Macbeth Act 2

What is the name of Macbeth’s castle? Inverness
Who is Fleance? Banquo’s son
What did the witches predict about Fleance? he will be a king
How did the king feel after the party? happy
What does the king give Lady Macbeth? diamond
What are the three names for the witches? 1) 3 weird sisters2) devil3) instruments of darkness
What symbolizes the beginning of Lady and Macbeth’s plan? ringing of a bell
What is soliloquy #2 about? Duncan’s murder
What does Macbeth see when he is hallucinating? dagger (murder weapon)
What causes Macbeth to hallucinate? guilt
What does the dagger look like the second time Macbeth sees it? bloody
“Had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done ‘t.” Lady Macbeth
Why doesn’t Lady Macbeth kill Duncan? he looks too much like her own father
What does Macbeth call a “sorry sight”? his bloody hands
How does Macbeth feel immediately after he has killed Duncan? fear, guilt, panic
How does Lady Macbeth feel after Macbeth has killed Duncan? normal
What did Macbeth hear through the wall when he was in Duncan’s room? Malcolm and Donalbain praying
Why doesn’t Shakespeare allow his guilty characters to pray? they have not received forgiveness
What does Macbeth suffer from due to guilt? insomnia
What is Lady’s advice to Macbeth? to let it go or they will go crazy
When does Lady Macbeth think the deed is done? after Macbeth washes his hands
What mistake did Macbeth make in committing the crime? he forgot to smear blood on the guards and leave the dagger
Why does Lady have to fix Macbeth’s mistake regarding the murder? he refuses to go back and see the king’s dead body
“Wilt all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?” Macbeth; water will physically take the blood off his hands, but the guilt will never go away
“A little water clears us of this deed.” Lady Macbeth; no guilt
What is Act 2, scene 3 known as? the porter scene
What is a porter? the man who opens the castle door
What is the porter of Inverness like? alcoholic
What is the purpose of the porter scene? to provide comic relief and lift the spirits of the audience after a tragedy
Who shows up to wake up the king? Macduff and Lennox
How are Lady and Macbeth acting the morning after the murder? normal
What caused nature to act violently (storm)? Duncan’s death
Who discovers the king’s dead body? Macduff
How does Macduff react when he discovers the king? he runs through the castle to wake everyone up
What does Macduff call Lady Macbeth when telling her about Duncan? gentle lady
Who is being blamed for the murder? the guards
Why did Macbeth kill the guards? he wanted to get revenge on those who “killed the king”
What was the real reason Macbeth killed the guards? eventually they would wake up and deny it
What have you noticed about Macbeth’s killings? it’s getting easier
How many soliloquies did Macbeth have before killing Duncan? the guards? 2; 0
Who knew about Macbeth’s plan to kill the guards? only him
How does Lady Macbeth react to the news of the dead guards? shocked
Who suggests that the king’s sons get away? Malcolm
Why do the king’s sons leave? they don’t know who the killer is
Who suggests that they investigate the murder? Banquo
Who says that the killer is a “treasonous traitor” and that the murder was in inside job? Banquo
Why do Malcolm and Donalbain split? it’s harder for the murderer to get them
Who goes to England? Malcolm
Where does Donalbain go? Ireland
“Where we are there’s daggers in men’s smiles.” Donalbain
What does Ross say about the storm? he says that is was so bad that animals turned on each other
What does Macduff think about Malcolm and Donalbain running away? he said it makes them seem guilty
Who is next in line to become king after Malcolm and Donalbain? Macbeth
What was the scone? where Scottish kings were crowned
What is Fife? where Macduff’s castle is located
What is Macduff’s title? Thane of Fife
What does Macduff do that angers Macbeth? Macduff doesn’t go to his coronation, which is disrespectful
What does Macduff suspect about Macbeth? he has something to do with the murder
Who is the good and who is the evil? Macduff is good; Macbeth is evil
What is Macbeth concerned about not being able to do after he murders Duncan? he is unable to say “Amen”
“Oh, gentle lady, ‘Tis not for you to hear what I can speak. The repetition, in a woman’s ear, Would murder as it fell.” Macduff

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