English 4A Macbeth

True or false? During his day, Shakespeare’s plays were performed only at the Globe Theater false
True or false? Shakespeare’s first job at a theater in London was acting as the hero in one of his own plays false
The original Globe Theater burned down because of an accident drring a performance of Henry VIII
Macbeth opens with a dark tone set by a scene with three witches
Early in the play, Macbeth appears to be a loyal hero of Scotland
What do the witches predict about Macbeth’s future? Macbeth will become king
Look at the painting on page 321 of your textbook. What does the painting suggest about Lady Macbeth She desires the power of being queen
What is not an argument that Lady Macbeth uses to convince Macbeth to murder Duncan? Macbeth has never been an honorable man
The audience can sympathize with Macbeth because he can be brave, caring, and sensitive
The following lines are found on page 333, spoke by Macbeth:Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine Making the green one red. These lines show that Macbeth is horrified by the crime he has commited
What literary element is used in the first line quoted allusion
Who is responsible for Duncan’s murder? both Macbeth and LadyMacbeth
How does Lady Macbeth get blood on her hands, and what does the reaction to the blood show about her character? She spreads blood on the grooms; she is ruthless
Why is Duncan’s murder committed offstage? Macbeth’s character remains sympathetic since they do not see the murder
What definition of “weird” is intended in the second line of Banquo’s speech at the beginning of Act 3? supernatural
Which character is a foil to Macbeth? Banquo
How does the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth change in this act Lady Macbeth is no longer the aggressive one
Which intended victim of Macbeth’s pot manages to escape? Fleance
In act 3 of Macbeth, Macbeth acts on fear and predictions
What does the cauldron scene at the beginning of this act suggest about the action of the play? The powers of darkness are influencing events more and more
In the painting “Macbeth and the Witches” by George Romney shown on page 363, what element of the play is missing from the scene? the cauldron
How are the witches responsible for Macbeth’s moral decay? They stir Macbeth’s ambition, but he acts of his own free will
In Act 4 scene 2, why does Lady Macduff call her husband a traitor He has betrayed her by leaving
In Act 4 scene 3, Malcolm and Macduff become allies
While Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking, her hand movements show that she is trying to wash the blood off her hands
At the end of Act 3, Macbeth is not afraid of the coming enemy since he does not believe the prophecy that Bernam Forest will some to Dunsinane. This is ironic because the enemy carries branches to disguise their approach
In Act 5 Scene5, page 389, Macbeth says, “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.” Through this metaphore, Macbeth reveals his belief that life is meaningless
At the end of the play, you know that Duncan’s heir will become king of Scotland
True or false? Malcolm’s speech at the end of the play indicates that Macbeth was a tragic hero false
“Of all men else i have avoided thee. But get thee back! My soul is too much charged With blood of thine already.” Macduff
“Great Glamis! Worthy Cawdor! Greater than both, by the all-hail hereafter! Thy letters have bee transported me beyond This ignorant present, and I feel now The future in the instant” Macbeth
“Lesser than Macbeth, and greater.” “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none.” Banquo
“Foul whisperings are abroad. unnatural deeds Do breed unnatural troubles. infected minds To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets.” Lady Macbeth
“Hail King! for s thou art: behold, where stands th’ usurper’s sursed head. The time is free.” Malcolm

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