Macbeth act 5- study guide

Why is a doctor visiting the Macbeth household? Lady Macbeth is sleep-walking.
What strange behavior has Lady Macbeth been exhibiting?What does she say? She is washing her hands and muttering to herself;she says- “out damned spot”.
What does the doctor say lady Macbeth needs?What does he tell lady Macbeth’s gentlewoman to do for her? Lady Macbeth needs divine intervention (god). Doctor says to remove harmful objects.
Who has gathered to fight Macbeth?Where have they planned to meet? Caithness, menteith, lennox, & ross;they have planned to meet at Birnam Wood
What has Macbeth done in response to the insurance? He is prepared for war
What is Macbeth thinking about at the beginning of this scene? How does he try to convince himself that he should not be afraid? He is thinking of the prophecies; he says that it won’t ever happen and there is no way for it to come true.
What does the servant report to Macbeth? reports that 10,000 men are approaching.
What does Macbeth want Seyton to do for him? wants him put on his armor and get him ready to fight
What does Macbeth tell the doctor to do for lady Macbeth?What is the doctor’s reaction to Macbeth’s request? He says to cure her by giving whatever medicine she needs;the doctor can not cure it because it is a mental illness.
What orders does Malcolm give at Birnam?Why is this important? Malcom ordered to cut off the branches and disguise themselves; it is important because the 3rd apparition was coming true.
What is Macbeth’s reaction to the news of his wife’s death? His wife’s death does not bother him a lot.
What news does the messenger bring to Macbeth?Why is this news unsettling to him? Messenger brings message that Birnam Wood is coming to Dunsinane; the news is unsettling because of the 3rd apparition. Macbeth did not think it would come true.
Who does Macbeth kill and why does Macbeth feel he is now safe? Macbeth kills young Siward because that mean there would be one less person to kill Mmacbeth.
Who shows up looking for Macbeth? Macduff
Why does Macbeth hesitate to kill Macduff? Macbeth feels guilty for killing his family.
What do we learn about Macduff? Macduff was not born of a woman, because his mother died while giving birth and he had to be cut out.
How does Macbeth regain some sense of manhood in his last moments of life? Macbeth does not back down and he fights until his death.
What news does Ross break to Old Siward? Ross says his son was killed.
What trophy does Macduff bring to the people of Scotland? Macbeth’s head
Who becomes king? Why is this ending surprising, considering the witches’ prophecies? Malcolm becomes king; the ending is surprising because the witches said Banquo’s children would be king, but they weren’t.

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