Macbeth Acts 1&2

(Literally) It is just the witches talking about when they will meet again.(In reference to the whole play) It sets the tone. What is the point of the first scene literally and in reference to the whole play? (Act 1)
“Oh valiant cousin, worthy gentleman.” (Not cousins, just means person) What does Duncan call Macbeth when he hears Macbeth has defeated Macdonwald? (Act 1)
Thane of Cawdor (Traitor of Scotland) Who is sentenced to death? (Act 1)
(Macbeth will go from) Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, then King. (Banquo will be) Lesser, but greater, not as happy, but happier, he won’t be king, but his children will be. What do the witches predict in I.iii for Macbeth? For Banquo? (Act 1)
He will be Thane of Cawdor. What news does Ross bring Macbeth? (Act 1)
The witches tell of the good things, but don’t tell bad consequences. Banquo, like Macbeth, is surprised that the witches have predicted Macbeth’s new title. He is, however, leery. What does he say about the motives of the “instruments of darkness”? (Act 1)
You can’t tell when someone is lying, esp. when you trusted them. Malcom describes Cawdor’s last moments before execution. What is Duncan’s reply? (Act 1)
To become King. Macbeth says, “Stars, hide your fires, Let not light see my black and deep desires.” What are Macbeth’s desires? (Act 1)
She doesn’t think he is strong enough to be king bc too kind. She tries to encourage him w/words. After Lady Macbeth reads the letter, what does she tell us is her opinion of Macbeth, and how does she plan to help him ? (Act 1)
Asks for strength of a man to encourage her husband to kill Duncan. What is Lady Macbeth’s prayer to the spirits after she learns Duncan is coming”? (Act 1)
Put on a poker face bc they’re going to kill Duncan. What advice does Lady Macbeth give Macbeth when he arrives home? (Act 1)
1) He is his kinsman and subject.2) He is his host.3) King Duncan is loved by people (good king) What are Macbeth’s arguments to himself against killing Duncan? (Act 1)
Called him a coward, questioned his manhood. What arguments does Lady Macbeth use to convince Macbeth to commit the murder? (Act 1)
Going to get King’s 2 guards drunk, take their daggers and kill the King, and play it off on the guards and go along with it. What is Lady Macbeth’s plan? (Act 1)
He hasn’t even thought of the witches. Meanwhile, he has only been thinking of them. What is Macbeth’s lie to Banquo about the witches’ predictions? (Act 2)
A bell. What is the signal Lady Macbeth is to give Macbeth to let him know that she has taken care of the guards (grooms)? (Act 2)
He looks just like her father. What excuse does Lady Macbeth give for not killing Duncan herself? (Act 2)
Forget about it, don’t insider it deeply or it will make you mad. After Macbeth kills Duncan, he goes to Lady Macbeth and is concerned about not being able to say “Amen.” What is her advice to him? (Act 2)
Go wash your hands of this filthy witness and don’t think about it anymore. Then, Macbeth is worried about hearing a voice saying, “Macbeth does murder sleep.” What does Lady Macbeth then tell him to do? (Act 2)
He can’t bear to see what he’s just done. Why won’t Macbeth take the daggers back to the scene of the crime? (Act 2)
Macduff and Lennox. Who was knocking? (Act 2)
Nose-painting (entertainment and desire), sleep, and urine. What three things does drinking provoke? (Act 2)
Unruly and disruptive. It was a rough night. How does Lennox describe the night, and what is Macbeth’s response? (Act 2)
King died. “O horror, horror, horror…” What did Macduff discover? (What quote did he say?*) (Act 2)
She planned the whole thing. Macduff says, “Oh, gentle lady, ‘Tis not for you to hear what I can speak. The repetition in a woman’s ear, Would murder as it fell.” What is ironic about this? (Act 2)
To avenge the King’s murder in the heat of the moment out of fury. To cover it up. What excuse of explanation did Macbeth give for killing the guards (grooms)? What is his real reason? (Act 2)
To be safer bc fear they’d be killed next. Why do Malcom and Donalbain leave? (Act 2)
Too weak and unambitious. (cowards) Why does Ross not believe Malcom and Donalbain were responsible for Duncan’s murder? (Act 2)
Act A division within a play, much like chapters of a novel.
Aside Lines that are spoken by a character directly to the audience.
Cast of characters A list of characters presented before the action begins.
Comedy A humorous work of drama.
Dialogue Conversation between two or more characters.
Drama A work of literature designed to be performed in front of an audience.
Dramatic irony When the audience or reader knows something that the characters in the story do not know.
Iambic pentameter A line of poetry that contains 5 iambs of two syllables each.
