Macbeth Act I Selection Test

central theme of act 1 of Macbeth betrayal
why did Shakespeare write in blank verse to create an effect of natural speech
what is Macbeth’s tragic flaw desire for power
role of witches foreshadow events
king Duncan characteristic places a high value on bravery and loyalty
Macbeth’s feelings about king Duncan’s murder tortured ambivalence
why does lady macbeth think macbeth has a poor chance of achieving power Ambition is not of a ruthless nature
What are macbeth’s plans motivated by his wife’s encouragement
central theme of act II a murderer must live with his conscience
atmosphere created by macbeth’s soliloquy after banquo leaves suspenseful
bell symbolizes death
lady macbeth’s purpose in drugging the servants so they’ll sleep through king duncan’s murder
what establishes the atmosphere for night of murder moonless night
which symbol signals that the murder has been accomplished the owl’s scream and the crickets’ cries
macbeth declares he wil “sleep no more” because he believes his conscience will never let him rest
what macbeth means about the blood on his hands that will redden all the seas comment on his profound guilt
purpose of the porter’s speech in the structure of macbeth break the grim tone of unfolding events
what symbolizes the king falcon

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