Macbeth act 2 questions

What “sign” convinces Macbeth that he must go through with murdering the king? Macbeth sees a floating dagger pointing towards Duncan’s bedroom.
Why didn’t Lady Macbeth kill King Duncan herself? Duncan looked too much like her own father.
What does Macbeth accidentally take with him after murdering the king? The bloody weapons
Who said “I thought I heard a voice crying, ‘Macbeth has murdered Sleep!'” Macbeth
Who said “My hands are the same color as yours-but I’d be ashamed to have a heart as white as yours!” Lady Macbeth
Who else does Macbeth kill that same night? Duncan’s watchmen
What did happen on the night Duncan was killed? Earthquakes shook the land, violent storms broke out, & horses ate each other.
Who said “If I had died an hour before this happened, I’d have lived a blessed life span. From now on, there’s nothing left worth living for. Everything is a sham. Honor and dignity are dead.” Macbeth
Who vows to find the king’s murderer and punish them? Banquo
Which two characters run away shortly after Duncan’s death? Malcolm and Donalbain
What is the purpose of the scene with the porter? To relieve tension after a suspenseful and violent scene
What is a speech given by an actor alone on the stage to express the private inner thoughts of that character? Soliloquy
What is the murder of a king? Regicide
What concerns Lady Macbeth as she waits for Macbeth? That Macbeth’s plan will be discovered BEFORE Duncan is killed
What did Lady Macbeth plant in Duncan’s room? Daggers
Does Macbeth regret murdering Duncan? Yes
Who said “their candles are all out…A heavy summons lies like lead upon me, and yet I would not sleep. Merciful powers, restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature gives away in repose.” Banquo
Who dreams of the Weird Sisters and mentions that they’re in his & Macbeth’s heads? Banquo
Who said “that which hath made them drunk made me bold” Lady Macbeth
Who said “sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep?” Dondalbain
Why is Lady Macbeth upset with Macbeth after the murder? Macbeth wouldn’t leave the daggers, acted weak.
What does Lady Macbeth believe about washing of hands after murder? That by simply washing your hands you can get away with murder
What 2 people have been outside the entire night? Macduff and Lennox (Scottish nobles)
Where did Donalbain flee? Ireland
Where did Malcolm flee? London
What did the falcon and owl represent? Falcon=royalty Owl=Macbeth
Who does Macduff think killed king Duncan? Malcolm and Donalbain (Duncan’s sons)
Where is Macbeth at the end of Act II? In Scone to be crowned
Who said “lest our old robes sit easier than our new.” Macduff meaning Duncan makes a better king than Macbeth
Why doesn’t Macduff attend the coronation? He’s tired and suspicious
How do Lady Macbeth & Macbeth react to Duncan’s death? Macbeth admits right away that he’s killed the guards (the 2 murder suspects) & lady Macbeth faints
Who said “Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.” Macduff
Of what place is the porter the gatekeeper of? Hell
Why does Macbeth SAY he killed the guards for? He was so upset he couldn’t control himself
What was Macbeth’s real reason for killing the guards? He doesn’t want anyone to find out who really killed the king
Where does Ross (Scottish noble) go after murder? Scone
Where does Macduff go after murder? Fife (his home)
What 3 things plagued Macbeth during Duncan’s murder. 1) he kept hearing bells2) he couldn’t say amen at the end of his prayer3) voices telling him that he murdered sleep
How does Lady Macbeth signal to Macbeth that the guards are drunk? She rings a bell
How does Lady Macbeth respond to Macbeth not being able to say “amen”? She tells Macbeth not to think too much on it
Who discovered Duncan’s dead body? Macduff
How does Lennox describe the night of the murder? What’s Macbeth’s response? Terrible night; Macbeth says it wasn’t too bad
Why can’t Macbeth take the daggers back? He’s afraid to look at Duncan again because of his own guilt

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