Macbeth Act 2 questions

Which character provides comic relief in Act 2? the porter
Why does Lady Macbeth say that she could not kill Duncan herself? the king reminded her of her father as he slept
Who are Malcolm and Donalbain? Duncan’s sons
Name one of the effects of alcohol as described by the porter. sleep, urination, lechery/impotence, red nose
Describe Macbeth’s visual hallucination. He sees a dagger, floating in the air, pointing toward Duncan’s bedroom. Suddenly, it is covered in blood.
Describe Macbeth’s auditory hallucination. After he kills Duncan, he hears a voice which says, “Macbeth murders sleep. Macbeth shall sleep no more.”
Where do Malcolm and Donalbain go after Duncan’s murder? Ireland, England
Why do Malcolm and Donalbain flee? they fear that they will be harmed
What is one of the repercussions of Malcolm and Donalbain’s flight? 1. Malcolm and Donalbain appear guilty2. Macbeth is crowned king of Scotland
Name one of the strange occurrences that happened on the night of Macbeth’s murder which point to the reversal of the natural order of the world. solar eclipse, horses become cannibalistic, earthquake, falcon eat an owl (predator/prey reversal)
What does Lady Macbeth mean when she says, “A little blood clears us of this deed”? Go wash your hands and no one will ever know that you’ve killed Duncan
What does Macbeth mean when he says, “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood/ Clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather/ The multitudinous seas incarnadine, /Making the green one red”? Will all of the water in the oceans wash the blood from my hands? No. Rather, the blood on my hands will stain the green oceans red.
Name one motif employed in Act 2. light vs darkness; bloodshed
What does Donalbain mean when he says, “There’s daggers in men’s smiles”? We cannot trust anyone because one could smile at us but then try to kill us
Which literary device is in the following quote:”With Tarquin’s ravishing strides, towards his design [he moves].” allusion
What does Duncan give his hostess to show his gratitude? A Diamond
Banquo wants the prediction made by the witches to come true for his sons. What does he refuse to do so that the prediction does come true? Kill Duncan
What is Macbeth anticipating in his soliloquy about the dagger? Murdering Duncan
What is the significance of the ringing of the bell? It means death. It is time for Macbeth to murder Duncan.
What did Lady Macbeth do to the guards to make them sleep? Got them drunk.
Why couldn’t Lady Macbeth murder the king herself? He looks like her father
What does Macbeth do or say to show his near hysteria after the murder? He can’t sleep, he can’t say amen, he won’t go back, and he called the murder scene a “sorry sight”
What does Macbeth bring with him from the murder scene, which Lady Macbeth must return? Bloody dagger
What does Lady Macbeth intend to do with Duncan’s blood if he’s bleeding? Smear it on the guards
How does Lady Macbeth react to the murder of Duncan? Not as disturbed, takes charge
In the opening comic interlude, the porter is pretending that he’s the gate keeper in ____ Hell
What evidence does Lennox give of nature harmonizing with man’s violence or the disruption of the Great Chain of Being? Windy, screams, the combustion, birds clamoring, earthquakes, horses went crazy and broke stalls
Who announces that Duncan has been murdered after finding his body? Macduff
What appearance does Lady Macbeth fake at the news? Fainting
Who is accused of the murder? The guards
Who kills the guards, and what reason does he give for his actions? Macbeth. He said he was angry
Why do Duncan’s sons, Malcolm and Donalbain, leave? Because their father was murdered and they don’t want to be next
Where does Malcolm go? England
Where does Donalbain go? Ireland
Who is now suspected of the murder and why? Malcolm and Donalbain, because they left
Who is the new king? Macbeth
What is Macduff implying when he says, “Lest out old robes sit easier than our new”? He doesn’t like Macbeth being kind
What are the two animals that are omens? Owls and crickets
Who refuses to attend the coronation of Macbeth at Scone? Macduff
Macbeth indicates that he wishes he had died before he saw this hour–the time that Duncan was dead. This is an example of Irony
augement to make something greater by adding to it; to expand
multitudinous containing many elements; numerous
palpable to be able to felt or touched
stealthy behaving in a secretive or sneaky manner
predominance possession or control of power; dominance
evocative creating an emotional response
provocative serving to stimulate or provoke
vocation a strong inclination towards a particular course of action; a job
vociferously marked by or given an insistent outcry
vocalize to give voice to; talk
“How goes the night, boy?” BANQUO
“The moon is down; I have not heard the clock.” FLEANCE
“And she goes down at twelve.” BANQUO
“I take’t, ’tis later, sir.” FLEANCE
“Hold, take my sword. There’s husbandry in heaven;Their candles are all out. Take thee that too.A heavy summons lies like lead upon me,” BANQUO
“And yet I would not sleep: merciful powers,Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that natureGives way to in repose!” BANQUO
“Give me my sword.Who’s there?” BANQUO
“A friend.” MACBETH
“What, sir, not yet at rest? The king’s a-bed:He hath been in unusual pleasure, andSent forth great largess to your offices.This diamond he greets your wife withal,By the name of most kind hostess; and shut upIn measureless content.” BANQUO
“Being unprepared,Our will became the servant to defect;Which else should free have wrought.” MACBETH
“All’s well.I dreamt last night of the three weird sisters:To you they have show’d some truth.” BANQUO
