Macbeth Act 1 & 2 test review

What mood is established at the beginning of the play? Dark and witchy
How is Macbeth described in Scene 2? described as a strong & undefeated warrior will get the throne
How do Banque and Macbeth react to the witches prophesies? Macbeth – He is very surprised with whats happening Banque – Its a good thing but he is self concerned
How do Macbeth and Banque receive the news from Ross and Angus? Macbeth – He should be happy but instead he’s confused and lost Banque – Still thinks its a good thing
What images do Duncan’s words in scene 4 conjure up? Expressing his gratitude towards Macbeth. Examples such as naive, happy, grateful, honoring, opsomistic hopeful king
How is Lady Macbeth characterized in scene 5? She wants to be evil and ungrateful
How would one describe the relationship between Macbeth and his wife? They both don’t trust one another.
What is Lady Macbeth’s evaluation of her Husband? She fears her husband is too good to seize the throne by murder.
Symbolism Stands for something beyond itself
Paradox Statement that seems to contradict or oppose itself but in fact reveals some elements of truth
Foreshadowing hints or clues to indicate events that will occur later on in the story
Allitoration the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words
Tragic Flow a quality that leads to his or her destruction
What is significance of Banque’s talk with Fleance in Scene 1? They can’t sleep because they might be stressed about what the witches said
What is significant of the dagger in scene 1? from the witches and spirits that made him have a breakdown
Describe Lady Macbeth composure in scene 2? She is angry and disappointed, embarrassed that Macbeth isn’t being a man about what he just did
What is the effect of Macbeth’s entrance after the murder? The guilt is driving him crazy
How is the attention focused on Macduff? He needs to go see the King.
What is function of the porter in scene 3? to provide comic relief
Why do you think Lady Macbeth faints? She was overwhelmed with everything thats going on
Why are there unnatural omens during the night? The horses, owls, and clocks sqeaked
Why does Macbeth comment that wishes himself dead? He feels so guilty about what he has done
How do Duncan’s sons react when they learn of the murder? Shocked because they feel like they are gonna be the next target, they feared and ran off but because of that people suspect that they killed their own father
What is the effect of the old man’s talk in scene 4? To have God restore order to the king
What is significant of Macduff’s comments? He doesn’t want to crown Macbeth because he feels that he doesn’t truly deserve it.
Oxymoron a special kind of concise paradox is the __ which brings together two contraditary terms “cruel kindness” & “brave fear”
Comic relief consists of humorous scenes, incidents, or speeches that are in a serious drama to provide a reduction in emotional intensity
“The Scottish Play” Another name for Macbeth, Play is cursed
Black verse unrhymed poetry written in lambic pentameter
Motif a recurring word, phrase, image, object, idea, or action in a work of literature
Anachronism a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, especially a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned.
Apstrophe is a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritical mark, in languages that use the Latin alphabet or certain other alphabets. In English, it serves three purposes: The marking of the omission of one or more letters (as in the contraction of do not to don’t).

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