Macbeth Act I

Of what crime has the Thane of Cawdor been found guilty? treason
How does the king reward Macbeth for his bravery and valor on the battlefield? names him the new Thane of Cawdor
witches’ prophecies for Macbeth Thane of GlamisThane of Cawdorfuture king
witches’ prophecies for Banquo greater than Macbeth, but not so greathappier than Macbeth, but not so happyfather of kings, but you will never be a king
What does Banquo warn Macbeth about after the witches’ prophecies? Often, demons will tempt us with small truths in order to gain our confidence
What does Macbeth mean when he tells Lady Macbeth, “Lay it to thy heart”? keep it a secret
What does Lady Macbeth mean when she says “unsex me”? make me less feminine and more masculine so that I have power and courage to plan a murder
What is Lady Macbeth’s plan to murder Duncan? get the guards drunk, murder the king, and place the bloody weapons on the guards to frame them for the crime
Who are the two nations who have become involved in Scotland’s civil war? Ireland: kerns and gallowglasses are hired Irish foot soldiers allied with MacdonwaldNorway: King Sweno of Norway has allied with the Thane of Cawdor
Which of Macbeth’s qualities does his wife fear will make him unable to become king? “the milk of human kindness”compassion; kindness
Lady Macbeth advises her husband to “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent beneath it.” What does this metaphor mean? To look welcoming and honorable to the king, but be ready to strike with violent force
What is Lady Macbeth’s plan for murdering Duncan? to get the guards drunk on wine so that they fall asleep, to stab Duncan, and frame the guards for his murder
Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth ask _____ hide their actions. darkness

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