Macbeth act 3 & 4 quiz

“Our bloody cousins” Macbeth is referring to Donalbain and Malcolm as He refers to them in this way so that the other characters think that the princes killed Duncan, not Macbeth.
In Act III Scene 1 what is Banquos tone with Macbeth In Act III Scene I, Banquo uses a warm tone as a way to deceive Macbeth. He uses a warm tone in their interactions to make Macbeth think that he still doesn’t know (or suspect) the truth about Duncan’s demise.
What kind of host is Macbeth? Macbeth is a seemingly great host, but does this only to deceive Banquo. He appears to be intensely interested in Banquo’s on-time arrival to their “solemn supper” (3.1.11-15). Macbeth behaves respectfully to Banquo by using terms like “chief guest” to signify the Banquo’s importance (3.1.11).
“solemn supper” “chief guests” dramatic irony because the audience knows information that the characters do not. The readers know that Macbeth is planning to kill Banquo; however, Banquo is unaware. Similarly, Banquo suspects that Macbeth killed Duncan in order to gain the crown, yet, Macbeth is unaware that Banquo suspects. The audience is aware that both are trying to deceive each other in their conversation, but they are unaware that the other is hiding something as well.
What upsets Macbeth about his position as king? What are the clues to his state of mind? Macbeth feels threatened by Banquo, as he feels that Banquo is out to get him. Macbeth recalls the prophecy, of which Banquo questioned, and grows uneasy about Banquo’s children, who were prophesied to become kings. With no other children or male family members, Macbeth realizes that his crown will be passed on to someone outside of his family: Banquo’s children, perhaps. This gives Banquo’s children a motive to kill Macbeth, and Macbeth will do anything to become (and remain) king.
What has Macbeth led the murderers to believe about Banquo? Macbeth convinces the murderers that Banquo was their enemy. He expresses that Banquo was the reason for making their lives miserable and tells them that he was the one who had “held you so under fortune” (3.1.84-5). As Macbeth continues to talk about Banquo in a negative way to the murderers, he presents his idea for them to kill him and they become more inclined to do so.
“to half a soul and to a notion crazed,” Macbeth refers to Banquo, which highlights that although Banquo was once Macbeth’s friend, he is now calling him unintelligent and crazy. This creates the image that Banquo is guilty and deserves to be murdered.
“held you so under fortune, which you thought had been our innocent self,” Macbeth makes Banquo out to be a villain. Banquo made the murderer’s lifes awful, but they always thought that it was their fault (3.1.79-80). Macbeth claims that Banquo has deceived them and is not to be trusted.
What lines of his echo Lady Macbeth’s comments to him from Act I, scene 7? Macbeth attacks their masculinity and compares men to breeds of dogs in lines 103-120. He explains to them that men have certain characteristics that make them weak and also make them powerful and tough. In Act I, scene 7, Lady Macbeth berates Macbeth, asking him, “What beast was’t,/ then,/ That made you break this enterprise to me?”, comparing
Macbeth makes a choice after worrying about the witches’ prophecy that Banquo’s sons will be kings. a.What makes this decision ironic? Macbeth decides to let fate take its course. His decision to kill Banquo goes against this idea because by killing Banquo to keep his sons from being king, he is interfering with destiny.
Malcolm and the Snake Malcolm fled to England, while Donalbain fled to Ireland after Macbeth killed Duncan. The snake refers to Macbeth’s journey to the throne, or to Duncan, Malcolm, and Donalbain.
Meal -Meal he is eating in fear is the position of the king (provisional existence from Frankl), he is alive but not living and not enjoying life as king
Stage 1 entrance into situation, shock and apathy, denial, wishful thinking
Stage 2 entrenchment into situation – realize you can’t get out of it, what’s done is done, dull to human emotion, other, and compassion
What does she say that is reminiscent of Frankl? She says that you have done everything to become happy and now you have it all, but you are still not happy. Everything terrible is done so we should try to move on. This is reminiscent of Frankl because he often states that you cannot receive or become one thing and then you will be happy. It is a constant search and the meaning of one’s life is constantly changing.
“Whom we, to gain to our peace, have sent to peace” (3.2.3) Duncan sleeps well because he no longer has to worry about the duties of king. Now Macbeth needs to take over and is worried about all of these duties. PUN
“How now, my lord, why do you keep alone,/ Of sorriest fantasies your companions making,/ Using those thoughts that should have indeed died/ With them they think on” (3.2.10-13) shift in LMB attitude
“Ere the bat hath flown / His cloistered flight, ere to black Hecate’s summons/ The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums/ Hath rung night’s yawning peal, there shall be done a deed of dreadful note” (3.2.45-49) Macbeth isn’t happy Because he killed Duncan and his men to find peace, but all he has found is endless mental torture and sleep deprivation. He has achieved the opposite of what he had hoped.
“be innocent of the knowledge” (3.2.51). Macbeth wants to regain his masculine role in the relationship. Lady Macbeth has had the upper hand for far too long. He is trying to bring back her innocence which would allow him to become the man in the relationship again.
My lord, his throat is cut. That I did for him” (3.4.18) During the banquet he explains how he murdered Banquo successfully. Another piece of information he provides to Macbeth is that Fleance has fled. After Macbeth hears the news, he becomes agitated about Fleance’s escape
“What sights, my/ lord?” by replying “I pray you, speak not. He grows worse and worse./ Question enrages him. At once, good night,” Lady Macbeth stops Ross from exposing Macbeth before the king explains seeing Banquo’s apparition, therefore revealing his guilt upon ordering his assassination. Lady Macbeth swiftly does so by dismissing Ross’ question
“How say’st thou that Macduff denies his person/ At our great bidding?” (3.4.159-160) Macduff was unable to attend because he was in Fife.
“I am in blood Stepped in so far that should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er.” Macbeth has committed so many murders that it would be just as difficult for him to seek forgiveness and change his ways than it would be for him to carry on ruthlessly pursuing and defending his crown.
“too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness” (1.5.4), LMB describes Macbeth after reading his letter about becoming the thane of Cawdor and learning his destiny from this witches.
“Mine eyes are made the fools o’ th’ other senses,/ Or else worth all the rest”(2.1.45-46), Macbeth describes his own eyes after seeing the imaginary dagger. He says that either his eyesight is not working right, or it’s the only thing that’s working right hint hint
“Oh, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!” (3.2.38), Macbeth describes his mind as full of scorpions to show that he is in constant fear of Banquo and Fleance after the death of Duncan.
“I keep a servant fee’d. I will tomorrow—And betimes I will—to the weird sisters. More shall they speak, for now I am bent to know, By the worst means, the worst.” Macbeth and Lady Macbeth do not feel safe in their position due to the paranoia of not disposing of Fleance (the prophecy of Banquo’s line of succession). Macduff is still missing and Macbeth believes armies are being built to bring him down. Macbeth feels extreme guilt and cannot sleep from the murders he has committed. At the dinner table, Macbeth is talking and sees (imagines) the ghost of Banquo from this guilt. “Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake Thy gory locks at me”
”stand not upon the order of [their] going” relate to the theme of natural disorder (3.4.146-47)? Normally, guests of social prestige would leave in the order of their ranking, but Lady Macbeth’s instruction that they leave with no regard to their “natural order”, with the word “natural” being synonymous with “normal” and “order” being synonymous with “organization”. This meant everyone would leave in whatever order they happened to leave in, which would thus be not normal or not natural of their usual “order” or organization.

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