Macbeth Act II Questions

1. What is part of the largess that is for Lady Macbeth? Diamond
2. What does Banquo dream of? The Witches
3. What does Macbeth say in response to Banquo’s dream? He doesn’t want to think about them
4. Macbeth tells Banquo that if he sticks (“cleave”) with him, he will give him honor. Banquo responds, “So I lose none / In seeking to augment it.” What does Banquo mean? He says he’ll do anything as long as he doesn’t lose his honor
5. What “fatal vision” does Macbeth have? Seeing himself killing the king
6. Where is Macbeth going at the end of his soliloquy at the end of Act II, scene i? He’s off to kill the king
7. What reason does Lady Macbeth give for not killing Duncan herself? Her father
8. What has Macbeth forgotten? To put the daggers back at how to say Amen
9. What reason does Macbeth give for not returning to Duncan’s bed chamber? He feels guilty
10. Who is knocking on the door? Porter
11. What does the porter say alcohol does? Puts someone to sleep, makes them urinate a lot, and their noses turn red
12. What does Macduff say the King commanded him to do? Wake him up early in the morning
13. What does Lennox say about the evening? The night was chaotic.
14. Macduff uses the metaphor of a Gorgon. What is the tenor of this metaphor? What is Macduff comparing to a Gorgon? tenor= fear strickenGorgon= Duncan’s corpse
15. What is Macduff’s response to Lady Macbeth when she asks what has happened? You’re a lady, you can’t handle it. You would die if you heard
16. What does Macbeth say he has done in response to the murder? He killed the guards who “Killed” the king, for the love of him
17. Macbeth says, “Th’ expedition of my violent love / Outrun the pauser, reason.” What does he mean and why does he say this? The violence was from love. He says it made me act without thinking. This is said to justify his crime and make himself look good
18. What does Lady Macbeth do at this moment of commotion? She “Faints”
19. What does Banquo say he will fight against? The secret plot that caused the King’s murder
20. Where do Donalbain and Malcolm decide to go? Donalbain went to IrelandMalcolm went to England
21. The Old Man says, “‘Tis said they eat each other.” What is he talking about? He is talking about Duncan’s horses eating each other.
22. What is the thought of Malcolm and Donalbain because they left Scotland? Malcolm and Danalbain are though to have hired the servants that killed their father
23. Where has Macbeth gone and why has gone there? He has gone to Scone to be crowned as King

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