English 10: Macbeth D

What does the word broil mean in this excerpt from Macbeth?Read the passage.excerpt from Macbeth by William ShakespeareDuncan: What bloody man is that? He can report,As seemeth by his plight, of the revoltThe newest state.Malcolm: This is the sergeantWho like a good and hardy soldier fought’Gainst my captivity. Hail, brave friend!Say to the king the knowledge of the broilAs thou didst leave it. battle
How does Shakespeare’s use of figurative language in this excerpt affect the play?Read the passage.excerpt from Macbeth by William ShakespeareDuncan: Dismay’d not this Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo?Sergeant: Yes; As sparrows eagles, or the hare the lion. If I say sooth, I must report they were As cannons overcharged with double cracks, so they Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe: Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, Or memorise another Golgotha, I cannot tell. But I am faint, my gashes cry for help.Duncan: So well thy words become thee as thy wounds; They smack of honour both. Go get him surgeons. By comparing Macbeth and Banquo to predatory animals like eagles and the lion, the Sergeant clearly conveys the idea that these two men were aggressive and strong in battle.
In Act II, Scene 2, of Macbeth, why doesn’t Lady Macbeth tell her husband that she could not bring herself to kill Duncan in his sleep? To do so would reveal her own hesitation and failure to act after she has criticized Macbeth for his.
After Macduff discovers that Duncan has been murdered, Macbeth pretends to be learning of the king’s death for the first time. He says, “Had I but died an hour before this chance, / I had lived a bless├Ęd time,” and tells the others how, in a rage, he killed Duncan’s bodyguards.How do Macbeth’s words and behavior in this scene move the plot of the play forward? They prevent others from suspecting that he is the murderer.
After murdering Duncan, Macbeth then kills the king’s servants so that the blame for Duncan’s death can fall on them.Which lines from the play show that Macbeth’s plot works as he planned? Lennox: “Those of his chamber, as it seem’d, had done ‘t: / Their hands and faces were an badged with blood.”
Many people describe Macbeth at the start of the play.Which of these descriptions no longer fits Macbeth by the end of Act II? too “full o’th’ milk of human kindness” to do an evil deed
In Act 1, Scene 5, Lady Macbeth is introduced and then immediately is shown wondering whether her husband has the will to seize the crown.How does Shakespeare’s decision to depict Lady Macbeth in this way affect the play? It quickly and firmly establishes Lady Macbeth as a figure of great ambition and foreshadows her role in convincing her husband to assassinate Duncan.

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