exam part four: macbeth

What two ways does Ethan Hawke say he plans to prepare for the role? Surrounds himself with really smart people. Watch as many productions of Macbeth that he could find.
What are human responses to trauma? Shock, numbness, denial
How does Macbeth’s reaction differ from Lady Macbeth? suppresses all feeling
Summarize the story the first witch tells. What do the witches plan in revenge? A sailor’s wife had chestnuts that the witch wanted. She wouldn’t give her any. Make the sailor miserable for 81 weeks
what do they prophesy for banquo? He will not be king; His descendants will be king
What suspicion about Macbeth does Banquo reveal in his soliloquy? That he cheated to become king
How does Macbeth react to the news that Fleance escaped? scared
What have Malcolm and Macduff been up to? Plotting against Macbeth to kill him
What final question does Macbeth have for the witches? What do the witches show him? He wants to know if Banquo’s children will rule.the witches show him a line of men with one at the end holding a mirror; they all look like Banquo.
To where has Macduff fled? What is Macbeth’s solution to this new problem? Macduff has fled to England, and Macbeth’s solution is to kill Macduff’s family
What do Malcolm and Macduff now call Macbeth? tyrant
Why does Malcolm initially distrust Macduff? Macduff was one of Macbeth’s best men
Who has Malcolm joined forces with? What have they already done to go against Macbeth? King Edward’s son, Siward. They already gathered men and they are prepared to fight.
What does Macduff vow to do at the end of this scene? He vows to get revenge against Macbeth.
What does the Doctor say Lady Macbeth needs? A priest
Who has gathered to fight Macbeth? Where have they planned to meet? MENTEITH, CAITHNESS, ANGUS, LENNOX, and soldiers.near Birnam Wood
What has Macbeth done in response to the insurgence? He is fortifying his castle at Dunsinane with heavy defenses
What does the servant report to Macbeth? 10,000 soldiers
What does Macbeth tell the Doctor to do for Lady Macbeth? What is the Doctor’s reaction to Macbeth’s request? To cure her He says she must cure herself
What is Macbeth’s reaction to the news of his wife’s death? Wasn’t very surprised
What prophecy is fulfilled in Scene VI? They are carrying branches and makes it look like they are trees and Macbeth panics
Who does Macbeth kill and why does Macbeth feel he is now safe? He killed Young Siward. He feels safe now because Young Siward was the only one that wasn’t born from a woman
Who shows up looking for Macbeth? Macduff and Siward
Why does Macbeth hesitate to kill Macduff? he feels guilty for killing his family
What do we learn about Macduff? he was not delivered vaginally because his mothered died giving birth so they had to cut him out (he was not born of woman)
How does Macbeth regain some sense of manhood in his last moments of life? doesn’t surrender to macbeth
What trophy does Macduff bring to the people of Scotland? Who becomes King? Why is this ending surprising, considering the witches’ predictions? Macbeth’s head is the trophy and Malcolm becomes King. The ending is surprising because the witches said that Banquo’s kids would become King.

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