Macbeth Act 5 Study Guide

Has been sleepwalking/sleeptalking; tries to wipe blood from dry hands, rubs too hard that she bleeds; makes servants keep light by her bedside Lady Macbeth
“Out damned spot, out I say!” Lady Macbeth- trying to wipe blood/guilt away
“Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?” Lady Macbeth- who would have thought Duncan would have had so much blood on him; basically gives the murder away (gentlewoman and doctor watching)
“What a sigh is there! The heart is sorely charged” Doctor- talking about Lady Macbeth’s heart-afflicted by guilt
Cannot cure her, said that Lady Macbeth needs a priest to cure her heart Doctor
“Remove from her the means of all annoyance” Doctor- worried that LM will kill herself
Abandoning Macbeth and will go over to Malcolm’s side; marching to Birnam Wood (army is not loyal to Macbeth, revolts, people have abandoned and went to the other side, almost 0 support) Menteith, Caithness, Angus, and Lennox
Knows he has lived long enough, and he knows the end is near (nihilism); knows that he has gone too far and has been abandoned by everyone (the only people with him are scared of him) Macbeth
Orders each soldier cut off a branch in Birnam wood; as they march in Dunsinane; will look like Birnam Wood is moving (act as camo and hide their numbers) Malcolm
Forgot the taste of fear bc he was told nothing could harm him; now he is freaking bc he hears women shrieking in the castle somewhere (Lady Macbeth killed herself) Macbeth
Fights and kills Young Siward Macbeth
Macbeth says Macduff come at me & whoever gives up first dies Macduff kills Macbeth- Macduff killed Macbeth by stabbing him in the stomach
“Lay on Macduff and damned be him that first cries ‘Hold! Enough!'” Macbeth
Macduff carries in Macbeth’s head (on a pole) Macdonwald did that in scene one
“Had I as many sons as I have hairs, I would not wish them to a fairer death” Sieward- saying that his son died an honorable death and God is with him
“The time is free” Macbeth- the natural order is back to normal
Has a servant tell him there are 10k troops on the way there Macbeth- servant is freaking out
Crowned the next king Malcolm
“She should have died hereafter. There would have been a time for such a word. Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day to the last syllable of recorded time, and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Macbeth

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