English Exam Macbeth portion

Act 2 scene 2, Whence is that knocking?— How is’t with me, when every noise appals me? What hands are here! Ha, they pluck out mine eyes. 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. Who says this and why? Macbeth- The enormity of Macbeth’s crime has awakened in him a powerful sense of guilt that will hound him throughout the play.
Act 1 scene 7, If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well It were done quickly. If th’assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch With his surcease success: that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all, here, But here upon this bank and shoal of time, We’d jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgement here, that we but teach Bloody instructions which, being taught, return To plague th’inventor. This even-handed justice Commends th’ingredience of our poisoned chalice To our own lips. He’s here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued against The deep damnation of his taking-off, And pity, like a naked new-born babe, Striding the blast, or heaven’s cherubin, horsed Upon the sightless couriers of the air, Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye That tears shall drown the wind. I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition which o’erleaps itself And falls on th’other.Who says it and why? Macbeth’s soliloquy-he admits that his only reason for committing murder, “ambition,” suddenly seems an insufficient justification for the act. The destruction that comes from unchecked ambition will continue to be explored as one of the play’s themes. As the soliloquy ends, Macbeth seems to resolve not to kill Duncan, but this resolve will only last until his wife returns and once again convinces him, by the strength of her will, to go ahead with their plot.
Act 1, scene 5The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood, Stop up th’access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between Th’ effect and it. Come to my woman’s breasts, And take my milk for gall, you murd’ring ministers, Wherever in your sightless substances You wait on nature’s mischief. Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, That my keen knife see not the wound it makes, Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark, To cry ‘Hold, hold!’ Who says it and why? Lady Macbeth- In this speech, there is no such confusion, as Lady Macbeth is clearly willing to do whatever is necessary to seize the throne. Her strength of purpose is contrasted with her husband’s tendency to waver. This speech shows the audience that Lady Macbeth is the real steel behind Macbeth and that her ambition will be strong enough to drive her husband forward.
Act 5, scene 1Out, damned spot; out, I say. One, two,—why, then ’tis time to do’t. Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie, a soldier and afeard? What need we fear who knows it when none can call our power to account? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? Who said it and what does it show? Lady Macbeth-Shows irony, she said Macbeth would be fearful and rat them out but it turns out she’s the one doing it
Act 5 scene 5She should have died hereafter. There would have been a time for such a word. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle. Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. “Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.”- Macbeth (Act V, Scene V)Who said it and why that the audience realizes how completely his wife’s passing and the ruin of his power have undone Macbeth. His speech insists that there is no meaning or purpose in life.
Name a few themes in Macbeth The corrupting nature of unchecked ambition; the relationship between cruelty and masculinity; the difference between kingship and tyranny
Name a few symbols in Macbeth Blood; the dagger that Macbeth sees just before he kills Duncan in Act 2; the weather
Name an example of foreshadowing Battle in act 1 foreshadows battle in finale
Act 1, scene 5″Yet do I fear thy nature, It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way.”Who says this? Lady Macbeth
Act 1 scene 5 “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under ‘t.”Who says this? To whom and why? Lady Macbeth says this to Macbeth in planning how they will kill duncan.
Act 4 scene 1 “Be bloody, bold, and resolute. Laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.”Who said this? What does it mean? The second apparition – tells Macbeth to be confident and without fear, for no person who is born of a woman can harm him.
Scene 2 act 3 “There’s daggers in men’s smiles. The near in blood, The nearer bloody.”Who says this? to whom and why? Malcolm says this to Macduff- You can’t trust anyone. Even friends may be lying about friendship.
Act 5 scene 8″Let fall thy blade on vulnerable crests; I bear a charmed life, which must not yield to one of woman born.”Who says this and why? Macbeth- He gets this illusion of being invincible due to the second apparition which states that “none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.” Macduff then states that he was not born but cut out of his mother’s womb before she could bear him naturally
Act 1 scene 1″Fair is foul, and foul is fair” What does this mean? Could mean things would be opposite to what they appear. It could be also interpreted as suggesting that Macbeth’s world will become upside down and he will do things he considers foul or unfair disregarding what appears fair to him. This line is among the most important in Macbeth and can be considered closest to describing the theme of the play.
