Macbeth Act 5

Lady Macbeth “Out damned spot! Out, I say!”
Lady Macbeth “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.”
Lady Macbeth “What’s done cannot be undone.”
Murders that Lady Macbeth alludes to while she is sleepwalking Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff’s family
Scene 1 setting Played in the dark except for one candle; symbolizes spiritual darkness.
Lady Macbeth in scene 1 Gone mad, sleepwalks, speaks of three murders, washes hands.
Murder that troubles Lady Macbeth the most Macduff’s family, gruesome and tragic death.
Gesture doctor and nurse observe Lady Macbeth doing Washing hands
Reason Lady Macbeth washes her hands over and over “Blood on her hands,” wants to get rid of the guilt.
Doctor’s advice on how to treat Lady Macbeth’s illness She needs a “divine” (God)
Four lords of Scotland Lennox, Menteith, Angus, and Caithness; resolve to join Malcolm and English forces at Birnam Wood.
Caithness’s speech Warrior hero, valiant fury, not righteous, “distempered cause.”
Macbeth’ s attitude in Scene 3 Trusts prophecies, not worried about death.
Macbeth’s soliloquy on eve of battle Wants to commit suicide but knows witches’ prophecy says he can’t die.
Macbeth “I have lived long enough”
Servant Announces huge army approaching Dunsinane, Macbeth doesn’t believe him.
Traditional comforts of old age that Macbeth will not have Honor, love, obedience, and loyal friends.
“Yellow leaf” Fall of Macbeth’s reputation.
People who led the rebellion to overthrow Macbeth Malcolm, Siward, Macduff
Place English and Scottish armies meet Birnam Wood
How Malcolm told the soldiers to disguise themselves Cut down branches and hold them in front of themselves as they walk so Macbeth is not able to see how many soldiers there are.
Malcolm “To shadow the number of our host”
Macbeth at the beginning of Scene 5 Fully armed as soldiers come to Dunsinane.
How Lady Macbeth dies Suicide
Macbeth’s thoughts on life It is brief, meaningless, death is inevitable.
“Brief candle” and “poor player” Life is short and an illusion, people will forget you once you die.
How the witches prophecy comes true Birnam Wood appears to have uprooted and advanced toward Dunsinane.
Point Shakespeare was trying to make through Macbeth’s fall Power-seeking tyrants tend toward self-destruction
Macbeth “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow”
Who was the first to advance at Dunsinane Siward due to his age and experience.
Person who challenges Macbeth at Dunsinane Siward’s son
Macbeth’s reaction to invasion of Dunsinane His troops surrender the castle
How Macbeth’s followers react to attack at Dunsinane Abandon Macbeth
Macbeth “They have tied me to a stake: I cannot fly”
Macbeth after killing Siward’s son “Thou wast born of woman”
Reason Macbeth doesn’t kill himself “The witches said I can’t die”
Macduff “Untimely ripp’d from my mother’s womb”
How Macduff dispels Macbeth’s “charmed life” Tells him he was born of C-section (not of woman-born)
Reason Macduff refuses to yield Macbeth killed his family, wants revenge.
Macbeth’s accusations against witches They are “imperfect speakers”
Macduff in Scene 8 Beheads Macbeth
Malcolm Proclaimed new king of Scotland
When Malcolm becomes king Calls for all those who left Scotland to return (Fleance and Donaldbain), makes all thanes become earls.
How Malcolm rewards his thanes Makes them all earls

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