Lazo Macbeth Test Review

Chalice A large cup or goblet; typically used for drinking wine
Chastise Rebuke or reprimand severely
Compunctious Feeling or expressing regret for ones sins or misdeeds
Dwindle Diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength
Harbinger Person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another
Implored Beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something
Ingratitude A discreditable lack of gratitude
Interim The intervening time
Mettle Person’s ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in spirited and resilient ways
Minion Follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a serville or unimportant one
Plight Dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation
Prophetic Accurately describing or predicting what will happen in the future
Surmise Suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it
Trifles Thing of little value or importance
Withered Withered, dry; cause harm or bring damage too
(ACT 1 SCENE 1)What does shakespeare use to help set the tone? Weather
Where does the scene start off, and what does it bring about? Act 1 scene 1 starts off in a desert place which brings about a suspenseful and eerie mood.
The weather in the beginning of the scene,(thunder and lightning), is what? Foreboding and luminous
What are the 3 witches speaking about? The witches or weird sisters are talking about their next meeting
Their next meeting: where When Whom Where: health in a field at sunsetWhen: after battleWho: Macbeth
“Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair; Hover over the Fog and Filthy air”What is this quote talking about and what does it show? This quote is saying that right is wrong and wrong is right; it shows alliteration
(ACT 1 SCENE 2) What is metaphorically important in macbeth? Blood
Who is King Duncan’s son? Malcolm
What are some nicknames that people have for Macbeth? ” brave macbeth “”Noble macbeth”
“Or memorize her another Golgotha” What does this quote show and why? This quote shows allusion because it is the site where Jesus was crucified
“I cannot tell-but i am faint. My gashes cry for help” What does this quote show? This quote shows personification
Who betrayed King Duncan? The Thane of Cawdor
What is the Thane of Cawdors punishment? He is sentenced to death and his title shall go to Macbeth
Who is the Thane of Ross? Nobleman of Scotland
Name the speaker and significance of this quote: “No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive our blossom interest. Go, pronounce his present death, and with his former title great macbeth.” Speaker: King DuncanSignificance: Macbeth will be the new Thane of Cawdor
What is Macbeth’s relationship to King Duncan? They are like cuban-cousins
Whom had Macbeth and Banquo been fighting? Macbeth and Banqou had been fighting MacDonwald and his army and the invasion by norway assisted by the Thane of Cawdor.
(ACT 1 SCENE 3)What do the witches do in this scene? They predict a prophecy
Name the speaker and significance: “A sailors wife had chestnuts in her lap and munched and munched and munched. ‘Give me,’ quoth I. ‘Around the witch,’ the rump-fed runnion cries. Her husband’s to Aleppo gone, master o’th’ tiger; But in a sieve i’ll tither sail; and, like a rat without a tail, I’ll do, I’ll do, I’ll do” Speaker: first witch Significance: the witch is going to get revenge on the lady’s husband because she wouldn’t give him a chestnut, also she shows that she is impatient and can change someone life very fast.
Name the speaker and significance: “What are these, so withered, and so wild in their attire, that look not like th’ inhabitants o’ th’ earth, and yet are o ‘t? Live you? Or are you aught That man may question? You seem to understand me, By each at once her choppy finger laying upon her skinny lips. You should be women, and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so.” Speaker: Banqou Significance: Banqou is describing the witches
What is the prophecy that the witches give Macbeth? 1. Thane of Glamis 2. Thane of Cawdor 3. King
What does Macbeth feel after the prophecy is told and who tries to help him be happy with it? After the prophecy is told, Macbeth is in disbelief and a bit confused, Banquo helps him try to see the good in the prophecy and asks him why he is so fearful.
What is the prophecy that the witches give Banquo? 1. Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none (Your descendants will be kings though you won’t)
What is Juxtaposition and some examples of it? Juxtaposition: when two words, images, ideas are placed together, side by side, for comparison or contrast.Examples: “Lesser than Macbeth and greater” “Not so happy yet much happier”
Name the speaker and Significance:”By Sinel’s death I know that I am Thane of Glamis. But hoe of Cawdor? The Thane of Cawdor lives A prosperous gentleman, and to be king Stands not within the prospect of belief, No more than to be Cawdor” Speaker: MacbethSignificance: Shows Dramatic Irony
How did the witches leave and what did banqou and macbeth do after? The witches just vanished into thin air, after that Banqou and Macbeth started questioning everything, they were in shock and disbelief and asked themselves if they were on drugs.
Name the speaker and significance: “The King hath happily received, Macbeth, The news of thy success, and, when he reads Thy personal venture in the rebels’ fight,” Speaker: Ross Significance: Ross is complimenting Macbeth, and telling him that he is now going to be Thane of Cawdor.
Name the speaker and significance: “Kind gentleman, your pains are registered where every day i turn The leaf to read them” Speaker: Macbeth Significance: This quote is a metaphor. memory=book
What does Macbeth start doing after he is told that he is Thane of Cawdor? After Macbeth is told that he is Thane of Cawdor he starts thinking of the prophecy and about him being king.
As the others talk, what does Macbeth’s aside reveal about his thinking? Macbeth’ aside shows that he is going to get greedy and try to come up with ways to get rid of Duncan. But most importantly it shows an inner conflict.
How does Banquo’s comment support the “Fair is foul, foul is fair” theme? It’s a paradox because its a statement that appears to be self contradictory, but has some truth to it
In lines 127-129, Macbeth says “Two truths are told / as happy prologues to the swelling Act / Of the imperial theme.” What “imperial theme” is he talking about? What are the “happy prologues”? Imperial theme: becoming kingHapppy prologues: thanes (glamis and cawdor)
What does Macbeth mean by “the greatest is behind”? He was the thane of glamis; now he is thane of cawdor and all that’s left is king.
