Macbeth Crossword

Social status of Macduff, Lennox, Ross,Menteith, Angus, Caithness; synonym for peers Noblemen
Where Malcolm flees after Duncan’s murder (II.iii) England
The songs in III.v were added from the play The Witch by Thomas _______. A scholar believed to have interpolated Hecate’s scenes (III.v and IV.i) Middleton
Location of the palace of the King of Scotland (III.i) Forres
The traditional coronation site for Scottish kings; Macbeth goes there to be invested (II.iv.40) Scones
Scottish nobleman; one of the rebels who says of Macbeth: “Some say he’s mad; others, that lesser hate him, / Do call it valiant fury;…” (V.ii.15-16) Caithness
Open tract of wasteland covered with heather or low shrubs; setting for the witches’ appearances (I.iii) Heath
Second witch’s answer to the question of when they’ll meet again: “When the _____’s done, / When the battle’s lost and won.” (I.i.3-4) hurly burly
Poetic word for nothing, worthless, or useless (III.ii.6) nought
Macbeth’s father (I.iii.73) Sinel
Earl of Northumberland; general of English forces Siward
Wood outside Macbeth’s castle; rebels cut tree branches to approach the castle, thus fulfilling one of the prophecies for Macbeth’s defeat (V.iv) Birnam
First three characters to appear in Macbeth Witches
Country ruled by Duncan Scotland
His ambition to be king leads him to commit murder Macbeth
Macbeth’s castle (I.v) Inverness
Signal for Macbeth to go to Duncan’s chamber (II.i.69-72) Bell
Good king under whom Scotland flourishes; his two sons flee the country after his murder Duncan
Macbeth’s title by his father’s death (I.iii.73) Glamis
“So ____ and fair a day I have not seen: (I.iii.39); use of the terms fair and ____ represents the confusion of good and evil; “Fair is ____ , and ____ is fair.” (I.i.11) Foul
House martin: type of swallow; often builds its nest in churches; Duncan and Banquo note its presence at Inverness, indicating peace and harmony (I.vi.4-11) Marlets
Scottish nobleman who reports the nearness of rebel forces and their burning desire for revenge (V.ii.1-5) Mentieth
Lady Macbeth expresses her belief that Macbeth will be unable to commit murder: “Yet do I fear thy ________/ it is too full o’ the milk of human kindness” (I.v.14-15) Nature
Lady Macbeth’s relative whom Duncan resembles, preventing her from murdering Duncan (II.ii.11-15) Father
Heavily armed horsemen; “kerns and ___________” (I.ii.15) Gallowglasses
Number of Acts in Shakespeare’s tragedies Five
Macbeth duels with Macduff, who kills him and cuts off his “cursed _______”; (V.viii.66) traditional punishment for traitors Head
English king; descendant of Banquo. (IV.i.123-136) James
Specific term for murdering a king Regicide
Second and third apparitions (IV.i) are both visions of a Child
England’s northernmost county; Siward is its Earl Northumberland
Macbeth indicates utter disillusionment in his famous speech: “Out, out brief ______!” (V.v.25) Candle
Dramatic device; actor alone on stage delivers thoughts aloud Soliloquy
Common word for poetic “ope” in abbreviated form (II.iii.68) Open
What Lady Macbeth fears Macbeth’s response to Duncan’s murder will make them (II.ii.41-42) Mad
Rebel’s term for Macbeth throughout Act V Tyrant
Roused from a drunken sleep to answer knocking at the gate of Macbeth’s castle (II.iii) Porter
Type of children Macbeth proudly tells Lady Macbeth to “Bring forth _______ only” (I.vii.80) Men
Lennox sarcastically implies that Macbeth’s pity causes Duncan to end up ___________ (III.vi.1-4) Dead
Shakespeare’s poetic line, Iambic Pentameter, commonly called Blank ________ Verse
Macbeth begins and ends with Scotland fighting a Civil __________ War
“his brandished steel” (I.ii.19) refers to Macbeth’s __________ Shield
In the Elizabethan era, monarchs ruled by Divine _______ Right
The Old Man’s blessing for Ross and others like him (II.iv.52-53), foreshadowing the alliance with England. He hopes to “make…friends of _____” Foes
