Macbeth Act II

Banquo indicates in Scene 1 that his greatest priority is his allegiance to Duncan
As Lady Macbeth awaits Macbeth at the beginning of Scene 2, she is feeling jumpy and superstitious
The voice that calls out “Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep,” is saying that Macbeth will never again rest with a clear conscience
What does Macbeth suggest was the reason he could not join in the prayer of Malcolm and Donalbain that he overheard? He was overcome with guilt and horror
Macbeth refuses to return to leave the daggers with the servants because he cannot bear to look again at what he has done
The drunken porter scene serves as comic relief, to to bring Macduff and Lennox into the action of the play, and to make the murder seem even more awful by the contrast of the mood
Macbeth murders the king;s servants so that they cannot claim they were framed
Malcolm and Donalbain flee from Inverness because they fear for their safety
In Scene 1, Macbeth is clearly lying to Banquo when he says that he never thinks about the witches
In his Scene 1 solilquoy, Macbeth addresses his thoughts to Duncan, the earth, and the dagger
After Duncan’s murder Macbeth is too horrified to act, and Lady Macbeth is concerned with practical matters
When Malcolm and Donalbain disappear from Inverness, people assume that they were involved in Duncan’s death

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