MACBETH

What are the two Shakespearean terms for inciting action complication or exciting force
In tragedies how does Shakespeare say “denoument” catastrophe
which act is the climax always in act III
what is a soliloquy When one character speaks alone on stage, saying his thoughts.
what is an aside a line or a short speech spoken by one character in a play when other actors are on stage. it assumes that the other actors cannot hear them
when is there always a rhyming couplet when the character speaks then exits the scene for good
when the witches plan to meet macbeth in the beginning where and when do they want to meet him? on top of the heath when the battle has been lost and won.
who is macdonwald The thane of Cawdor and a traitor to duncan
why does macbeth become the thane of cawdor because of his valor in battle
explain how macbeth is a tragic hero he is a normal yet successful guy who gets hubris and makes a mistake (killing duncan) that begins his downfall. in the end he dies.
what supernatural powers do the witches have control of sleep and weather but NOT death and life
fair is foul foul is fair. hover through the fog and the filthy air the witches bewitching Macbeth
so foul and fair a day i have not seen Macbeth, equivocation is why it is important
what is equivocation a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
what three titles do the witches promise macbeth thane of glamis, cawdor, and king
what do the witches say to banquo his descendants will have a long line of kings
what makes macbeth first think of killing duncan he receives the honor of thane of cawdor and believes the witches.
what title does malcolm receive by duncan. why is it important? prince of cumberland, it is a step above macbeth and malcolm is the heir
describe lady macbeth Wants to be cruel and violentRejects her gender wishing that she could not be a nurturing figure. She is manipulative and uses her husband to increase her own social status as well
why doesnt lady macbeth trust macbeth to carry out the plan of killing D he is a coward and will back out
what are the 3 reasons macbeth doesnt want to kill duncan setting a bad example, fear of immortal soul, and duncan is his cousin
what are lady macbeths steps for killing D she wants to get the servants drunk, drug them, kill duncan in sleep, and give daggers to servants.
why does macbeth say to have only male children L.M is so fearless that the child would be a perfect warrior.
a he
an, and if
anon soon
beshrew curse
fain gladly
forsooth truly
forswear renounce
hap haply
hence later
thence away from here
hither here
marry indeed
mistress any woman who is the female head of household or object of a mans affection; seldom used as the modern sense of a woman having an affair
sirrah of low rank, often an insult
tarry WAIT
thither there
troth faith, truth
wench a girl or young man; often a servant
wherefore why
whither where to
morrow day
e’en evening, even
fare-thee-well BYE
aye or yea yes
nay no
n’er never
oft often
mayhap, perchance, belike maybe
enow enough
aroint away
verily truly, very
prithee, pray please
grammarcy thank you
allusion a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
antithesis contrast of ideas or words in a similar grammatical construction
apostrophe address to an absent or imaginary person or something that isnt a person at all
hyperbole extravagant exaggeration
irony the difference between what might be expected and what actually occurs
dramatic irony when a reader is aware of something that a character isn’t
metaphor comparison not using like or as
oxymoron an expression in which two words that contradict each other are joined
paradox a contradicting statement
personification the act of attributing human characteristics to non humans
simile comparison using like or as
pun using words that sound alike but have different meanings
double entendres words or phases having a double meaning, especially when the second meaning is of a sexual nature
scatalogical jokes rely on “potty” humor or jokes about the body parts and functions
malapropism the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
treachery an act of deliberate betrayal
how does L.M define a man in comparison to Macbeth Lady says a man is ruthless and does whatever he desires. Mac says they dont have to be evil.
what is the difference it would make if the audience could see the floating dagger than not see it the dagger being visible would put more focus on the witchcraft in the play.
What vision does Macbeth have before he kills Duncan? he sees a floating daggar pointing him to Duncan’s chamber
why couldnt lady macbeth kill duncan duncan looked like her father in his sleep, this shows that l.m. isnt completely ruthless.
after killing duncan what does macbeth hear sleep no more, macbeth has murdered sleep

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