MacBeth Act 1

Noisy, disorder and confusion Hurly-Burly
A member of an aristocratic class and holds land Thane
From what place Whence
Bravery Valor
Loyal servent Minion
Anything Aught
Predicting the future events as if by supernatural forces Prophetic
Guess based on incomplete facts Surmise
Sign of future events Harbinger
A saying that expresses a common observation; proverb Adage
A pair of lines that rhyme Couplet
a remark made quietly so ass to be heard by a select group of people and not by others who are near by. aside
Lines spoken by one character on stage. These lines are not meant to be heard by anyone. (Characters inner thoughts) Soliloquy
Rhetorical device where the author places an idea next to one to which it is sharply contrasted or directly opposed. Antithesis
Who will the witches meet? Macbeth
What does Malcolm ask the captain to tell Duncan How the war is going
What name does Macbeth deserve? Brave
“Till he unseamed him from the nave to chops/ and fixed his head upon out battlements”(Captain)Who is the person doing the unseaming?Who is the person being unseamed? MacbethMacdonwald (traitor)
Who is the most disloyal traitor? The Thane of Cawdor
The witches meet MacBeth by three titles, what are they? Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdoe, King Hearafter
What prophecy do the witches give to Banquo? Kids will be king but he will not
What does Banquo say the ‘instruments of darkness” are capable of doing? Kill us
In Macbeths short soliloquy, he argues that the witches prophecy cannot be ‘ill’ because why? Good news and began the truth
In this short soliloquy, he argues that it cannot be good. What images does he conjure that makes him feel frightened? The thought of murdering Duncan
To satisfy his fear, Macbeth thinks it might be possible to be king without what? He might not have to do anything
What reason does Banquo give to Ross and Angus for Macbeths odd behavior? New honor came upon him- not used to being Thane of Cawdor yet
What does Malcolm report Cawdor did at his execution? Confessed and asked for forgiveness as if it was practiced; he was ready and willing
“There is no art/ to find the minds construction in the face./ He was a gentleman on whom I built/ An absolute trust.A.Who is speaking?B.Paraphrase these lines A.King DuncanB.No way to tell what someones thinking by looking at them (king cannot tell who to trust
For what does Duncan apologize to Macbeth? Not being grateful enough
What does Duncan announce about Malcolm? Hes the heir to the throne
Duncan says that they should go to “Inverness” What is Inverness? Macbeths Castle
What does Macbeth say about the prince of Cumberland? Either stop right here or get rid of him too. Asking God to not notice this bad thing
What is Lady Macbeth doing at the beginning of scene 5? Reading a letter
What is Lady Macbeth afraid stands in the way of Macbeths becoming King? Him being too nice
“Come you spirits/ that tend on mortal thoughts/ unsex me here/ and fill me from the crown the toe top full/ of direst cruelty”A.Who is speaking?B.Paraphrase A.Lady MacbethB.She wants to be manly and not be nice and not think twice about killing Duncan
What does Lady Macbeth compare Macbeths face to? A book; everything youre thinking is written all over your face
What does Lady Macbeth intstruct Macbeth to do? Shell take care of it. “Keep poker face”
Lady Macbeth tells duncan that hosting him and hgis servants is nothing compared to what? All the honors he has done for her family
In Macbeths soliloquy, what does macbeth say is a consequence of murder? If he could just do it and forget it ever happend. Worried about Karma
Macbeth says there are two ways that Duncan trusts him at this moment. What are they? a kinsman host
What does Macbeth say is the reason people will cry like crazy over duncans murder? Hes a great king
Qhat reason does Macbeth give for not wanting to go through with the murder? No reason to do it other than ambition- Duncan as been too good to Macbeth lately
Lady Macbeth compares Macbeth to the ‘poor cat’ in some story. How is Macbeth like this cat? Hes a coward / scardy cat
What act does Lady Macbeth say she would go though with is she had sworn to do it? Shes been a mom and would kill her baby is she had to.

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