Macbeth Act 3 Review

Why can Banquo be considered a threat to Macbeth? The witches said Banquo’s sons will be king, but Macbeth wants his sons and himself to be king.
What are Macbeth’s motives for murdering Banquo? -Macbeth wants his sons to be king-Banquo knows of the prophecies-Banquo is a better man than he
How many men does Macbeth first employ for Banquo’s murder? 2
How does Macbeth convince these men to murder Banquo? Gives them motive by saying Banquo stripped the property and wronged them.
Whom else besides Banquo does Macbeth want to be killed? Fleance (Banquo’s son)
Is Macbeth still consulting Lady Macbeth concerning the murder? Why or why not? No, because he wants to keep her in ignorance and out of the murder.
How is Lady Macbeth’s character changing? -She is calm and isn’t as concerned about the murders. She expresses regret about the murders.
How many murderers appear on the scene? 3
Who may the third murderer be? It’s a mystery.
Who escapes the hands of the murderers? Fleance
What is Macbeth’s reaction to the news that the murder plot was not totally successful? He is feeling pressure b/c he didn’t kill Fleance.
What occurs at the banquet to upset Macbeth? -Banquo’s ghost shows up and sits in his seat.-He’s the only one that can see him.
What excuse does Lady Macbeth make for her husband’s behavior? He’s had these strange fits since his youth.
Whom does Macbeth fear, partly b/c of his absence at the banquet? Macduff
Whom does Macbeth plan to see again? The witches
What is the significance of Scene 5? -Not written by Shakespeare
Who is blamed for Banquo’s death b/c he fled? Fleance
Where has Macduff gone? Why? -England, to pray the king to come to his aid -to get help to take out Macbeth
What does Macbeth dare the ghost to do? Appear in another form –one that he can see such as an armed rhinocerous or a Hyrcan tiger
Whom does Macbeth tell to be ignorant of the knowledge till “thou applaud the deed”? His wife
Who is Hecate? Goddess of witchcraft
Hecate is angry for what reason? The weird sisters consulted with Macbeth without her.
“It will have blood, they say: blood will have blood” is spoken by_____ about _____/ Macbeth; Banquo’s ghost
“You lack the season of all natures, sleep” is spoken by Lady Macbeth
“The gracious Duncan was pitied of Macbeth: marry he was dead” was said by____ in an ____ tone. Lennox; ironic
“Gentlemen, rise, his HIghness is not well” is said by Ross
When Macbeth said “blood has been shed ere now” he means that This is not the first murder that has been done so why is he being persecuted.
“The worm that’s fled” refers to Fleance
“Of full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife” Is said by Macbeth to suggest the horrors of his mind
Blank Verse Unrhymed iambic pentameter
rhyme What Hecate speaks in
Hecate vows to give Macbeth a false sense of security
Lennox speaks about the ____ of Scotland now that the tyrant is in charge. unrest
Macbeth laments that he does not have any sons to replace him as Banquo does.
Banquo fears that Macbeth played ____ to become king. foul
Macbeth makes an allusion to____ in his soliloquy in his “to be thus is nothing but to be safely thus” speech. Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony

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