Macbeth Acts Four and Five Study Guide

What does the gentlewoman tell the doctor that Lady Macbeth has been doing? The gentlewoman tells the doctor that Lady Macbeth has been sleepwalking.
What does the gentlewoman refuse to do? The gentlewomen refuses to reveal what Lady Macbeth has said while she sleepwalks
What does Lady Macbeth want next to her at all times? Lady Macbeth needs a light to be next to her at all times because of her tortuous memories from the night she and her husband killed King Duncan.
According to the gentlewoman, what is Lady Macbeth accustomed to doing? Lady Macbeth continually rubs her hands while she sleepwalks (trying to remove the blood from the night of the murder even though there is nothing there)
What does Lady Macbeth say in her sleepwalking that amazes the doctor? Lady Macbeth admits to murdering Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff’s family, even though she was only involved in the first murder.
Who does Angus say they will meet near Birnam Wood? Angus says that they will meet Siward and Macduff’s near Birnam Wood.
According to Lennox, who is certainly not going to be with Malcolm? According to Lennox, Siward’s son was not going to be with Malcom.
What does Angus say is the feelings of the people who are in Macbeth’s army? Angus says that the people in Macbeth’s army are feeling unloved because of the constant warfare Macbeth puts them in.
What is happening to all the thanes that were supposedly on Macbeth’s side? All the thanes that were supposedly on Macbeth’s side have left him to fight for himself against ten thousand men.
Why is Macbeth not afraid of Malcolm? Macbeth is not afraid of Malcom because he was born of a woman, and the witches told him that he would not be killed by a man born of a woman.Therefore, Malcom will not kill him
What does Macbeth say his mind will never do? Macbeth says that his mind will not be changed by the fear he experiences.
What does the servant report to Macbeth? The servant reports that the English troops are coming, and Macbeth should get ready.
What does Macbeth say will not accompany him into old age? Macbeth says that honor, love, obedience, and troops of friends will not accompany him into old age.
What does Macbeth tell the doctor to do his wife? Macbeth tells the doctor to cure Lady Macbeth’s mind and help her to go back to the way she was before they murdered Duncan.
Macbeth says that he will not be afraid until when? Macbeth says that he will not be afraid, “till Birnan forest come to Dunsinane”.
Where are Malcolm, Macduff, and Sinward? Malcom, Macduff, and Siward are at, “the word of Birnan.”
What does Malcolm say each soldier should do? Malcom says that each soldier should take a branch of a tree and use it as a shield to hide their presence and Suprise Macbeth with their large number.
What news does Seyton give to Macbeth? Seyton gives Macbeth the message that Lady Macbeth had taken her life.
Macbeth says, “It is a tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing.” What is the antecedent of the It? What does Macbeth mean? The antecedent of It is one’s life. Through this, he means that life is a tale of good and bad, but it doesn’t mean anything.
What news does the messenger bring to Macbeth? The messenger tells Macbeth that the woods began to move, proving the apparition’s prophecy was true.
Macbeth says, “There is nor flying hence nor tarrying here. / I ‘gin to be aweary of the sun / And wish th’ estate o’ th’ world were now undone.” What does he mean? Macbeth means that he wishes he had never killed Duncan or met the witches because these actions are what started the mess he is in.
Who should lead the first battle? Siward and his son are the leaders of the first battle.
When the witches are chanting “Double, double, toil and trouble; / Fire burn, and cauldronbubble,” what are they doing? They are putting a curse on Macbeth.
What is the “something wicked” that “this way comes”? Macbeth is the “something wicked” that “this way comes”.
What reason does Lady Macduff give for why Macduff must not love her and their children? Lady Macduff says that Macduff must not ler her or their children because he has left them.
What does Lady Macduff tell her son about Macduff? Lady Macduff tells her son that Macduff is dead (even though he isn’t).
What reason does Macduff’s son give for why the liars and swearers are fools? Macduff’s son said that liars and swearers are fools because they could lie to the honest (saying that they were not liars) and get out of being hung/punished.
What does the messenger tell Lady Macduff? The messenger tells Lady Macduff that she and her family will be killed.
What happens at the end of the scene? Lady Macbeth and her sons were killed/taken by the murderers Macbeth hired.
What does Malcolm suspect might be Macduff’s motivation? Malcolm suspects that Macduff’s motivation is “…t’ appease an angry God”.
What reasons does Malcolm give for why he wouldn’t be a good king? Malcolm says that he would not be a good king because he would “…have stanchless avarice”.
What does Malcolm tell Macduff about the things he said? Malcolm tells Macduff that he has committed a sin by sharing what he had said.
At first, what does Rosse say about Macduff’s family? What does he finally tell him? Rosse told Macduff that his family was well, but he eventually tells him that they were murdered.
What has England lent Malcolm? England lent Malcolm Siward and ten thousand men.
What “medicine” does Malcolm say they should take to cure the “deadly grief”? Malcolm says that revenge would cure the “Deadly grief”.

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