Macbeth Act 2

What is part of the largess that is for Lady Macbeth? a diamond–from Duncan
What does Banquo dream of? the 3 witches and their prophecies
What does Macbeth say in response to Banquo’s dream? Macbeth says he hasn’t thought about it (lie)
Macbeth tells Banquo that if he sticks (“cleave”) with him, he will give him honor. Banquo responds, “So I lose none/ IN seeking to augment it.” What does Banquo mean? He won’t be tempted to condone Duncan’s murder and betray him, he is an upright man
What “fatal vision” does Macbeth have? The daggar coming towards him–the handle side–to go kill Duncan with
Where is Macbeth going at the end of his soliloquy at the end of Act 1, scene 1? to go kill Duncan
What reason does Lady Macbeth give for not killing Duncan herself? he looks like her father
What has Macbeth forgotten? To leave the daggers with the groomsmen to make them look guilty
What reason does Macbeth give for not returning to Duncan’s bed chamber? afraid to look at the murder scene again, so Lady Macbeth does it
Who is knocking on the door? Macduff and Lennox
What does the porter say alcohol does? provokes: nose-painting (loose women), sleep and urine
What does Macduff say the king commanded him to do? To come and see him early in the morning
What does Lennox say about the evening? Chimney’s blew down, screams of death, the birds sang all night, and the earth shook
Macduff uses the metaphor of a Gorgon. What is the tenor of this metaphor? What is Macduff comparing to a Gorgon? Gorgon= Madusa and if your looked at her you turn to stone compared murder scene to Gorgon that you can’t look at it because it’s so horrible, it is like you turn to stone
What is Macduff’s response to Lady macbeth when she asks what has happened? Calls her a gentle lady and says she can not even here what had happened
What does Macbeth say he has done in response to the murder? That he killed the chamberlains
Macbeth says, “Th’ expedition of my violent love/ Outrun the pause, reason/” What does he mean and why does he say this? That he killed them for his love for the king
What does Lady Macbeth do at this moment of commotion? She faints
What does Banquo say he will fight against? to solve the murder
Where do Donalbain and Malcom decide to go? Donalbain goes to IrelandMalcolm goes to England
The Old Man says, “Tis said they eat each other.” What is he talking about? horses are eating each other
What is the thought of Malcolm and Donalbain because they left Scotland? they think they are guilty of their father’s death
Where had Macbeth gone and why has gone there? Scone to be crowned king

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