Macbeth Act III-V

In Act III, to persuade the two murderers to agree to kill Banquo, Macbeth tells them that Banquo has been the cause of all their misery
In Act III, Scene ii, what is the connotation of the word scorpions in this line? doubts
Act III serves mainly to expose Macbeth’s mounting troubles
In Act III, what is the cause of Macbeth’s irrational behavior at the banquet? his guilty conscience
When Macbeth says to Lady Macbeth in Act III, Scene iv, “We are yet but young in deed,” he means that they are new to the ways of crime
In Act III, Macbeth’s guilt causing him to imagine he sees Banquo’s ghost at the banquet is an example of internal conflict
By the end of Act III, how has Macbeth changed since the beginning of the play? He is now quick to use treachery to suit his ends
In Act III, why does Macbeth send along a third murderer to join the first two in killing Banquo (assume he is the one who sent him)? Macbeth has become terribly suspicious and trusts no one; he sends the third murderer to make certain the job gets done
In Act III, when Lady Macbeth claims “Nought’s had, all’s spent, / Where our desire is got without content . . .” she means that she and Macbeth have risked everything but have gained no happiness because they are living in fear
In Act III, Scene i, Macbeth is glad that Banquo will not be returning to the palace until nightfall because Macbeth wants Banquo killed under cover of darkness
When Act III begins, Banquo says that he knows Macbeth killed Duncan
In Act III, when Macbeth says “Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown / And put a barren scepter in my gripe . . .” he means he and Lady Macbeth want many children
Which of the following is an external conflict? Macbeth wants Banquo dead, so he hires men to murder him
Why does Macbeth fear Banquo? Banquo is loyal to the true king
In a play, the rising action consists of the events that lead up to the climax
A major purpose of Act IV of The Tragedy of Macbeth is to foreshadow events related to Macbeth’s downfall
In Act IV when the witch says, “Something wicked this way comes,” you know that even the witches now consider Macbeth evil
After visiting the witches in Act IV, why does Macbeth initially change his mind and decide not to have Macduff killed? He knows Macduff has fled to England
Which of the following best describes how Shakespeare portrays Macduff’s son in Act IV? questioning and courageous
In Act IV, Scene iii, what finally convinces Malcolm that Macduff is loyal? Macduff’s noble despair for his country
Which of the following lines spoken by Malcolm in Act IV best conveys how he really feels about Scotland? “. . . It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash / Is added to her wounds.”
The end of Act IV foreshadows an important conflict between Macduff and Malcom
In Elizabethan theater, ____ was especially important because there were no elaborate special effects, lighting, or sets. imagery
In Act IV, Macbeth visits the witches because he thinks that they can rid him of Banquo’s ghost
What is Imagery? language that writers use to re-create sensory experiences
Which senses do the following lines from Act IV, Scene iii appeal to? “This avarice / Sticks deeper, grows with more pernicious root / Than summer-seeming lust, and it hath been / The sword of our slain kings” sight and touch
Which sense does the following quotation from The Tragedy of Macbeth appeal to? touch
One of the images that runs throughout The Tragedy of Macbeth is that of blood
Which of your senses does the following quote from The Tragedy of Macbeth appeal to? taste, touch, and hearing
What is the main message of Act V, Scene i, which includes Lady Macbeth’s sleepwalking scene? a guilty conscience is not easily mended
In Act V, Scene iii, what does Macbeth’s behavior toward the servant who comes to deliver a message ultimately show about Macbeth’s character? he has grown brutal
When Macbeth reveals in Act V, scene v, that he has grown impervious to fear and horror, he is underscoring the play’s theme of the destructiveness of blind ambition
At what point in Act V, does Macbeth first begin to realize that he has been tricked by the prophecies? when he learns that Birnam Wood is moving toward the castle
In Act V, in what way does Macbeth revert to his former self? He fights with courage and skill
Why does Shakespeare have Macbeth display certain admirable traits at the end of The Tragedy of Macbeth? to reinforce the idea that Macbeth is a victim of his tragic flaw
In Act V, which of the following represents the resolution of the plot? Macduff kills Macbeth
When the doctor watches Lady Macbeth sleepwalking in Act V, he is completely baffled
From the doctor’s observations in Act V, you can infer that the doctors in Shakespeare’s time knew very little aboutI. psychology.II. emotional distress.III. the mind-body connection I, II, and III
In Act V, when the doctor tells the waiting-gentlewoman to take from Lady Macbeth “the means of all annoyance,” it is because he fears that Lady Macbeth might try to kill herself
In Act V, when Macbeth says “Out, out, brief candle!” the word candle refers to life
In Act V, Scene i, you can tell that the waiting-gentlewoman is loyal to Lady Macbeth
In Act V, Lady Macbeth kills herself because she cannot bear her guilt
At the end of The Tragedy of Macbeth, how does Macbeth’s courage in battle affect the reader? It brings the reader full circle by once again pointing out an aspect of his noble nature

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