Macbeth Act II

What does Duncan give his hostess to show his gratitude? A Diamond
Banquo wants the prediction made by the witches to come true for his sons. What does he refuse to do so that the prediction does come true? Kill Duncan
What is Macbeth anticipating in his soliloquy about the dagger? Murdering Duncan
What is the significance of the ringing of the bell? It means death. It is time for Macbeth to murder Duncan.
What did Lady Macbeth do to the guards to make them sleep? Got them drunk.
Why couldn’t Lady Macbeth murder the king herself? He looks like her father
What does Macbeth do or say to show his near hysteria after the murder? He can’t sleep, he can’t say amen, he won’t go back, and he called the murder scene a “sorry sight”
What does Macbeth bring with him from the murder scene, which Lady Macbeth must return? Bloody dagger
What does Lady Macbeth intend to do with Duncan’s blood if he’s bleeding? Smear it on the guards
How does Lady Macbeth react to the murder of Duncan? Not as disturbed, takes charge
In the opening comic interlude, the porter is pretending that he’s the gatekeeper in ____ Hell
What evidence does Lennox give of nature harmonizing with man’s violence? Windy, screams, the combustion, birds clamoring, earthquakes, horses went crazy and broke stalls
Who announces that Duncan has been murdered? Macduff
What appearance does Lady Macbeth fake at the news? Fainting
Who is accused of the murder? The guards
Who kills the guards, and what reason does he give for his actions? Macbeth. He said he was angry
Why do Duncan’s sons, Malcolm and Donalbain, leave? Because their father was murdered and they don’t want to be next
Where does Malcolm go? England
Where does Donalbain go? Ireland
Who is now suspected of the murder and why? Malcolm and Donalbain, because they left
Who is the new king? Macbeth
What is Macduff implying when he says, “Lest out old robes sit easier than our new”? He doesn’t like Macbeth being king
What are the two animals that are omens? Owls and crickets
Why won’t Macbeth take the daggers back to the scene of the crime? He can’t look at what he has done
Who was knocking on the palace door? Macduff and Lennox
How does Lennox describe the night? Unruly, and Strange events: Chimney blown down; Owl screeched; earthquake; and ghostly voices were heard
What is Macbeth’s response to Lennox’s description of the night? Twas a rough night
What reply does Banquo give Macbeth when he refuses his offer? As long as I don’t lose any honor, as long as I can keep my conscious clear and as long as I remain loyal to Duncan
Who is Banquo’s son? Fleance
Why is Banquo awake? He dreamt of the witches prophecies
What did Macbeth hear after he murdered Duncan? Malcolm and Donalbain woke up, and one of them screamed murder.
What makes Macbeth feel the most guilty? After the prayer, he couldn’t say “Amen”
Why are Macduff and lennox at the door? Macduff was ordered to meet Duncan in the morning at the castle?
What does Ross believe foreshadowed Duncan’s death? His horses broke out of the stalls and ate each other
What does Macduff believe happened? Malcolm and Donalbain paid the guards to do it, because they have fled.
Where will Macbeth, Macduff, and Ross go? Ross will go with Macbeth to be coronated; Macduff will return to his home in Fife.
“That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold” S: Lady MacbethM: The drink gives her emotional strengthSig: Alone she does not have the courage to commit murder
“…It will make is mad” S: Lady MacbethM: Tells Macbeth to forget the deed or they will go crazySIg: Foreshadowing their demise/Macbeth is going crazy
Symbols Blood=GuiltWater= Purity
“Wake Duncan with thy knocking; I wish thou couldst” S: MacbethM: Macbeth’s response to the knocking at the gateSIg: Macbeth immediately regrets the murder and wishes Duncan would awaken nd creats some pity so he’s not hated.

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