Monologue A long speech spoken by a character to himself, another character, or to the audience.
Scene A division of an act into smaller parts.
Soliloquy Thoughts spoken aloud by a character when he/she is alone, or thinks he/she is alone.
Stage directions Italicized comments that identify parts of the setting or the use of props or costumes, given further information about a character, or provide background information.
Tragedy A serious work of drama in which the hero suffers catastrophe or serious misfortune; usually because of his own actions.
Motif In literature, a word, character, an object, an image, a metaphor, or an idea that recurs in a work or in several works.
Paradox An apparent contradiction that is actually true.
1564-1616 What year was William Shakespeare born? When did he die?
Stratford-on-Avon Where was Shakespeare born and retired?
18, Anne Hathaway, 3 How old was Shakespeare when he got married (1582)? Who did Shakespeare marry? How many children did they have?
London. Writing, acting Where did Shakespeare work? What did he do?
154, Tragic and comedic How many sonnets did Shakespeare write? What were 37 of his plays considered?
Queen Elizabeth I Who were Shakespeare’s plays performed for?
James I Who (Elizabeth’s successor) did Shakespeare achieve widespread success under?
Lord Chamberlains Men What theater co. did Shakespeare become shareholder in?
The Theater What was Shakespeare’s first public theater called? (1576)
Globe Theater. Fire Built by Shakespeare’s co. in 1599 and how was it destroyed in 1613?
Circularcentraldressing roomsfront curtain Globe Theater______ theater with covered stage in ______ open area, stage had a back wall with _______ ____ behind it, no _____ _______.
1 penny, groundlings How much did most patrons pay to stand for the entire show in the Globe Theater? What were they called?
Seats, close How did wealthier patrons watch the show in the Globe Theater? Audience was very _____ to the stage.
Daylight, no artificial light When were all performances held at the Globe Theater? Why?
Lanterns, nighttime, imagination Globe TheaterAudience members understood things like the use of _______ suggested _______ and were more accustomed to using their _______.
More, female Globe TheaterActors often played _______ than 1 role, no _______ actors.
Flag, inform people about the show What was hung above the Globe Theater on the day of the performance? Why?
Queen Elizabeth I Patron of the arts.
James I In reign when Shakespeare wrote. Great Chain of Being
Virgin Queen, Phillip of Spain Who never marries? Who wanted to, but she said no?
HistoryTragedyComedy What did the reg flag symbolize? Black? White? (Globe Theater)
“Thou art more lovely and more temperate.” Meant he is more lovely and moderate Sonnet 18-Why does the speaker question whether the young man should be compared to a “summer’s day”? (Sonnet WS)
PoemImmortalized beloved’s beauty through it Sonnet 18-In the last line of the poem, the speaker uses the phrase “this gives life to thee.” To what does this refer? How can a poem give life? (Sonnet WS)
But, eternal love When was the transition or turn in Sonnet 18? What did it symbolize? (Sonnet WS)
(Begins) speaker is depressed(Ends) he discovers he is really lucky Sonnet 29- How does the speaker’s state of mind change from beginning to end? (Sonnet WS)
Remembers a loving friend and realizes how lucky he is Sonnet 29-Why does the speaker’s outlook change? (Sonnet WS)
1) At first, curses his fate and says heaven doesn’t hear him.2) Heaven sings happily for him and reminds him how lucky he is. In Sonnet 29, Shakespeare connects the two disparate moods with the image of an address to Heaven. Explain how the two images are different. (Sonnet WS)
Overcoming feelings of sorrow and regret. Nostalgic (longing for something in the past) In Sonnet 29, the speaker’s mood is one of envy. How would you characterize the mood of Sonnet 30? (Sonnet WS)
Abrupt mood changes, BUT thinks about his friend and is joyful. In Sonnet 29, the speaker’s mood changes in lines 9-11. In what line does the speaker’s mood change in Sonnet 30? (Sonnet WS)
Mournful, sadness of time passing, speaker preparing for death. Sonnet 73-What is the speaker’s mood in this poem? (Sonnet WS)
Leaves falling in the autumnGlowing fire expires upon winter like we expire. Sonnet 73-Identify the images of death. (Sonnet WS)
a. Comparing empty church with no choir singing to…bare tree with no birds singing or poet without a poem.b. Image of death at night in sleep.c. Ashes of the woods. Once rage, now is expired. Sonnet 73-Explain the following metaphors:a. Bare ruined choirsb. Death’s second selfc. Deathbed (Sonnet WS)
The North Star always guides sailors. Sonnet 116-What is the “ever fixed mark” to which Shakespeare compares true love? Why does the speaker use this image? (Sonnet WS)
Love never changes or goes away. If it is your true love, things never change. False love fades, true beauty ravages, never fades. Sonnet 116-Why is love “not Time’s fool”? (Sonnet WS)
Parody Sonnet 130-What type of sonnet is this? (Sonnet WS)
Honestly describes her, not saying false phrases. Realistic and speaks the truth Sonnet 130-In most love poems, the speaker praises the beauty or spirit of the believed. How does this sonnet compare to most love poems? (Sonnet WS)
Although she isn’t idealistic and beautiful, he loves her anyway. Sonnet 130-Wht is the speaker’s attitude toward his mistress? (Sonnet WS)
“Lips not red, eyes not sparkling, hair like wire, breath reeks, treads when walks, unpleasant voice, dun breasts.” Sonnet 130-In this poem, Shakespeare seems to be making fun of the comparisons that other poets use. Name some examples of what Shakespeare considers to be a “false compare.” (Sonnet WS)
Verse, Italy What form is a sonnet? Where was it developed?
