, what is the meaning of “spurn”? To reject or treat with disgust
What do Macbeth’s arguments to persuade the murderers to kill Banquo show about the changes in Macbeth’s character? He has become more comfortable using manipulation and murder to retain the crown.
[sidenote: read the passage]What reason do Malcolm and Donalbain have for fleeing Scotland? They are afraid they will be murdered by someone close to them
[sidenote: read the passage]Which lines would support the answer to the question of why Malcolm and Donalbain feel they need to leave Scotland? Where we are, / There’s daggers in men’s smiles. The near in blood, / The nearer bloody.
[sidenote: read the passage]What can you conclude from the lines “Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck, / Till thou applaud the deed”? Macbeth is not going to tell his wife about his plan to murder Banquo until after the murder has been committed.
[sidenote: read the passage]Which statement best conveys the meaning of the text? I’m also tired of struggling and will do anything to make my life better.
Which event in Macbeth illustrates the recurring motif of “Fair is foul, and foul is fair”? Macbeth kills the current king and is rewarded by being named king himself.
[sidenote: read the passage]What makes Hecate’s speech stand out from the speech of other characters? She speaks in rhyme.
[sidenote: read the passage]Which sentence is the best translation of the text? Banquo is dead and his son has escaped, and although Fleance is weak now, he will grow up and become very dangerous to me.

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