Macbeth Act 1

Who is named Prince of Cumberland Malcolm
Macbeth is reluctant to kill Duncan at Macbeth’s castle because of a “double trust” by which he means that Duncan is both king and his guest
What causes Macbeth nervousness and fear being tempted to commit murder
what does the captain report to Duncan Macbeth and Banquo have defeated the Norwegians
How does Macbeth and Lady Macbeth plan to get away with murder by getting the guards drunk and framing them by using their weapons to kill the king
What would lady macbeth do rather than go back on what she has committed to do? kill her own baby
what are the three prophecies that are given to Macbeth will become Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and future king
Why does lady macbeth think that Macbeth will not be able to kill King Duncan? bc his nature is too kind
What does Duncan’s son Malcolm “the Prince of Cumberland” represent to Macbeth? an obstacle to the throne
Did the thane of Cawdor die bravely or cowardly bravely; he confessed
Why did the first witch want to kill the Sailor? bc his wife wouldn’t give her chestnuts
The witches great Macbeth by saying…. King of Cawdor, King of Glamis, and king hereafter
how is Duncan and his staffed greeted by Macbeth? charming and kind hosts
What is the mood when duncan arrives to the castle of Inverness peaceful happiness
Macbeth was NOT what on the battlefield? superstitous
What important role do the witches play in Act 1? foreshadow events
what does lady macbeth mean when she says “unsex me here” and “fill her with the direst cruelty” to think and act like a cruel man in this situation
How does the king view the thane of cawdor anger and disloyalty
“foul is fair and fair is foul” means the discrepancy between appearances and reality
Lady Macbeth believes that her husband’s murder of Duncan will be…. manly
what is the mood of Act 1? uneasiness and gloom
usurp to seize power by force without legal right
ureason the crime of acting to overthrow a government or to kill the head
regicide the killing of king
what is the setting? Queen Elizabeth gives crown to King James (Mary’s son, king of England)11th century (1000-1099)1605(fblowing up of parliament)

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