Macbeth

Macbeth’s 3 titles (in order) Thane of Glamis;Thane of Cawdor;King of Scotland
Main setting of play Scotland
Location of Macbeth’s castle Inverness
Shakespeare’s theater The Globe
What is Duncan’s gift to Lady Macbeth? A Ring
Where are kings crowned at? Scone
What is the play written in? Blank verse – unrhymed iambic pentameter
Who are Thanes? Scottish Noblemen
Where does Malcolm and Donalbain flee to? Malcolm – England;Donalbain – Ireland
What are the instances of comic relief? 1) the porter – he’s drunk and it is the night that Duncan is killed2) Macduff’s son talking with his mother – son tells mother that with the way she is talking it sounds like she already has someone waiting to marry if Macduff dies
Great Chain of being Duncan’s Murder(downward spiral after Macbeth sees the dagger and kills Duncan)
What is Macduff’s title? Thane of Fife
Who is Duncan’s successor to the throne? Malcolm – Prince of Cumberland
Who do the murders kill? They kill Banquo and Macduff’s family and Servants
Who kills Duncan Macbeth
What upsets Macbeth at the banquet? The Ghost of Banquo
What is the Major theme of the play? Unrestrained ambition destroys
What is the turning point? When Macbeth meets with the witches a second time
What is Banquo told by the witches? He is told that his sons would be kings
What does Macduff discover? That Duncan has been murdered
What does Macbeth thinks he sees? He thinks he sees a dagger before his eyes
How does Duncan reward Macbeth? With the title Thane of Cawdor
Who is the planner of Duncan’s murder? Lady Macbeth
Who are the sons of Duncan? Malcolm and Donalbain
Who reports Macbeth’s success in battle? Ross
What does Ross report? Macbeth’s success in battle
Who kills Macbeth? Macduff
Who escapes from the Murders? Fleance
Where is the beginning of the play set in Macbeth’s Castle in Inverness
“Fair is foul and foul is fair:/ Hover through the fog and filthy air.” Means that the witches cause moral standards to be completely reversed.
“Dismayed not this/Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo?”/ “Yes;/As sparrows eagles, or the hare the lion.” Means that the assault disturbed Macbeth and Banquo no more than a hare would a lion or a sparrow would an eagle.
“He hath honored me of late, and I have bought/ Golden opinion from all sorts of people, / Which would be worn now in their newest gloss, / Not cast aside so soon.” Means that Macbeth wanted to continue enjoying the honor and esteem he had honestly won.
“Thou marshall’st me the way that I was going :/ And such an instrument I was to use.” Macbeth means the dagger was urging him to the action he was planning, suggesting the same instrument that he had in mind.
“Where we are, / there’s daggers in men’s smiles; near in blood, the nearer bloody.” Donalbain means that he and Malcolm cannot trust the smiles of those around them; those related to them are the most likely to be murders.
“Naught’s had, all’s spent, / Where our desire is got without content. / ‘Tis safer to be that which we destroy/ Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.” Lady Macbeth means that getting what you want is not always worth the pain that follows.
“There’s blood upon thy face.” / “Tis better thee without than he within.” Macbeth means that he’d rather have Banquo’s blood on the murder’s face than still inside Banquo.
“I am in blood / Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, / Returning is as tedious as go o’ver.” Macbeth means that he has gone so far with crimes that it makes no difference if he commits more.
“Out, damned spot! Out, I say! One-two-why/ Then ’tis time to do’t” Lady Macbeth refers to her guilt over the murders, which is driving her crazy.
“And that which should, should accompany old age/ As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, / I must not look to have; but in their stead, / Curses, not loud but deep, mouth honor, breath, / Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.” Macbeth means that people say the right things, but talk behind his back.
Macbeth’s letter to Lady Macbeth Tells her that King Duncan is visiting them…
Witches’ predictions for Macbeth and Banquo Macbeth – will become kingBanquo – will become the father of kings
What happened to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as they destroyed the lives of others? Their lives became destroyed as well with guilt and the consequences
The witches’ assurances to Macbeth after his second visit to them 1) Beware of Macduff2) No one of woman can kill him3) He will reign until the forest moves to the castle
The witches predict Macbeth’s future
What is Macbeth’s fall? His overconfidence
Who is the only person that can kill Macbeth and why? Macduff because he was born by c-section and not by natural birth

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