Final Macbeth Test

Act 1 major plot witches give Macbeth the prophecy, Macbeth becomes Thane of Cawdor, Duncan goes to Inverness, Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan
Act 2 major plot -Banquo is worried about Macbeth -Macbeth sees dagger pointing towards Duncan’s room -Macbeth kills Duncan and guards and uses guards’ daggers but brings them with him→ L. Macbeth returns daggers -Drunk Porter pretends Inverness is hell -Macduff announces Duncan’s murder by guards -Macbeth says he killed guards so his motives are questioned so L.M. interrupts -Malcolm goes to England and Donalbain goes to Ireland; weird stuff is happening, Duncan’s sons are accused, Macbeth is announced king, Ross goes to Scone for Macbeth’s coronation, Macduff stays at Fife
Act 3 major plot Banquo suspects Macbeth killed Duncan, Macbeth plans to kill Banquo but doesn’t tell L.M., 3rd murderer joins 2 murderers and they kill Banquo but his son Fleance escapes, Macbeth sees ghost at banquet, Hecate is angry at witches for interfering, Lennox thinks Macbeth is bad, Macduff goes to England to overthrow Macbeth
Act 4 major plot witches show apparitions to Macbeth: beware Macduff, can’t be killed by a man born of a woman, won’t be overthrown until Birnam Wood moves to Dunsinane, Banquo’s sons will be kings; Ross tries to justify Macduff’s flight to England but Macduff doesn’t like him anymore, she is told to flee by a messenger, Macbeth killed Macduff’s wife and son, Macduff tells Malcolm to attack Macbeth, Malcolm tests Macduff to see if he is on his side, King Edward of England sends Siward and 10,000 to invade Scotland, Ross tells Macduff about his family and he turns grief into anger
Act 5 major plot L. Macbeth is sleepwalking and reliving the murders, Macbeth hears about English forces, soldiers cover themselves with branches from Birnam Wood and go to Dunsinane, Macbeth is confident then hears about L.M.’s suicide, hears about BW moving to Dun., abandons castle and goes to battlefield, Macbeth kills young Siward(Siward’s son), Dunsinane castle surrenders to Malcolm, some of Macbeth’s soldiers desert, Macduff finds Macbeth(reluctant to fight bc he killed Macduff’s fam and is afraid to kill him too), Macduff said his mom had a c-section so Macbeth is afraid to fight, Macduff threatens to capture and parade Macbeth, Macduff kills/beheads Macbeth and brings head to Malcolm, Malcolm becomes king
Climax: which act, what happens, and why Act 3 Banquo is murdered and Macbeth sees his ghost at banquet → Macbeth is going crazy
Major characters Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, King Duncan of Scotland, Malcolm(older son), Fleance(Banquo’s son), Banquo, Macduff, Lady Macduff, 3 Witches, Donalbain(younger son), Ross and Lennox(lords)
Major locations Birnam Woods, Inverness (Macbeth’s castle), Fife (Macduff’s castle), Dunsinane castle- All are in Scotland and England
“Is this a dagger which I see before me, The toward my hand?” (Macbeth 2.1.44-45)Macbeth sees imaginary dagger before killing Duncan and feels guilty
“Sleep the knits up the raveled sleave care…” (Macbeth 2.2.49)He is basically saying that without sleep we will diealso that sleep is comfort and healing
“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand?” (Macbeth 2.2.78-79)Macbeth is talking to himself as he begins to feel guilty about murdering King Duncan
“Naugth’s had, all’s spent, Where our desire is got without content.” (Lady Macbeth 3.2.6-7)Lady Macbeth feels that nothing has really been gained by killing Duncan because even though she and Macbeth got what they wanted, it wasn’t worth it because they can’t be truly happy about it.
“We have scorched the snake, not killed it.” (Macbeth 3.2.15)After the death of Duncan, Macbeth foreshadows that more evil is to come because they are still not safe just because they killed Duncan. That is simply the beginning and they still need to make sure the second part of the prophecy doesn’t come true.
“Duncan is in his grave. After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well.” (Macbeth 3.2.25-26)
“… I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in to saucy doubts and fears.” (Macbeth)
“It will have blood, they day; blood will have blood.” (Macbeth 3.4) it is in reference to the predictions of the three witches who have told Banquo that his “blood” will have “blood” (sons)–“Thou shall get kings”–while the second meaning is that the shedding of Banquo’s blood will have to lead (get) to the shedding of his sons blood as well because the prediction was that Banquo should be the father of kings.
“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” (witches)The witches going insane
“…I’ll make assurance double sure…” (Macbeth)
Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell (malcolm)
“At one fell swoop? “ (macduff) after hearing about the murder of his family
“Out, damned, out, I say” (Lady Macbeth)
All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand” (Lady Macbeth)”Theres so much death and blood in her hands that it won;t get rid of the smell
“What’s done cannot be undone “ (Lady Macbeth)You can’t go back when you’ve done something
“I have lived long enough. My way of life is fall’n into the sere, the yellow leaf” (Macbeth)
“Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased…? “ (macbeth)
“I have supped full with horrors” (macbeth)He has eaten dinner with the ghosts
“Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow “ (macbeth)When he loses all hope and wants to kill himSays life is short and meaningless
“I’gin to be aweary of the sun… “ (macbeth)When he stops sleeping because he was so stressed
“Lay on, Macduff, And damned be him that first cries ‘Hold! Enough!'” Said it to macduff before their fight
Soliloquy: The raven himself is hoarse Spoken by Lady Macbeth, Act 1 Scene 5
Soliloquy:If it were done when ’tis done Spoken by Macbeth, Act 1 Scene 7
Soliloquy:Is this a dagger which I see before me Spoken by Macbeth, Act 2 Scene 1
Soliloquy:Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Spoken by Macbeth, Act 5 Scene 5
theme: Light vs Dark -contrast of good and evil-bad things happen at night, in the dark-good characters are shown as having stars and lights -Macbeth is shown as light in the beginning but not the end, shows the changes to being bad
theme: Disruption of Order (like class king, thane, etc) – there is disruption of order when morality is lost-health of country relies on health of king-Disorder of weather – foreshadows bad events
theme: Gender Roles -“Unsex me here” Act 1 Scene 5 38-43-Lady Macbeth questions Macbeth’s masculinity- all the women seem to be crazy, cause problems, or die.
Motif: Blood their consciousness is stained with blood and they can’t get rid of the guilt of killing Duncan and Banquo
Motif: Nature The disruption of nature represents the disruption in natural order.
Motif: Prophesies / Fate The witches prophecies set Macbeth’s actions in motion.
Motif: Clothing (borrowed robes) Represent people’s positions; whether they earned it or not? Shows the identity and how comfortable people are in their position.
Motif: Sleep Macbeth’s lack of sleep after he kills Duncan. Lady Macbeth isn’t able to sleep either and sleepwalks and washes her hands many times during the night. Sleep symbolizes innocence and peace. Macbeth murders sleep.
Motif: Bell In act two it’s a sign that tells Macbeth it’s time to kill Duncan
Motif: Hallucinations seeing the ghost of Banquo, seeing blood on their hands
Motif: Knocking The knocking heightens an already suspenseful scene. At this point, the suspense is so high that Shakespeare introduces comic relief with the porter, who answers the door and jokes about the knocking. But as he is “the porter of hell gate,” we don’t forget about the gruesome murder that has just taken place.

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