Macbeth Act I scene iii

What dies the First Witch plan to do to a sailor and why? What does that tell you about the three witches? The first witch is going to tourture the man because he did not give her what she wanted. This says that the witches are mean and they seek revenge.
When Macbeth says, “So foul and fair a day I have not seen,” what does he mean? What other line of the play does he echo? What is the dramatic irony of the line? As Macbeth’s first words of the play, how might this line be significant? Macbeth means “bad and good day that I have seen.” He echoes fair is foul and foul is fair. The dramatic irony is we know Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor.
Describe the physical appearance of the Witches? -They look like women-They have beards-They have skinny lips-They have withered skin
What prophecies do the Witches make regarding Macbeth? How does he react based on what Banquo says? -He will be Thane of Cawdor -He will be King According to Banquo he is startled and mesmerized
How likely does Macbeth think it is that he will become Thane of Cawdor or King of Scotland? How is this an example of dramatic irony? He does not believe that he will become Thane of Cawdor b/c Thane is alive . This is dramatic irony b/c we know as the reader that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor.
setting and purpose -health, battle field , after they won-to deceive and to tell Macbeth his future
plot structure for act 1 scene 1 exposition
How do Banquo and Macbeth question their experience with the witches? they have asked each other if they have eaten on the insane root.
What news does Ross bring to banquo and Macbeth as they are discussing the prophecies? Ross says that Macbeth is now Thane of Cawdor
What does Banquo mean when he says,” what, can the devil speak true”? he means that the witches might be right.
why does Banquo warn Macbeth about ” the instruments of darkness” ( the witches) ? How does this comment tie into the ” fair is foul, foul is fair” theme? -banquo warns Macbeth that evil powers often offer little truths to tempt people. -That Macbeth was good but might has a dark side to him.
as the others talk, what does Macbeth’s aside reveal about his thinking? What does he fear? How is this moment a significant turning point for Macbeth? – that he should murder the king-he is afraid that he is thinking about murdering the king.-that he is turning evil

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