Macbeth Chapters 1-3

Who is Macbeth? (three points) He is tempted to fulfil his ambitions of the throne, and kills King Duncan to gain the crown. He has a vivid imagination, and is remorseful of his actions, but then moves onto killing others close to him to keep the power.He is a bad King.
Who is Lady Macbeth? (three points) She is Macbeth’s wife, a deeply ambitious woman who longs for power. She manipulates her husband into doing things that he is uncomfortable to do. She has faith in Macbeth though, and believes that he would be a good king.
Who is Banquo? (three points) Macbeth’s best friend, a courageous general. His children were said to eventually have the throne by the three witches. He is ambitious as well, but does not translate these wishes into action as Macbeth does.
Who is King Duncan? (two points) The good King of Scotland whom is murdered by Macbeth. His death symbolizes destruction, and the environment reacts accordingly.
Who is Macduff? (two points) He is Scottish nobleman.He distrusts Macbeth from the beginning of him being king.
Who is Malcolm? (one point) He is the elder of Duncan’s sons.
Who is Fleance? (one point) He is Banquo’s son who survives a murder attempted at him by Macbeth.
Who is Lennox? (one point) He is a Scottish nobleman.
Who is Ross? (one point) He is a Scottish nobleman.
Who are the murderers? (one point) A group of ruffians created by Macbeth to kill Banquo, Fleance, and Macduff’s wife and children.
Who is Donaibain? (one point) He is King Duncan’s son, and Malcolm’s younger brother.
What occurs in scene two, act one? (three points) -A captain explains how Macdonwald betrayed the side-He also explains how valiantly Macbeth and Banquo fought against the opposing side-It was decided that Macbeth would now be the Thane of Cawdor
What occurs in scene three, act one? (two points) -Banquo and Macbeth visit the weird sisters and the prophecies are made: Macbeth will be the Thane of Cawdor, the Thane of Glamis, the King, Banquo’s children will eventually have the throne -Macbeth is now the Thane of Glamis and Cawdor, and believes that their prophecies must be correct
What occurs in scene four, act one? (two points) -Malcolm is named the Prince of Cumberland-Macbeth realizes he must overcome him to become king
What occurs in scene five, act one? (two points) -Lady Macbeth reads Macbeth’s letter about what has happened and decides that he must be king, they decide to kill King Duncan -She believes that he is too good and kind to do what must be done
What occurs in scene six, act one? (one point) -Lady Macbeth taunts Macbeth; manipulating him into killing King Duncan
What occurs in scene one, act two? (one point) -Macbeth imagines the dagger
What occurs in scene two, act two? (three points) -Lady Macbeth wanted to kill King Duncan, but when asleep he reminded her of her father -Macbeth killed King Duncan-Macbeth could not say amen and hoped the knocking would bring King Duncan back to life
What happened to the world when Macbeth killed King Duncan? (four points) -The crickets cried and the owls screamed -There was chaotic weather -People heard words: cries of grief, strange screams-The earth shook
What occurs in scene three, act two? (four ponts) -The earth turned peculiar after the death of a good king -The murder was discovered-Lady Macbeth fainted to ease suspicion -Malcolm and Donalbain fled
What occurs in scene four, act three? -It is said that Banquo was killed, Fleance escaped-Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo and becomes frightened -Lady Macbeth blames it on an illness and saves him again
What occurs in scene four, act two? (three points) -Malcolm and Donalbain are made prime suspects -Macbeth goes to be crowned as king -Macduff leaves for Fife to avoid the coronation
What occurs in scene one, act three? (two points) -Macbeth becomes king -He finds murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance
What occurs in scene six, act three? -The kingdom is failing -Macduff is looking for a way to find food and help the land prosper -Macbeth is livid -Macduff said he would not return to Scotland
“No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceiveOur bosom interest: go pronounce his present death,And with his former title greet Macbeth.Identify who says this quote, its significance, and how it advances the plot. Speaker: King Duncan, speaking of MacbethSignificance: The Thane of Cawdor lost title for treason, and Macbeth is gaining the title for loyalty and courage in the battle. Advances the Plot: It fulfills the witches prophesy that he will become Thane of Cawdor.Translation: The Thane of Cawdor will no longer hold that title. Go and greet Macbeth as the Thane of Cawdor.
” The Prince of Cumberland! That is a stepOn which I must fall down, or else o’erleap,For in my way it lies.”Identify who says this quote, its significance, and how it advances the plot. Speaker: Macbeth, speaking of Malcolm Significance: Macbeth needs to find a way to “jump over” Malcolm to become King because now Malcolm has now been named the next in line to the throne.Advances the Plot:Macbeth now must commit multiple murders and say many lies to become kingTranslation: I need to pass many titles to become King. Like the title of Prince of Cumberland.
“Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt beWhat thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature;It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindnessTo catch the nearest way.”Identify who says this quote, its significance, and how it advances the plot. Speaker: Lady Macbeth, speaking of Macbeth Significance: Macbeth is too kind, loyal and not strong enough to commit murder (to become king)Advance the plot:Lady Macbeth calls upon evil spirits to “change into a man” to kill the King. She will stop at nothing to help her husband.Translation: Macbeth, you are the Thane of Glamis and Cawdor and you will become King, but you are not strong enough to get there on your own. You are too kind to do what is necessary to get there.
“Come, you spiritsThat tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-fullOf direst cruelty!”Identify who says this quote, its significance, and how it advances the plot. Speaker: Lady MacbethSignificance:Lady Macbeth is calling on evil spirits to change her into a man to commit the murder so her husband (who is full of the milk and kindness) will not have to do this (he is not strong enough)Advance the plot : Lady Macbeth calls upon evil spirits to “change into a man” to kill the King. She will stop at nothing to help her husband.Translation: Spirits, turn me into a ‘man’ so I can kill King Duncan
“And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,The instruments of darkness tell us truths,Win us with honest trifles, to betray’sIn deepest consequence.”Identify who says this quote, its significance, and how it advances the plot. Speaker: BanquoSignificance: Sometimes in order to hurt us, the witches (instruments of darkness) tell us half-truths or “trifles” to make us believe them. But, they will not be completely honest and harm will come.Advance the plot: Banquo is warning Macbeth, but the warning is too late.Translation: Sometimes, to gain our trust, the witches tell us the truth, but then, they will betray us with lies.
“Is’t far you ride?”Identify who says this quote, its significance, and how it advances the plot. Speaker: MacbethSignificance: – Macbeth wants to know when and where Banquo will be riding to tell the murderers – shows that he is power hungry – wants himself to be king, not Banquo’s sonsTranslation: Will you be riding far?
“O full of Scorpions is my mind!”Identify who says this quote, its significance, and how it advances the plot. Speaker: MacbethSignificance:- Macbeth’s mind is full of “poisonous thoughts”- He is plagued by Banquo’s prophecy, the idea of Fleance being king & therefore they have to die- Macbeth cannot stop thinking about killingTranslation: Oh, full of poisonous thoughts and twisted schemes is my mind!
“I pray you, speak not: he grows worse and worse; Questions enrage him.”Identify who says this quote, its significance, and how it advances the plot. Speaker: Lady MacbethSignificance:- Macbeth is seeing Banquo’s ghost and it is feeling guilt, shock, terror, paranoia- Screaming at empty chairs, talking into space- Lady Macbeth compares this to the “dagger” he saw floating before he murdered Duncan- He becomes enraged, and Lady Macbeth needs to clear out all the lordsTranslation: Please don’t speak – Macbeth is getting worse, and questions make him angry.
“Is this a dagger which I see before me?”Identify who says this quote, its significance, and how it advances the plot. Speaker: MacbethSignificance: – Before the murder – He’s hallucinating/active mind shows he doesn’t want to kill Duncan – After the murder he hears voices, cannot say Amen, continues to be plagued by his overactive imagination – He forgets to plant the daggersTranslation: Do I see a dagger, or is this just a hallucination?
“To Ireland, I; separated fortune shall keep us both the safer. Where we are there’s daggers in men’s smiles; the near in blood The nearer bloody.”Identify who says this quote, its significance, and how it advances the plot. Speaker: DonalbainSignificance: – The princes think being separate will keep them safer from assassination – They believe the nobleman (Thanes) are responsible for the death of their father – “daggers in smiles” = hiding their true feelings, two facedTranslation:We must separate to keep ourselves safe – I’ll go to Ireland. The people being kind to us are secretly plotting to kill us.
“No, cousin, I’ll to Fife.”Identify who says this quote, its significance, and how it advances the plot. Speaker: MacduffSignificance:Macduff skipping the coronation at SconeWon’t go to swear his fealty/loyalty to MacbethTranslation: Cousin, I’m going to Fife.
“To know my deed, ’twere best not know myself.Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst!”Identify who says this quote, its significance, and how it advances the plot. Speaker: MacbethSignificance: Macbeth feels guilt over killing DuncanHe wishes the knocking at the door (Macduff) could wake himHe wished he could undo this foul crimeTranslation: I wish that Duncan could wake up and hear the knocking.
“A little water clears us of this deed.”Identify who says this quote, its significance, and how it advances the plot. Speaker: Lady MacbethSignificance:Telling Macbeth to wash his handsHis bloody hands are making him remorseful, upsetMacbeth is hearing voices, saying he is damnedMacduff is knocking on the door – she wants him to get cleaned up and calmTranslation: We can wash away the blood with the water and nobody will know that we murdered him.

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