In this scene what do we learn about the witches? We learn that the witches have power over others
(ACT 1 SCENE 4) Name the speaker and significance:”Very frankly he confesse his treasons, implored your Highness’ pardon, and set forth a deep repentance. Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it. He died as one that had been studied in his death to throw away the dearest thing he owed as ’twere a careless trifle.” Speaker: Malcolm Significance: Explains how the thane of Cawdor died
Name the speaker and significance: “There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face. He was a gentleman on whom i built an absolute trust.” Speaker: King Duncan Significance: He is explaining how betrayed he felt when The Thane of Cawdor did what he did.
What does king duncan tell macbeth? King Duncan tells Macbeth that he will take care of him like he took care of him.
Name the speaker and significance: “The hearing of my wife with your approach. So humbly take my leave.” Speaker: MacbethSignificance: Lady a Beth is power hungry
What effect does Shakespeare create by having Macbeth and Banquo enter just as they are discussing the execution of former Thane of Cawdor? Shakespeare creates an ironic effect
What announcement does the King make to everyone present and what is Macbeth’s reaction? King Duncan announces that his son malcolm is Prince of Cumberland- heir to the scottish throne. Macbeth feels cheated, he thought that he was going to be named heir to the throne
What does Macbeth mean by “stars, hide your fires, / Let not light see my black and deep desires”? (lines 50-51) When Macbeth says this, he is thinking about becoming king. He knows that he will have to kill duncan for the title. He refers to wanting to hide his desires for him and others.
(ACT 1 SCENE 5) Scene 5 gives us an inside to who? Lady Macbeth
How does lady macbeth feel about the prophecy coming true? Lady Macbeth is very pleased
Name the speaker and significance:”Yet do i fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Speaker: Lady MacbethSignificance: She wonders if macbeth is worthy. She says he has the ambition, but lacks the guts.
Name the speaker and significance: “Unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood. Stop th’ access and passage to remorse,” Speaker:Lady Macbeth Significance: She wants to be more like a man so she can be savage and ruthless
What does lady macbeth mean when she says, “Come to my woman’s breasts and take my milk for gall, you murd’ring ministers,” She is saying for them too take her milk and turn it into poison.
What does lady macbeth tell macbeth to do before the king gets to their house? She tells him to hide his intentions
(ACT 1 SCENE 6)Name the speaker and significance: “This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto ur gentle senses.” Speaker: King Duncan Significance: it is ironic because little does he know that he is walking into his death trap.
How does lady macbeth act around king duncan? Lady Macbeth acts extremely nice but it is all fake
How does this scene end? This scene ends with King duncan following lady macbeth to find macbeth
(ACT 1 SCENE 7) How does scene 7 start off? This scene starts off with Macbeth’s soliloquy
Name the speaker and significance:”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.” Speaker: Macbeth Significance: He wishes it would be done quicker, but he realizes there will be consequences for his actions.
What is Macbeth talking about when he says, “We still have judgement here, that we but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return to plague th’ inventor.” Macbeth is talking about karma
What is the main thing going on in Macbeth’s soliloquy? Doubt
What is the significance of this quote (macbeth): “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.” His flaw will be his ambition
How does lady macbeth try to get her husband to get back on board with the assassination? She is rude and questions his manhood. She belittles him and shames him, she asks what kind of man he is.
When lady macbeth says, “Was the hope drunk,” what does it show? It is an example of personification
What is the plan? Lady Macbeth and Macbeth will show,(fake), generosity to King Duncan, later she will get the guards so drunk they won’t be able to remember anything, while they are drunk she will kill king duncan and frame the guards.
What does Macbeth mean when he says,”Bring forth men-children only, For thy undaunted mettle should” When Macbeth says this, he is telling his wife that she is very manly.
What is Inverness? Inverness is Macbeth’s castle
What is the palace,(aka fortress)? King Duncan’s castle
How does this scene end? (Scene 7) Scene 7 ends with Macbeth agreeing to the go forth with the plan
What is the main theme in act 1 ? Betrayal
(POWERPOINT )Give me at least 3 meanings of Macbeth 1. Tragedy2. Play of illusions 3. Historical thriller
What is the base of each rival war-lord? The castle
THE REAL KING DUNCAN AND MACBETH *Duncan was the king of Scotland at the time Macbeth was born.*he was 38 at the time he was murdered ^possibly committed by Macbeth *When Macbeth became king, Scotland became comparatively peaceful & stable
JAMES THE 1ST COMES TO POWER *Since there was no successor to the English throne, Queen Elizabeth I selected James VI of Scotland to succeed her.*After Elizabeth’s death, James VI of Scotland also became James I of England, unifying the two countries.
GUNPOWDER PLOT OF 1605 *Failed assassination attempt against king James *Disgruntled Catholics planned to blow up the house of the lords *Guy Fawkes was discovered guarding the horde of explosives in the basement of the House of Lords *The traitors were sentenced to death and to this day is still celebrated in England as guy fawkes day
BEFORE THE CURTAIN OPENS When the play begins, there are two wars in progress:1) civil war in Scotland: king Duncan .vs. MacDonwald’s (a thanes) rebels2) national war: Scotland, led by king Duncan, against invading Norway
WITCHES AND WITCHCRAFT *witch-mania in the Elizabethan era*most people believed in witches *witches were said to have diabolical powers: + predict the future + kill animals + cause fogs and tempests *accused witches were examined for the “Devil’s Mark”

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