Macbeth Act One

The witches in Scene 1 inform the audience that they will see Macbeth after the battle.
In Scene 2, Duncan orders Ross to tell Macbeth he is the new thane of Cawdor.
In Scene 3, Shakespeare most likely has the witches speak in rhyme instead of blank verse to make their commands sounds like spells.
Macbeth shows his ambition and curiosity about becoming king in Scene 3 when he questions the witches about the prophecies.
Duncan says to Macbeth, “Would thou hadst less deserved,” in Scene 4, line 18. Paraphrase it. If only you had deserved less.
In Scene 5, lines 13-14, Lady Macbeth says Macbeth’s nature is “too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness.” She means he lacks enough cruelty to murder the king.
How does Lady Macbeth know that Duncan has come to her castle? A messenger tells her that he is coming.
In Scene 6, line 24, Duncan’s reference to Lady Macbeth as a “noble hotness” is an example of dramatic irony because the audience knows that she plans to murder him.
In Scene 7, lines 10-12, Macbeth says “To plague th’ inventor. This even-handed justice / Commends th’ ingredience of our poisoned chalice / To our own lips. He’s here in double trust.” These lines revealed Macbeths fear of being punished for killing Duncan.
What do you Macbeth and his wife do to make sure that Duncan’s guards are blamed for his death? Use the guards’ daggers to stab Duncan

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