Macbeth Act 1 scene 7/ Act 2 scenes 1 and 2

Elizabethan Drama plays that turn away from religious subjects and begins to model ancient Greek and Roman plays with sophisticated plots
Tragedy serious play in which the chief figures, through peculiarity of character, pass through a serious of misfortunes, eventually leading to a catastrophe and downfall
Aside a convention in drama whereby a character onstage addresses the audience to reveal some inner thought or feeling, inaudible to other characters onstage
Prophesy predicted occurrence, fate
Paradox a statement which reveals a kind of truth which at first seems contradictoryexample: “Foul is fair and fair is foul”
Allusion brief reference to some event place or person outside of the story example: Tarquin, going after an innocent victim
What are three reasons happiness is shown throughout act 1 The war is wonDuncan is excited to be a guest at Macbeth’s castle to celebrate the victory of the war Macbeth is happy he was told that in the future he will be king
Was there ever a real dagger? He imagines a dagger with blood on it but in order to show what it look like he actually brings out his own dagger, his imaginary dagger is as real to him as his real one.
Oedipus vs Macbeth fatal flaw Oedipus- excessive pride Macbeth – ambition
What is the importance of Macbeth’s soliloquy in act 1 and act 2 Act 1 – begins to talk about why he shouldn’t kill Duncan Act 2- talks about why he should kill Duncan.
Why is it significant that Macbeth sees the dagger? he believes that it is a sign that he should kill Duncan
What does Macbeth say when confronted by Banquo about the witches and why is this important? He says that he hasn’t thought about the witches since which shows a lot about his character because he is lying to his best friend
What is Banquos internal and external conflict in act 2? Internal conflict- he feels very uneasy he says that he cant sleep at night because he always has nightmares about the witches External conflict- He says to Macbeth that he will only be loyal to Macbeth until he sees the circumstances he will always follow his conscience
Why doesn’t macbeth want to kill him? He doesn’t want to go to hell He is the host and Duncan is his guestDuncan is his kinsmen and Macbeth is his subjectDuncan has been very generous (Thane of Cawdor, Diamond)Good ruler, loved and respected by his people
What does Duncan give to Banquo to give to Macbeth? how is this ironic He gives him the diamond the irony is that this diamond gives him another reason not to kill Duncan yet he still does
What happens in every act in a Shakespearean play? Act I (happiness)Act II (conflict begins, climax) Act III (conflict could’ve been avoided but isn’t) Act IV (downfall/catastrophe)Act V (consequences/aftermath
Significance of the quote, “But screw your courage and to the sticking place and we’ll not fail.” Lady Macbeth is calling Macbeth a wimp for not wanting to go through with the murder
Significance of the quote, “Bring forth men- children only, for thy undaunted mettle should compose nothing but males.” Macbeth is saying that he does not want any daughters because his wife is so evil.

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