English Macbeth Final Test

What predictions do the witches make about Macbeth and Banquo? The witches predict that Banquo’s sons would be kings. They also predicted that Macbeth could be king.
How does Macbeth react when Duncan declares his son Malcolm heir to the Scottish throne? Macbeth gets almost jealous about it & he reacts with a lot of shock and he is very surprised that he got that title over him.
What do Macbeth and his wife plan to do to make the witches’ predictions come true? Their plan is to kill the current king. It is more of Lady Macbeth’s plan since she is much more psychotic than Macbeth is. They plan for Lady Macbeth to get the guards drunk, and then Macbeth will kill Duncan, and they will then just blame the guards.
Without the witches’ predictions, do you think Macbeth and Lady Macbeth would have been satisfied with their place in life? Explain why. Even without the witches’ predictions, I do not believe that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth would have been satisfied with their place in life. I think this because they are constantly needing to be better than everyone else. Lady Macbeth wants her husband to be well liked so that she is the center of attention. She essentially feeds off of his popularity and is constantly wanting him to be better. So, therefore, I do not feel like staying in the same spot in life would be beneficial to them because they are always wanting to be at the top and above everybody else.
Whom do Macbeth and his wife frame for Duncan’s murder? Macbeth and his wife frame the guards for Duncan’s murder.
Why do Malcolm and Donalbain flee after their father’s death? They flee after their father’s death because they fear their own lives. They realize that they will not be completely safe even if they leave the country.
How does the flight of Duncan’s sons play into Macbeth’s hands? Macbeth kills the chairman, and he admits it saying he did it out of rage, scaring Duncan’s sons more.
Macbeth tries to hide his ambition and ignore its effects, but evidence of it seeps into the world around him. What are some of the symbols Shakespeare uses to represent the dangers of Macbeth’s ambition? Macbeth is so mentally unstable that he hallucinates big time & sees a dagger before him. On the blade of the dagger, gouts of blood were found upon it. Blood is one of the most repeated images in Macbeth’s mind. Blood is symbolic of violence and destruction in this play.
Whom does Macbeth command the two murderers to kill? Macbeth commands the two murderers to kill Banquo and his son.
Why does Macbeth behave so strangely at the banquet? He was going insane mentally & he thought that he saw Banquo’s ghost.
In Scene 6, what does Lennox suggest about Macbeth? He suggests that Macbeth, whom they call a “tyrant” was the one that killed both Banquo and Duncan. Which this is what really happened but he is just “suggesting” it and he doesn’t know it for certain.
Many characters pose a threat to Macbeth. Which characters in the play do you believe pose the greatest threat to him? Why? I believe that the person that poses the greatest threat on Macbeth is Banquo’s son Fleance. I think this because he was the only one that was able to avoid assassination. Fleance is a threat because the witches prophesized that Banquo’s children will one day replace Macbeth as the king.
What three messages does Macbeth receive from the three apparitions? The three apparitions tell Macbeth to beware Macduff, no man born of woman can harm him, and that he is safe until the forest comes.
What happens to Lady Macduff and her children? Macbeth has Lady Macduff and her children murdered because he was told to fear Macduff and he is afraid that he is plotting against him and he orders the murder of them in order to make Macduff go back to Scottland.
Reread Scene 3, lines 235-238. How would you paraphrase these lines? Macduff wants to fight face to face with Macbeth and if Macbeth is able to escape, then that must be God’s plan and he deserves that mercy.
According to one definition, knowledge is power. When might this be true? When might it not be true? Provide concrete examples from the play that prove and disprove this definition of “knowledge.” In some certain cases, knowledge is power because the meaning behind what is being said could impact a person in a positive matter. Also in some cases, it may not be true because the knowledge about what is being said may not be as strong and not have a large amount of influence on the people. In the beginning of the act when the witches were telling Macbeth all of the apparitions, the first two of them were really powerful and had a lot of meaning behind it, but by the time they said the third one, the amount of power went real down and Macbeth was really confused by it.
What happens to Lady Macbeth in Act Five? She sleepwalks, then she keeps imaging blood and is trying to wash the blood off of her hands when there isn’t any on there. The doctor said that she is so crazy that there is nothing that they can do for her so she eventually kills herself.
Why does Macbeth have to face his enemies basically alone? He ditched his wife so she killed herself. Everyone sees all his misdeeds at last as corruption and conspiracy and now there is nobody but Seyton left on his side.
How do the apparitions’ three predictions in Act Four come true? Macbeth ends up losing the final battle. The Birnam Wood starts to move towards the castle. Macbeth dies after he learns that Macduff wasn’t actually born of a woman.
Do you think Macbeth’s downfall is a result of fate, his own ambition, or other factors? Cite evidence from the play to support your argument. I believe that Macbeth’s downfall is a result of his ambition. He was way too ambitious and he was willing to do literally anything to gain success. He would even try to kill the people that got in his way from him becoming successful. I feel like he reached the point in his life where he was ambitious to the max and there was nothing that could stop him from leaving that point in his life, except death.

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