Military rank of Macbeth and Banquo General
Lady Macbeth’s guilt takes the form of sleepwalking and trying to wash invisible _______ from her hands (V.i) Blood
Macbeth’s only reply to the news of his wife’s death is: “She should have died ________” (V.v.19) Hereafter
Seeing Banquo’s __________ completely unnerves Macbeth and causes Lady Macbeth to end the banquet (III.iv) Ghost
The main theme of Macbeth is the devastating effect of the protagonist choosing _________ over good Evil
Scottish nobleman and rebel against Macbeth; says Macbeth no longer has the devotion of his soldiers but they “move only in command” (V.ii.19-23) Angus
Officer who attends Macbeth (V.iii) Siward
Macbeth: “I have almost forgot the taste of fears” and “I have supped full with ________” (V.v.10 and 14) Horrors
Dramatic device; Duncan’s thoughts on the difficulty of knowing by a man’s face what is running through his mind (I.iv) Irony
King Macbeth’s castle; fortified castle at which Macbeth takes his last stand against the rebels (V) Dunsinane
Sixteenth century author of Chronicles, the source of the major portion of Macbeth’s plot Holinshed
Scottish nobleman; reports beginning of the rebellion and fate of Macduff’s family (IV.iii.233-236) Ross
Discovers Duncan’s murder, refuses to attend Macbeth’s coronation, flees Scotland, returns with Malcolm’s army, avenges his family Macduff
Relationship to Macbeth; addressed as his “dearest partner of greatness” (I.v.9); shares his ambition Wife
Scottish nobleman; goes with Macduff to Macbeth’s castle the night of Duncan’s murder; Macduff tells him of his suspicions about Macbeth’s guilt (II.iii) Lennox
Duncan’s younger son; flees to Ireland after his father’s murder Donalbian
Duncan’s eldest son; flees to England, befriends King Edward, tries to raise an army to unseat Macbeth and place himself on the throne (IV.iii) Malcom
Archaic term meaning “coming soon” (I.i.10) Anon
General in Scottish army; functions as Macbeth’s foil; witches prophesize he will be father of kings (I.iii) Banquo
Manner of Lady Macbeth’s death (V.viii,81-83) Suicide
Banquo’s son; flees after his father’s murder (III.iii) Fleance
Clan chieftain; noble rank lower than an Earl Thane
Goddess of witchcraft and sorcery; appears in scene not written by Shakespeare (III.v) Hecate
Thane executed for his disloyalty to King Duncan; Macbeth is invested with this title (I.ii.59-60 and I.iii.110-130) Cawdor
As Birnam Wood approaches, Macbeth proclaims he is “aweary of the _____”(V.v.54) Sun
Archaic term for a sound or prosperous political state; the public good or welfare; another form of commonwealth: common ____ or “sickly” ____ (V.ii.32) [abbreviation] Weal
English King with holy healing touch who helps Malcolm reclaim Scottish throne (IV.iii.154-175) Edward
Macbeth laments that life “is a tale/Told by an ____/ full of sound and fury,/ Signifying nothing.” (V.v.28-30) Idiot
A hypothetical action emphasizing Lady Macbeth’s ruthlessness and cruelty (I.vii.61-64) Dashed
One who steals the throne from the rightful ruler (V.viii.68) Usurper
“Macduff was from his mother’s womb/Untimely _______” (V.viii.19-20) Ripped
“A ________ of the mind, a false creation” (II.i.46) matches one in Macbeth’s possession Dagger
Banquo and Macduff are character _____ for Macbeth Foils
Dramatic device; actor turns away from others onstage to speak thoughts aloud Aside
New title Malcolm bestows on his “thanes and kinsmen” (V.viii.75) who bravely fought with him Earls
Deep affection Duncan believes he and Macbeth share (I.iv.30) Love
Macduff’s order to Macbeth on the battlefield; before and after “hellhound” (V.viii.4) Turn
Internal organ and ingredient in witches’ brew (IV.i.23) Maw
Lady Macbeth contemptuously tells Macbeth that the “___ of childhood…fears a painted devil” (II.ii.65-66) Eye

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