“I think not of them:Yet, when we can entreat an hour to serve,We would spend it in some words upon that business,If you would grant the time.” MACBETH
“At your kind’st leisure.” BANQUO
“If you shall cleave to my consent, when ’tis,It shall make honour for you.” MACBETH
“So I lose noneIn seeking to augment it, but still keepMy bosom franchised and allegiance clear,I shall be counsell’d.” BANQUO
“Good repose the while!” MACBETH
“Thanks, sir: the like to you!” BANQUO
“Go bid thy mistress, when my drink is ready,She strike upon the bell. Get thee to bed.” MACBETH
“Is this a dagger which I see before me,The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.Art thou not, fatal vision, sensibleTo feeling as to sight? or art thou butA dagger of the mind, a false creation,Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?” MACBETH
“I see thee yet, in form as palpableAs this which now I draw.Thou marshall’st me the way that I was going;And such an instrument I was to use.Mine eyes are made the fools o’ the other senses,Or else worth all the rest; I see thee still,And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood,Which was not so before. There’s no such thing:It is the bloody business which informsThus to mine eyes.” MACBETH
“Now o’er the one halfworldNature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuseThe curtain’d sleep; witchcraft celebratesPale Hecate’s offerings, and wither’d murder,Alarum’d by his sentinel, the wolf,Whose howl’s his watch, thus with his stealthy pace.With Tarquin’s ravishing strides, towards his designMoves like a ghost.” MACBETH
“Thou sure and firm-set earth,Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fearThy very stones prate of my whereabout,And take the present horror from the time,Which now suits with it. Whiles I threat, he lives:Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives.” MACBETH
“I go, and it is done; the bell invites me.Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knellThat summons thee to heaven or to hell.” MACBETH
That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold;What hath quench’d them hath given me fire.Hark! Peace!It was the owl that shriek’d, the fatal bellman,Which gives the stern’st good-night. LADY MACBETH
“He is about it:The doors are open; and the surfeited groomsDo mock their charge with snores: I have drugg’dtheir possets,That death and nature do contend about them,Whether they live or die.” LADY MACBETH
[Within] “Who’s there? what, ho!” MACBETH
“Alack, I am afraid they have awaked,And ’tis not done. The attempt and not the deedConfounds us. Hark! I laid their daggers ready;He could not miss ’em. Had he not resembledMy father as he slept, I had done’t.” LADY MACBETH
“My husband!” LADY MACBETH
“I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?” MACBETH
“I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry.Did not you speak?” LADY MACBETH
“When?” MACBETH
“Now.” LADY MACBETH
“As I descended?” MACBETH
“Ay.” LADY MACBETH
“Hark!Who lies i’ the second chamber?” MACBETH
“Donalbain.” LADY MACBETH
“This is a sorry sight.” MACBETH
“A foolish thought, to say a sorry sight.” LADY MACBETH
“There’s one did laugh in’s sleep, and one cried’Murder!’That they did wake each other: I stood and heard them:But they did say their prayers, and address’d themAgain to sleep.” MACBETH
“There are two lodged together.” LADY MACBETH
“One cried ‘God bless us!’ and ‘Amen’ the other;As they had seen me with these hangman’s hands.Listening their fear, I could not say ‘Amen,’When they did say ‘God bless us!'” MACBETH
“Consider it not so deeply.” LADY MACBETH
“But wherefore could not I pronounce ‘Amen’?I had most need of blessing, and ‘Amen’Stuck in my throat.” MACBETH
“These deeds must not be thoughtAfter these ways; so, it will make us mad.” LADY MACBETH
“Methought I heard a voice cry ‘Sleep no more!Macbeth does murder sleep’, the innocent sleep,Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care,The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,Chief nourisher in life’s feast,–“ MACBETH
“What do you mean?” LADY MACBETH
“Still it cried ‘Sleep no more!’ to all the house:’Glamis hath murder’d sleep, and therefore CawdorShall sleep no more; Macbeth shall sleep no more.'” MACBETH
“Who was it that thus cried? Why, worthy thane,You do unbend your noble strength, to thinkSo brainsickly of things. Go get some water,And wash this filthy witness from your hand.” LADY MACBETH
“Why did you bring these daggers from the place?They must lie there: go carry them; and smearThe sleepy grooms with blood.” LADY MACBETH
“I’ll go no more:I am afraid to think what I have done;Look on’t again I dare not.” MACBETH
“Infirm of purpose!Give me the daggers: the sleeping and the deadAre but as pictures: ’tis the eye of childhoodThat fears a painted devil. If he do bleed,I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal;For it must seem their guilt.” LADY MACBETH
“Whence is that knocking?How is’t with me, when every noise appals me?What hands are here? ha! they pluck out mine eyes.Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this bloodClean from my hand? No, this my hand will ratherThe multitudinous seas in incarnadine,Making the green one red.” MACBETH
“My hands are of your colour; but I shameTo wear a heart so white.” LADY MACBETH
“I hear a knockingAt the south entry: retire we to our chamber;A little water clears us of this deed:How easy is it, then! Your constancyHath left you unattended.” LADY MACBETH
“Hark! more knocking.Get on your nightgown, lest occasion call us,And show us to be watchers. Be not lostSo poorly in your thoughts.” LADY MACBETH
“To know my deed, ’twere best not know myself.” MACBETH
“Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst!” MACBETH

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