Act 2 scene 2 “To know my deed, ’twere best not know myself.”Who said this? Why? What does it mean? it would be better if he was completely unaware of himself than to be conscious and think of the crime he had committed. He doubts whether he knows the man who committed the crime. The quote reflects that although Macbeth chooses to realize his ambition by unethical means, he is also aware of his wrongdoing.
Act 5 Scene 1 “Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. “Who said this and when? Lady Macbeth right before she commits suicide
Act 3 scene 2 “Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done, is done.”Who said this? To whom? Why? what does it mean? Lady Macbeth-to Macbeth in an effort to make him get over the guilt and fear he is experiencing due to the murder he has committed. Saying, “there’s no changing the past, so forget about it and move on.”
What does Macbeth do in battle act 1? He splits mens heads in battle and puts them on the walls. Shows hositility and bravery.
Who are the two groups scotland began at war with? Norway and an inner civil war
What are the two things ross tells duncan? (Act 1) Norway wants a treaty and army lead by a traitor
What are the two things Duncan orders at the end of Act 1? Excute thane of cawdor and make Macbeth the next one
What is one of the witches upset about right before they meet Macbeth and banquo? What do they do? A sailor’s wife offends them so they cast a spell to kill her husband
The witches refer to Macbeth as what when they first meet him and how does he feel about the witches? Thane of glams, Thane of Cawdor, the future king-He is startled and afraid.
What do the witches tell Banquo? Lesser but greater and happy yet not as happy as Macbeth. His decendents will be king.
What is Macbeth’s inner talkings about murder in the beginning of act one after seeing the witches the first time? It shakes him up so he doesn’t know who he is. He doesn’t ever want too it’s a horrible thought.
In Act one scene 4 Duncan is upset because The thane of cawdor asked for forgivness
In act one scene 4 Duncan and Banquos disscusion about Macbeth shows that Duncan feels Macbeth is a valiant friend
Duncan decides about the future of scotland in act one that? Malcolm shall be the next king. He wants more positions of nobility.
What is ironic about Banquo and Duncans observations about the castle? They say it is peaceful but Duncan will be murdered there
In act 1 when Macbeth debates whether or not he wants to kill Duncan he decides he is a good or bad leader? and that he does or does not want to kill him? noble and good leader and that he doesn’t want to kill him
Lady Macbeth calls Macbeth a ____ because he doesn’t wanna kill duncan. She also says that coward-a man would have dared to kill him so he is no man
What grusome point does Lady Macbeth to try and make Macbeth kill him She’d kill a baby
What is the plan to kill Duncan? When Duncan is asleep. Two of his servants were drunk and they can blame it on them.
The dagger in Macbeth’s soliloquy points to duncan symbolizing that he should kill duncan
Act 2 scene 1 “Words to the heat of deeds too cold breathe gives.”Who says this, why, and what does it mean? His courage goes away with time. He lacks courage in his ambition.
Why couldn’t Macbeth say Amen too guilty
Lady Macbeth admitted to helping the murder by? Putting drugs in the guards drinks so they wouldn’t wake up
What mistake did Macbeth make after commiting the murder?Who fixes it? He brought the daggers with him and Lady Macbeth has to take them back
Who finds the king is dead Macduff
Macbeth’s speech after finding duncan dead started with “had I but died” what was he trying to do make up for his guilt
How does Lady Macbeth help them escape after Macbeth’s had I but died speech she faints to hold off questioning
Why do Malcolm and donalbain leave? There scared there next it makes them look suspicious
where does malcoln run to after duncan dies england
where does donalbain run to after duncan dies ireland
In act 2, scene 4 Ross note strange things happening around the castle what does this imagry mean Shows unnatural succesion of who should be king
In act 2 scene four who does malcolm say main suspects are of duncans murder donalbain and malcolm
What act and scene does Macbeth become king Act 2 scene 4
In the beginning of act three Macbeth is nervous about banquo because although he is now king he worries it will be a fruitless monarchy if Banquos sons are going to be king
Macbeth hires murderers for banquo because and how many initally he does not want to be suspected now that he is king and he hires two
Macbeth doesn’t want to loose the crown so

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