14, lyric, iambic pentameter A sonnet is a __ line ____ poem written in _____ _______.
Petrarchan, spenserian, shakespearean What are the three types of sonnets?
2Octave abba abbaEstablishesSestetcde cdecdcdcdResolves Petrarchan-____ parts 1) 8 lines called ____ (____ ____)- ____ situation2) 6 lines called ____ (____ ____ or ____) ____ situation
QuatrainCoupletRhyme abab bcbc cdcd ee Spenserian3 ____ and 1 ____ with interlocking ____ scheme (____ ____ ____ ____)
QuatrainsCoupletabab cdcd efef gg Shakespearean-3____ and 1 ____ (____ ____ ____ ____)
Turn Shift in thought/mood.
Scotland1606 Macbeth reigned as king of ____ b/t 1040 and 1057. Shakespeare wrote play in ____.
HistoryEngland, Scotland, Ireland Macbeth-Source is a ____ book (Chronicles of ____, ____, and ____.)
Blank Macbeth-Play is written mostly in ____ verse. (Unrhymed iambic pentameter).
Rhyme endwitches Macbeth-____ was used to indicate ____ of scene or act. Only other time rhyme was used was with ____.
Disruption, foul weather, witches, and battle Act 1-What four things represent disorder in the opening of Scene 1?
SupernaturalWitchesFateFoulFairParadox Act 1-3 motifs 1) Idea of ____ (brought in by ____)2) Stormy ____ of Scotland (where play takes place)3) Idea of fair being ____ and foul being ____. (____)
ShorterJames IAttention This play is a ____ tragedy because Shakespeare wrote this play for ____ (king of England) who had a short ____ span.
Tragicruthlessvaulting Macbeth has ____ flaw-____ and ____ ambition.
Stormyburly Tone Act 1-Scene 1 opens ____. Hurly ____=battle (when the witches will meet again after battle with Macbeth) “Fair is foul…” sets ____ for whole play.
Cain ForresMalcom and Donalbain Act 1-Scene 2 opens in A ____ ____. King’s sons are ____ and ____.
MacDonwaldTorso Act 1-Scene 2 Macbeth kills ____ to save Scotland. Sliced him down ____.
HighlyBrave Act 1-Scene 2 King calls Macbeth a “valiant cousin, worthy gentleman.” Think ____ of ____ Macbeth.
GolgothaBridegroom Act 1-Scene 2 ____ is an allusion (reference) and ____.
ThaneNobilityCawdorTreachery Act 1-Scene 2 ____ is a Scottish title of ____. Thane of ____ is a traitor to Scotland about to be executed for ____.
Fife Act 1-Scene 2 Macduff is the Thane of ____.
WeirdGlamis Act 1-Scene 3 Witches aka _____ sisters. Thane of ____-Macbeth’s title right now. Thane of Cawdor-what he will be. King one day.
RaptBanquoHallucinatingFuturesAngusDeath Act 1-Scene 3-Macbeth is “____”. Means caught up to something. ____ asked Macbeth if the witches were even there, or if they were ____. The witches told Banquo and Macbeth their ____. Then, Ross and ____ come tell Macbeth he’s Thane. The first prophecy from the witches came true. Macbeth didn’t know the Thane of Cawdor was sentenced to ____.
RobesBelong Act 1-Scene 3-Clothing motif-“borrowed ____.” Macbeth said when confused. Garments don’t ____ to the person.
Cumberland Act 1-Scene 3-Malcom is the Prince of ____.
Inverness Macbeth’s castle.
SuccessfulIllImaginationDisorder Act 1-Scene 3-Macbeth wonders if he is going to be ____, why does he have ____ thoughts. ____ taking over him. First sign of ____.
