Macbeth Act 1

What did the witches prophesies Macbeth would be? -(Greeted him as Thane of Glamis- he was Thane of Glamis)-Thane of Cawdor-King
What did the witches say Banquo would be? -Lesser than Macbeth, and greater.-Not so happy, yet much happier. Not so happy, but happier than Macbeth)-Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none: -He will Father a King, but not be a King himself
How did Lady Macbeth learn of the prophecy of the witches? A letter from Macbeth
Lady Macbeth eagerly welcomed Duncan to the castle because she thought it would provide her and Macbeth with an opportunity to murder him
Macbeth was finally persuaded to commit the murder of Duncan by Lady Macbeth
Who says this? Why?Yet do I fear thy nature;It is too full o’ the milk of human kindnessTo catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great;Art not without ambition but withoutThe illness should attend it. Macbeth will not attempt to gain the throne unless he becomes stronger and more wicke
What is a soliloquy? One person on stage giving a speech
He was killed because of treason, his title was given to Macbeth Thane of Cawdor
What are our first details about Macbeth from the captain? -Macbeth has killed Macdonwald in the battle.
When _____ says the Thane of Cawdor “hath lost, [what] noble Macbeth hath won,” to what is he referring? What has the Thane of Cawdor lost? King Duncan is irate that Thane of Cawdor has betrayed Scotland by starting a big battle with Norway. Therefore, Duncan has decided to execute the Thane of Cawdor, who is now losing his life and title, and promote Macbeth, the hero of the battle to Thane of Cawdor
How does Banquo react to the weird sisters? He thinks they’re women but he is unsure because of their beards.
How does Macbeth react to the witches’ predictions? Macbeth is puzzled and wants to know how the Witches get their information. He knows he is Thane of Glamis now, but why is he being called Thane of Cawdor. He Also knows he cannot be King because Duncan has two sons, Malcolm and Donalbain.
After the witches leave, what does Macbeth learn from Ross? Why does Macbeth ask Ross why he dresses him “In borrowed robes” (1.3.115)? -Macbeth learns from Ross that he is now the Thane of Cawdor.- He wants to know why he is being given a title that isn’t his
Who says: If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me / Without my stir”What does it mean? -Macbeth-If Macbeth is supposed to be King by fate, he won’t have to kill Duncan for it to happen.
Who says that “There’s no art / To find the mind’s construction in the face” (1.4.13-14)? What does this mean? There is no perfect way to know if you can trust someone by looking at his or her face. So, Duncan thought the Thane of Cawdor was a loyal man but turned out to be wrong. King Duncan says this in response to his son, Malcolm when Malcolm tells Duncan that
What changes does Lady Macbeth want to undergo when she declares “unsex me here” (1.5.47)? Make her a man. This way, she can do what needs to be done (the dirt work) to make Macbeth king. She plans to kill Duncan when he visits their castle that night.
What is Lady Macbeth cautioning Macbeth against when she tells him that his face “is as a book where men / May read strange matters” (1.5.73-74)? She can read his face like a book (connects to art of face quote) and see something is wrong
Who arrives at Macbeth’s castle during 1.6? Where is Macbeth? -Duncan-Macbeth is hiding away somewhere
What does it mean when Duncan says he is there in double trust? He trusts Macbeth in two ways1. He is his subject and kinsman2. Macbeth is his host.
What does Lady Macbeth mean in the “given suck” quote (1.7.62-67) She would even kill her own baby, so he needs to ill Duncan. Even though its her son who would succeed Macbeth, she would still kill the smiling child.
What specific plan do Macbeth and Lady Macbeth agree on by the end of Act 1? Lady Macbeth is going to get Duncan’s 2 servants/guards really drunk so they sleep. In Duncan’s sleep, Macbeth is going to kill Duncan with the servant’s swords. Once they have killed Duncan, they are going to poor his blood all over his servants and everyone will think the servants killed him. Then, they will grieve and act upset.
What does Macbeth mean when he says that a “False face must hide what the false heart doth know” (1.7.95)? a. Your friendly face hides your evil heartb. Goes back to the art of face quote.

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