CMJ Macbeth Acts 3 and 4

Act 3/Sc 1: What tactic used by Lady Macbeth does Macbeth use on the “murderers” to influence their decision to kill Banquo? She questions their manhood
Act 3/Sc 2: Lady Macbeth tries to comfort her husband by telling him to do what? Don’t think about it
Act 3/Sc 2: Name two reasons Macbeth had for not telling Lady Macbeth about his plans for Banquo and Fleance. 1) He doesn’t want her to know what it is until it happens so she doesn’t change it; 2) So he can prove hi is a man by doing this on his own
Act 3/Sc 3: Who gets killed? Banquo
Act 3/Sc 3: Who runs away? Why will Macbeth be upset about this? Fleance, because in time he will be a threat to Macbeth
Act 3/Sc 4: Whi is the surprise guest at the banquet? Banquo’s ghost
Act 3/Sc 4: Who does not show up for the banquet therefore making Macbeth angry? Macduff
Act 3/Sc 4: At whose house does Macbeth have a spy on the staff? Macduff
Act 3/Sc 5: Why is Hecate angry? She has been left out of the fun (making fun of Macbeth)
Act 3/Sc 6: Where do we find out that Macduff has gone? Why? To England to support Malcolm as the real king
Act 4/Sc 1: What does Macbeth’s anxiety to see the witches show? He trusts them and believes they can tell the future
Act 4/Sc 1:What are the first three apparitions to appera and what does each tell Macbeth? 1) Armored head of a warrior – beware of Macduff; 2) A bloody child – no one born by a woman can harm Macbeth; 3) A crowned child with a tree in his hand – he can never be conquered until Creat Birnan Wood marches up Dunsinane Hill
Act 4/Sc 1: What is the final apparition and what does it show Macbeth? 8 kings, representing the 8 Stuart kings of Scotland, with the 8th king, representing James 1, holding a mirror – shows that Banquo’s children will rule in Scotland
Act 4/Sc 1: Why is it important that Macbeth learns of Macduff’s plan for revenge right after he meets with the witches? It gives him the motivation to kill Macduff’s children
Act 4/Sc 1: What is Macbeth’s reaction to the news about Macduff? What does this tell us about Macbeth? Macbeth kills everyone in Macduff’s castle – tells us Macbeth has gone overboard with killing people
Act 4/Sc 2: Where does this scene take place? In Macduff’s castle
Act 4/Sc 2: What is the outcome of Scene 2? Everyone in the castle has been murdered
Act 4/Sc 3: Why has Macduff gone to England? To attempt to gain alligeance with Malcolm
Act 4/Sc 3: What help has the English king offered Malcolm and Macduff? General Siward and 10,000 men
Act 4/Sc 3: What information does Ross have for Macduff? That all the people in his castle were murdered
Act 4/Sc 3: What is Macduff’s response to Ross’s news? Why does he feel that revenge is impossible? He is sad and grieves and wants revenge but he doesn’t think he can get revenge because Macbeth doesn’t have any children therefor he cannot feel the same grief

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