Macbeth

What do the witches predict in I.iii for Macbeth? For Banquo? The three witches tell Macbeth and Banquo that Macbeth will be king of the land. Banquo’s son will inherit the throne.
Macbeth says, “Stars, hide your fires, Let not light see my black and deep desires.” What is significant about this quotation? What literary devices do you see in the quote? Significance of them? It shows that his deep desires are that he wants to kill the king, he hopes that people can’t read him like a book. Apostrophe – talking to an inanimate object.
What advice does Lady Macbeth give Macbeth when he arrives home? She told Macbeth to be deceitful, duplicitous, hypocritical, and treacherous. So they can kill Duncan for Macbeth to become king.
Why won’t Macbeth take the daggers back to the scene of the crime? He couldn’t bear to look at the body he just murdered, since Duncan was a friend and Macbeth felt terrible
What excuse or explanation did Macbeth give for killing the guards (grooms)? What is his real reason? Macbeth killed the guards to keep them from protecting the King and serving as murder witnesses, and to blame them for his own crime. But he claimed to have done it out of raging, uncontrolled anger over their killing his King.
Why do Malcolm and Donalbain leave? Where do they go? Malcolm and Donalbain thought that since their father was murdered, they may be next on the list of someone who wants to take the throne. Malcom went to England and Donalbain went to Ireland.
Who else was missing from the banquet table (besides Banquo)? What is significant about this Macduff was also missing from the banquet table
What four things did the witches show Macbeth? What does each show/say? What is Macbeth’s reaction? The witches offer Macbeth three apparitions.The first apparition is that of an armed head. The message is to beware of Macduff. The second apparition is that of a bloody child that says that no man born of woman will harm Macbeth. The third apparition is that of a crowned child holding a tree that says, “Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him.” Also the witches show him a procession of kings, and the last one holds a mirror with the image of Banquo in it.
Why does Macbeth have Macduff’s family and servants killed? Macbeth orders MacDuff’s family and servants killed because they did not cooperate with him. However, MacDuff kills Macbeth, because he was not born of woman, but through a cesarean operation
What do the doctor and gentlewoman see Lady Macbeth doing? What do they decide to do about it? The Doctor and Gentlewoman watch Lady Macbeth sleepwalk. She incessantly rubs her hands together, trying to wash off imaginary spots of blood. The blood represents her guilt that she is unable to shake off. The doctor decides his best move is to not mention that he heard anything etc.
What trick does Malcolm use to hide the number of men in his army? He tells them to cut down branches, to blend in with the forest
Malcolm says, “And none serve with him but constrained things Whose hearts areabsent, too.” What does that mean? Macbeth is acting without fire in his heart. His only followers have the same problem. (Those who serve are not loyal to him and act without enthusiasm.)
Who first fights Macbeth? What happens? How does this echo the concept that “security is mortals’ cheifest enemy”? Siward first, who gets killed. Macbeth says “He was of woman born.”Macduff second, who beheads Macbeth.

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