Macbeth Act 1 Review

Tragedy narrative that does not end well ; something bad happens to main characterExample: Macbeth
Tragic hero make a fatal mistake or have a fatal flaw ; usually socially higher up ; let others affect their decisionsExample: Macbeth–Banquo, his wife, the prophesy
Describe the first scene of the play 3 witches are planning to meet Macbeth–> foreshadows what is ahead
How does the first scene affect the reader? when the witches say, “Fair is foul and foul is fair” the reader connects Macbeth to the witches
What is Macbeth’s prophecy? How does he feel about it? He will become the Thane of Cawdor as well as other titles. He is confused but also excited for what is ahead.
What is Banquo’s prophecy? How does he feel about it? His kids will be kings, but not him. Banquo doesn’t trust the witches and is more cautious than Macbeth.
Describe what kind of king Duncan is good ; cares about soldiers
What is Macbeth’s fatal flaw? Ambition
What is Duncan’s fatal flaw? Too trusting of others
Describe Macbeth and Banquo’s relationship They are good friends. They have fought in battle together. Banquo is a good friend to Macbeth when he warns him to be cautious about his prophecy.
What are Macbeth’s 4 reasons for not killing Duncan? They are related to each other. Duncan is a good king. Duncan is the host. Macbeth is his subject.
What is Lady Macbeth’s plan for killing Duncan? She suggests to kill Duncan by getting servants drunk and kill Duncan in his sleep. They would then blame the servants and can get away with it because no one is gonna listen to a servant over a noble.

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