Macbeth Act 2

What does Banquo dream of? About the witches (weird sisters)
What does Macbeth say in response to Banquo’s dream? He says he does not think of the witches.
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 will do it, as long as it does not go against his morals
What “fatal vision” does Macbeth have? He saw a imaginary dagger
Where is Macbeth going at the end of his soliloquy at the end of Act I, scene i? Duncan’s Chamber
What reason does Lady Macbeth give for not killing Duncan herself? Duncan looked like her father
What has Macbeth forgotten? To leave the daggers with the guards
What reason does Macbeth give for not returning to Duncan’s bed chamber? He cannot look at what he had done
Who is knocking on the door? Macduff and company
Why was the Porter in the play? To give some comedic relief to the audience
What does Macduff say the King commanded him to do? To wake him up early
What does Lennox say about the evening? He says that they suffered through a night of oddities, this furthers that nature is upset for what he has done.
In the original text, Macduff uses the metaphor of “God’s anointed temple.” What is the meaning of this metaphor? What is Macduff comparing to that temple? Shows that Duncan is good, compares him to God
What is Macduff’s response to Lady Macbeth when she asks what has happened? Why is this ironic? He says he doesn’t want to tell her because she was a woman and couldn’t handle it. This is ironic because she planned it.
What does Macbeth say he has done in response to seeing Duncan’s body? He murders the two guards of Duncan’s.
What does Macbeth say is his reason for doing so? He says he couldn’t control himself because he was too upset over his death.
What does Lady Macbeth do at this moment of commotion? She faints
Where do Malcolm and Donalbain decide to go? Why? Malcolm is going to England, Donalbain is going to Ireland. This is because they knew that whoever killed Duncan would come for them next.
In the original text, the Old Man says, “‘Tis said they eat each other.” What is he talking about? What other unnatural events have taken place since the death of Duncan? They say that Duncan’s horses broke loose and began to eat each other.
What is the thought of Malcolm and Donalbain because they have fled Scotland? They put the assassination on them.
Where has Macbeth gone and why has he gone there? Macbeth is going to Scone to be crowned king. Macduff does not go to the ceremony.

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