Macbeth Act 3

Macbeth’s next victim following King Duncan’s death is…? Banquo
Who does Macbeth recruit to do his dirty work? Two murderers
How does Macbeth convince the men to kill Banquo on his behalf? He says Banquo is the root of all their problems.
Who reappears during a feast? Banquo’s ghost.
What change do the two murderers make to Macbeth’s plan? They bring along a 3rd man.
What goes wrong during the scene where Banquo is attacked? Fleance escapes.
What are gory locks, and who is shaking them at Macbeth? They refer to bloody hair, and Macbeth says this to Banquo’s ghost.
Who is Hecate? Goddess of witchcraft.
What does Hecate say is mankind’s chiefest enemy? Security or Overconfidence
Why is Hecate angry with the witches? She feels they gave an unworthy man a prophecy, and they did not consult her.
How does Lady Macbeth explain Macbeth’s strange behavior at the feast? She claims he suffered fits like this before.
What does Banquo’s ghost represent. Macbeth’s guilty conscience.
How do we know Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are growing apart? He does not seek her guidance about his plans to murder Banquo.
What are two possible explanations of Banquo’s ghost? It is part of Macbeth’s conscience or the ghost is real and reflects the elements of witchcraft and evil in the play..
What does Hecate instruct the witches to do? To give Macbeth a 2nd set of prophecies to increase his confidence.
In addition to vaulting ambition, Macbeth suffers from hubris or…? Excessive Pride
What do some scholars claim about the scene involving Hecate? It was not written by Shakespeare.
Why are soliloquys important in understanding a character like Macbeth? They provide an honest picture of how the character is feeling.
What question does the concept of fate versus free raise about Macbeth in the play? Is Macbeth responsible for his for his own actions or is he a victim of fate?
Who has Malcolm gained the support of? The English King and Siward.
What do we learn from Lennox in the final scene? Macduff has fled to England.
The overall tone of Lennox’s speech to the Lords in scene three is _____________. sarcastic

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