macbeth act 1

What is the point of the first scene literally and in reference to the whole play? Sets mood for the entire play and introduces major motifs of supernatural influences in the play, the idea of fair being foul and the stormy fate of Scotland
What does Duncan call Macbeth when he hears Macbeth has defeated Macdonwald? Valiant cousin worthy gentlemen
Who is sentenced to death? The thane of cawdor
What do the witches predict in I.iii for Macbeth? For Banquo? Macbeth- thane of cawdor and eventually kingbanquo- he will be the father of kings
What news does Ross bring Macbeth? he tells Macbeth that he holds the title of thane of cawdor
Banquo, like Macbeth, is surprised that the witches have predicted Macbeth’s new title.He is, however, leery. What does he say about the motives of the “instruments ofdarkness”? He says that they often tell good things which may happen without telling the consequences
Malcolm describes Cawdor’s last moments before execution. What is Duncan’s reply? You cant tell what is in a persons heart by looking at his face
Who does duncan name air to his throne Malcolm
who says “There is no art to find the mind’s construction in the face” Duncan
Macbeth says, “Stars, hide your fires, Let not light see my black and deep desires.” What are Macbeth’s desires? He desires to become king and he realizes that something will have to be done with the present king
After Lady Macbeth reads the letter, what does she tell us is her opinion of Macbeth,and how does she plan to help him? Lady Macbeth says that macbeth is not ruthless enough though he could be a good king. she will talk with him
What is Lady Macbeth’s “prayer” to the spirits after she learns Duncan is coming? She wants to be filled with cruelty and given a hard heart and a the thick blood necessary to do what has to be done in order to make machbeth king
What advice does Lady Macbeth give Macbeth when he arrives home? She tells him he must learn to look innocent even when his heart is full of evil
What are Macbeth’s arguments to himself against killing Duncan? He is a good king that is well liked and has done nothing wrongIf duncan is killed it will make people very upset
duncan knows macbeth as a brave fighter and noblemen
What arguments does Lady Macbeth use to convince Macbeth to commit the murder? She tells him not to be a coward, not to say later that he could have been when he could be king
What is Lady Macbeth’s plan? she will drug the king’s guards and macbeth will then go into the kings room and murder him in his sleep with the guards daggers and then place them on the guards to make it seem like they killed him
how does lady macbeth learn about the withces predictions a letter from macbeth

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