Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 5

Where are we in the opening of Scene 5? At the opening of Scene 5, we are at Inverness, Macbeth’s castle
What is Lady Macbeth doing at the opening of scene 5? At the opening of Scene 5, Lady Macbeth is reading to herself a letter she has received from Macbeth.
What does the letter say? The letter announces Macbeth’s promotion to the thaneship of Cawdor and details his meeting with the witches
What does Lady Macbeth think about Macbeth? Lady Macbeth murmurs that she knows Macbeth is ambitious, but fears he is too full of “th’ milk of human kindness” to take the steps necessary to make himself king
What does Lady Macbeth want to do in order for her husband to get the crown? She wants to convince her husband to do whatever is required to seize the crown.
What does the messenger tell Lady Macbeth? The messenger informs Lady Macbeth that the king is riding toward the castle, and that Macbeth is on his way as well.
What does Lady Macbeth ask for spirits to do for her? She begs them to “unsex me here, / And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full / Of direst cruelty”
What is Lady Macbeth determined to do? She is determined to put her natural femininity aside so that she can do the bloody deeds necessary to seize the crown.
What does Macbeth tell Lady Macbeth of the King’s plans Macbeth tells his wife that King Duncan plans to depart the next day
What prediction does Lady Macbeth make about King Duncan Lady Macbeth declares that the king will never see tomorrow
What does Lady Macbeth tell Macbeth about handling the problem with the King? She tells her husband to have patience and to leave the plan to her.

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