No oneProphecies Act 1-Scene 3-____ ____ knows the witches gave Macbeth and Banquo ____.
Amiable LovedMalcomResentful Act 1-Scene 3-The King and Macbeth’s relationship was ____. King Duncan is ____ by all (upsetting when killed). ____ is next in line to King. Affects Macbeth and makes him mad/____.
Lady Macbethlettervanishingpartnergreatness Act 1-Macbeth told ____ ____ about all that has been happening. Lady Macbeth reads a ____ from Macbeth where he refers to the witches as ____. Says…will be Thane of Cawdor and King. Macbeth refers to Lady Macbeth as “dearest ____ of ____.”
UnsexThick Act 1-Lady Macbeth says “____ me here and make ____ my blood.”
O’Valley GStayingBanquo Act 1-King Duncan is speaker of ____. Lady Macbeth says that Duncan is going to be killed by them tonight when Macbeth says he’s ____ there; even though King and ____ felt comfortable there.
SoliloquyHesitationRuthlessConvinced Act 1-Scene 7- Macbeth’s first ____. Reveals ____ to kill the king. Vaulting, ____ ambitions spurs him on to kill the King. Macbeth said no at first, but Lady Macbeth ____ him without him knowing how.
AddageCourageMale Act 1-Lady Macbeth said to Macbeth-“Cat in the old ____.” She says stick to your ____ and you won’t fail. She says she is so cruel that she can only have ____ children.
AmbitionConscience Act 1-Major conflict introduced-Macbeth’s vaulting ____ vs. his ____.
Ominous Act 2-Setting-Dark, ____, in castle (same as Act 1)
Fleanceking Act 2-____-Banquo’s son. Banquo’s sons will become ____.
SleepingWitchesAlliances Act 2-Sleep motif: Banquo had struggle ____ that night because he knew what the ____ said. Macbeth said he wasn’t thinking of the predictions to Banquo who couldn’t stop. Macbeth and Banquo are ____.
ApostropheDaggerNervous Act 2-Scene 1-line 33-____. Figure of speech where the speaker directly addresses an absent or dead person or non-human object. Macbeth exemplifies this when talking to ____. Shows he is ____ and doesn’t want to kill King.
Manipulative and strong willedDrunkFirePlanBold Act 2-Lady Macbeth is ____ and ____ ____. “That which hath made them ____ hath given me ____.” Means she is ready to go through with the ____ and makes her strong and ____.
Chamberpray Act 2-Malcom and Donalbain are in ____ next to King. Macbeth heard them cry and ____.
Nature’sSleepNoiseOcean Act 2-“Balm of hurt mind’s great ____ second course.” Macbeth can’t do that anymore (____ motif). Every ____ unnerves him. Neptune’s ____-allusion.
Macbeth DuncanIronic Act 2-“To know my deed, ’twere best not know myself.”-____. Meant he wouldn’t normally do what he did. “Wake ____ with thy knocking, I would thou couldst.”-Macbeth-____ because can’t wake him up, but wants to.
Divert attention When a murder is on stage in 1600, ____ ____ to different scene.
Portercomichungoverhell’sBeelzebub Act 2-____-“servant” Adds ____ relief. ____ and pretends he’s the porter or keeper of ____ gate. ____-devil’s assistant.
Macduff and Lennoxhomenaturedeath Act 2-The king’s guards: ____ and ____ knocking to look for King to bring ____. Believed there was a chain of ____ disrupted by the King’s ____.
FakingQuiet Act 2-Lady Macbeth and Macbeth played good roles in ____ it. Their plan saying guards did it…worked. Malcom and Donalbain were ____ so people thought they did it.
GuardsMacduffFaintsGuilt Act 2-Macbeth killed the ____ out of fury. ____ is suspicious. Macbeth nervous so he rambled. Lady Macbeth ____ out of ____ or to divert attention (we don’t know).
IrelandMalcomDaggersSmiles Act 2-Donalbain goes to ____. ____ goes to England. Donalbain-“There are ____ in men’s ____.” Meant nothing is what it appears aka smiling, but don’t mean it.
RossDarknessnatureeatfalcon Act 2-Scene 4-Convo b/t Old Man and ____ reinforces ____ in Scene 2. Disruption in ____: 1) horses run wildly, escaped, and ____ each other.2) mousing (meek) owl eats a ____.
Scone In Scotland-Play where you become invested as king.
SovereigntyCoronation Macbeth gets ____. Macduff doesn’t go to Macbeth’s ____.
Macduff, better off with Duncan as King. Who said “Old robes sit easier than our new,”? Meaning?

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