Macbeth Act 3 and 4

Why does Macbeth want Banquo and Fleance dead? Wants Fleance dead because he is the son of Banquo, and the prophecy states that a descendant of Banquo will be kingWants Banquo dead because he is the only other person who knows of the prophecyBoth threats to Macbeth’s kinghood
Banquo says nothing about what having to do with the prophecy? Banquo says nothing about his suspicions of Macbeth’s foul play
Why does Macbeth want to know where Banquo and Fleance are going? So he can know exactly how and when to murder them
What does patricide mean? the killing of one’s father
Who said “But to be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus?” What does it mean? Macbeth; means that he has to protect his crown at all costs
What does Macbeth not have that makes him kill Fleance? Macbeth has no successor
What is Macbeth’s plan for killing Banquo and Fleance? Does it work? Macbeth hires 2 murderers to kill them in the woods (he sends a third one to make sure the deed gets done); the whole plan does not work Banquo dies but Fleance escapes
How does Macbeth convince the murderers to go and kill Banquo and Fleance? he tells the murderers that Banquo deceived them and held them from fortune ((did them wrong))
When Macbeth questions the murderers manhood what event does this mirror? What does this encourage? When Lady Macbeth questions Macbeth’s manhood; encourages them to kill
Why can’t Macbeth kill Banquo and Fleance himself? because they both have the same friends and it would make him look like a bad king
Who says “Why are you in your thoughts, forget about it” Lady Macbeth
Who says “We’ve only scorched the snake, not killed it.” Macbeth
Who says “My mind is full of scorpions” What does this symbolize? Macbeth; poison
Does Macbeth tell Lady Macbeth of his plans to murder Fleance and Banquo? no, he isolates himself
Why does he keep this from her? because she’s starting to feel guilty about the first murders
Macbeth says “the worm that’s fled Hath nature that in time will be venom breed, No teeth for the present.” What does this mean? Fleance is not a threat now but will be in the future
Who (what) did Macbeth see at the banquet table? What is this an example of? Sees Banquo’s ghost; example of an apostrophe
How does Lady Macbeth cover for Macbeth at the banquet? What excuse does she give for his wild talk? She says that Macbeth is sick and has been doing this for a while. She tells everyone to leave in no order (no matter the rank)
Why does Lady Macbeth do this? She does not want Macbeth revealing anything he has done
Who else was missing from the banquet table? (beside Banquo) Macduff
Who 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? Macbeth; he committed so many murders that he cannot turn back now
What does Macbeth want to do? Why is this a mistake? wants to go back to the witches, this is a mistake because they are the cause of all the problemsgoing back is looking for trouble
Who is Hecate? queen of the witches
What does Hecate want the witches to do? fill Macbeth’s head with thoughts of disillusion which will cause him to fall apart
Why is Hecate angry at the witches? because they told Macbeth a prophecy without consulting her first
Who is selfish and self centered Macbeth
What does Lennox think about Macbeth, Fleance, and Duncan’s sons? Lennox says Macbeth loves the King, something is off, Banquo is gone, and people think Fleance kiled Banquo – he doesnt thoughSubtly says Macbeth is guilty (sarcastically)
Macduff is suspicious of who? Macbeth
depose get ride of/overthrow
Who does Macduff meet? where does he go? why? goes to england and meets malcolm to gather forces to defeat macbeth
What does Macduff want to do? Restore order to the world
Is Macbeth a good king? no
What does the stormy fate of scotland symbolize disorder of nature:disorder in the universe
Who says “men must not walk too late” What does this mean Lennox, malcolm could not have killed his father
Witch 2 says “By the pricking of my thumb, Something wicked this way comes.” What is it? Macbeth
What do the witches conjure up? a potion that Macbeth will drink and it will show him visions
The first time Macbeth saw the witches how was he/what did he feel? The second time? First time he was scared and he is not nastySecond time he is demanding and bossy
Macbeth is shown how many things by the witches? 4
What is the first thing Macbeth is shown by the witches? An apparition of an armed head (helmeted head)
What does the helmeted head show “Beware Macduff”; this makes him want to kill macduff just in case
Macduff is the Thane of Fife
Second vision? bloodied child
What does the bloodied child symbolize All “women born men” will not hurt himAKAno one will hurt macbeth
Because of the bloodied child what does Macbeth think? That he should not fear Macduff, for he is a man born from woman
third vision child with a crown holding a tree
what does vanquished mean defeated
what does the child with a crown holding a tree mean macbeth will never be defeated until the wood come upon his castle
why does this give macbeth a false sense of security? Because woods cant move
What are Great Birham wood and Donsinane Hill? Forest; his house is on the hill
What are banquos “issues” his kids
Macbeth asks will Banquos sons still be king and what happens? the fourth vision
what is the fourth vision 8 kings and Banquo, the last king has a glass in his hand
What does the glass symbolize there will be infinte members of Banquos sons/family in reign
What does Banquo do to Macbeth in this vision mocks him and laughs
pernicious harmful
What do all 4 visions give MAcbeth a false sense of security
Who says this (about the witches) “INfected by the air whereon they ride, and damned all those that trust theM” What does he say about himself Macbeth; says that he is dammed because he trusted them
Where is Macduff England
“I’ll seize upon castle fife” What does this mean Macbeth s gonna kill Macduff
Malcolm and Macduff are in England trying to do what? gather and army to overthrow Macbeth
Why is Lady Macbeth angry with Macbeth? because he fled scotland and it looks sketchy
Why does Macbeth have Macduff’s family and servant killed? he is angry that macduff is not loyal to him
Why does Ross not want to be at Macduff’s castle? because he knows Macbeth is sending people to kill the family and doesnt want to be a part of it
Macbeth’s workers arent what to him? wholeheartedly loyal
Macduffs family)) mother and son are talking about why the father is gone what does the mother say what does son respond Mother says she is a traitor bc he is a liar and swearerlittle boy says there are more traitors than good people
The messenger warns motehr and son about what? a murderer coming
Why does lady macduff son say all liars and swearers are fools? there are more traitors than honest people
Who gets killed? Macduffs family and his servants
Why is scotland suffering because of macbeth
Who says “Angels are bright still, thoguh the brightest fell, Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, yet grace must still look so” What does that mean? Who does it refer to Malcolm says it; refers to lucifer; things are not what they appear to be
Who says “Oh Scotland Scotland” Macduff; because he is worried about he fate of scotland
How does Malcolm trick mAcduff and why? Says he will be a terrible king (lying) because e wants to see if Macduff will agree with him or defend the nation
What does macduff do? worries for scotland
hoodwinked fooled/tricked
Does malcolm tell macduff he was kidding yes
What do malcolm and macduff do now that malcolm knows macduff is loyal gather up an army to rule macbeth
what news does ross bring to macduff that his family has been killed

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