Macbeth Act 2 and 3

What is Macbeth’s lie to Banquo about the witches’ predictions? He doesn’t think of them
What excuse does Lady Macbeth give for not killing Duncan herself? Had he not resembled my father as he slept, I would’ve done it
After Macbeth kills Duncan, he goes to Lady Macbeth and is concerned about not being able to say “Amen.” What is her advice to him? Consider it not so deeply or don’t think on it
Then, Macbeth is worried about hearing a voce saying, “Macbeth does murder sleep.” What does Lady Macbeth tell him to do? Go wash the blood off his hands
Why won’t Macbeth take the daggers back to the scene of the crime? He doesn’t want to look at his murder
Who was knocking? Macduff
What three things does drinking provoke? Nose-painting (Fighting), sleep, and urine
How does Lennox describe the night, and what is Macbeth’s response? High winds, strange screams of death, and earthquakes. Macbeth says it was a rough night.
What does Macduff discover? Dead Duncan
Macduff says, “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.” What is ironic about this? She planned Duncan’s murder
What excuse of explanation does Macbeth give for killing the guards? What is his real reason? Out of love for the king; to cover himself up
Why do Malcom and Donalbain leave? Their father was killed, and they could be nextMalcolm goes to England and Donalbain to Ireland
Why does Ross not believe Malcolm and Donalbain were responsible for Duncan’s death? It’s unnatural – no motive. Macduff believes the guards were hired by someone to kill the king.
Why does Macbeth want Banquo and Fleance dead? The witches’ prediction: Banquo’s son will be king and that’s a threat to Macbeth
What is Macbeth’s plan for killing Banquo and Fleance? Does it work? Sends two murderer’s after Banquo and tells them Banquo made them poor; the murderer’s will kill them on their ride. Banquo is killed but Fleance escapes.
Macbeth says, “The worm that’s fled Hath nature that in time will venom breed, No teeth for the present.” What does that mean? He’s worried Fleance will return for revenge
Who did Macbeth see at the banquet table? Ghost of Banquo
How does Lady Macbeth cover for Macbeth at the banquet? What excuses does she give for Macbeth’s wild talk? She says he’s been ill since his youth
Who else is missing from the banquet table, besides Banquo? Macduff
Macbeth says, “I am in blood Stepped in so far that should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er.” What does he mean? He’s in this too deep; he can’t go back now
What does Hecate want the witches to do? She wants them to turn up the heat and mess with Macbeth more. She wants to help. She wants Macbeth’s overconfidence to grow so he’ll be in ruin
What does Lennox think about Macbeth, Fleance, and Duncan’s sons? He thinks Macbeth is behind everthing. He thinks Fleance killed Banquo because he ran away. Duncan’s sons could’ve kill Duncan but he doesn’t know why they would
Where is Malcolm during Act III Getting help from king in England. Possible war with Scotland (Macbeth)
The play opens in Scotland
The purpose of Scene I is to Establish the mood
The battle discussed in Scene 2 was fought by Duncan’s soldiers against armies from Norway
Banquo says that the witches look like women except that they Have beards
For Macbeth’s service in the war, Duncan Appoints him Thane of Cawdor
When Lady Macbeth first discusses her husband, she states that he is Kind
Lady Macbeth reveals herself as being Ruthless
Macbeth gives all the following reasons for not killing Duncan Duncan is a relative of hisDuncan is his guestDuncan is a good king
Lady Macbeth plans to place the guilt for Duncan’s death on His guards
Lady Macbeth first learns of the prophecies from A letter
Becoming more ambitious; murders best friend Macbeth
Longs for the return of peace to Scotland Lennox
Wrongly believes Banquo is his enemy First murderer
Appears at the dinner table but only to Macbeth Banquo’s ghost
Banquo’s son Fleance
Macbeth’s fourth victim Banquo
Goddess of witchcraft Hecate
True or false: Banquo refuses to attend Macbeth’s banquet False
True or false: The murderers kill Fleance False
True or false: Malcolm has fled to England True
True or false: Lady Macbeth helps Macbeth plan Banquo’s death False
True or false: Macbeth tells the murderers to seek Banquo when he is out riding True
True or false: Lady Macbeth blames Macbeth’s insanity on food poisoning False
True or false: Macduff attends the banquet False
True or false: Banquo is suspicious of Macbeth before he is attacked True
Who said it? “I fear thou play’dst most foully for it.” Banquo
Who said it? “Be bright and jovial among your guests tonight.” Lady Macbeth
Who said it? “Only I say things have been strangely borne.” Lennox
Who said it? “How did you dare trade and traffic with Macbeth?” Hecate
Who said it? “We have scorched the snake, not killed it.” Macbeth
Macbeth lies to Banquo when he tells him that He has not thought anymore of the witches
Macbeth interprets the dagger that he sees as a sign that He should kill Duncan
Lady Macbeth participates in the crime by Getting the guards drunk
Lady Macbeth voices concern that her husband, if he continues to dwell on the crime, may Go mad
Macbeth hears a voice saying that he will no longer be able to Sleep
The drunken porter Provides comic relief
The violent winds noted by Lennox indicate that the “winds of change” have swept in Scotland
In a supposed fit of passion, Macbeth Kills Duncan’s guards
At the end of Scene 3, Malcolm and Donalbain plan to Leave Scotland
The old man in Scene 4 emphasizes The fact that nature is disturbed

You Might Also Like