Macbeth Note cards

Who is the author of Macbeth? The author of Macbeth is William Shakespeare.
What was the time Macbeth was written in? Macbeth was written in 1606.
What place was Macbeth written in? Macbeth was written in England.
Who are the publishers of Macbeth? The publishers of Macbeth are John Heminges and Henry Condell, two senior members of Shakespeare’s theatrical company
What is the tone of Macbeth? The tone of Macbeth is dark and ominous, suggestive of a world turned topsy-turvy by foul and unnatural crimes
What are the major conflicts of Macbeth? The tone is the struggle with Macbeth between his ambition and his sense of right and wrong; the struggle between the murderous evil represented by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and the best interests of the nation, represented by Malcolm and Macduff
How was Macbeth introduced as in the beginning of the play? Macbeth is introduced as a warrior hero, whose fame on the battlefield wins him great honor from the king.
What is Macbeth concerned by? Macbeth is concerned by the prophecies of the Witches.
What happens in Act I: Scene 1? In a desert place blasted by thunderstorms, Three Witches meet to predict the future.
What happens in Act I: Scene 2? Duncan receives three significant reports: the death of the rebel Macdonald at the hands of “brave Macbeth”; Macbeth’s action against the Norwegians; and the treachery of the Thane of Cawdor, who has sided with the enemy.
How many witches are there in Act I? There are three witches in Act I.
Why was the original Thane of Cawdor executed? He committed treason against King Duncan and Scotland.
What did the witches predict? -Banquo’s sons will be kings. -Macbeth will be the Thane of Cawdor.-Macbeth will be the Kind of Scotland.
Why does Macbeth want to kill King Duncan? Macbeth kills King Duncan because he wants to be king himself.
Who helps Macbeth come up with his plan to kill the king? Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife, helps Macbeth come up with his plan to kill King Duncan.
True or False:The penalty for treason (being a traitor to the king) is life in prison. False
True or False:Macbeth purposefully keeps his plot against Duncan from his wife. False
True or False: Duncan announces that he has chosen Ross to be the next king. False
True or False:Although he has the ambition to become king, Macbeth verbalizes many good reasons not to kill King Duncan. True
“Fair is foul, and foul is fair,” is said by the Witches. A riddle-like phrase that seems contradictory is also known as a _____. The riddle-like phrase is also known as a paradox
Banquo seems to understand that the witches’ prophecies could lead to trouble, while ______ can think only about the promises of greatness. Macbeth
Lady Macbeth believes that in order to carry out the murder, she must behave more like a _____. She would have to behave like a man.
Lady Macbeth says she keeps all promises she makes, and says she would even kill her ______ if she had vowed to do so. She would kill her child if she had to. Lady Macbeth is determined that she will make the witches’ prophecy come true
The witches are sometimes referred to as The Weird Sisters. “Weird” comes from an Anglo-Saxon term, “wyrd,” which means ____. This means fate or destiny. The Weird Sisters are fortunetellers of Macbeth’s fate.
What happens in Act I: Scene 3? Near the battlefield, thunder rolls and the three witches appear. One says that she has just come from “killing swine” and another describes the revenge she has planned upon a sailor. The third witch cries that Macbeth is coming. The witches hail Macbeth as thane of Glamis and as thane of Cawdor. Then they tell Macbeth that he will never be king but that his children will sit upon the throne. Macbeth begs the witches to explain what they meant by calling him thane of Cawdor, but they vanish into thin air.
What does Macbeth do to Macdonald after he defeats him? Macbeth cuts off Macdonalds head and places it on the battlements.
What does Banquo think about the witches’ predictions? He dreams that they may come true, but he will do nothing about them
When was Shakespeare born? Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. A house on Henley Street in Stratford is said to be Shakespeare birth house.
Who is Lady Macbeth? Lady Macbeth is Macbeth’s wife. She is one of the most powerful female characters in literature. Lady Macbeth lacks all humanity.
Who is Macbeth? Macbeth is the Thane of Glamis and Cawdor. He is a brave soldier and a powerful man.
Who is Duncan? Duncan was the King of Scotland. Duncan was killed by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth because Macbeth wanted the throne.
What was Shakespeare, most darkest and shortest play? Macbeth was the darkest and shortest play that Shakespeare wrote.
What were the witches planning at the beginning of the play? They were planning on meeting Macbeth.
What symbolism does Lady Macbeth’s fainting have and how is it ironic? It gives the people the sense that she is completely shocked that the King has been murdered. It is ironic because she planned the entire thing.
What does the ghost of Banquo do to Macbeth’s paranoia? It makes him completely insane. He knows that he can never be free of the guilt connected with the murders of his friends.
What does Macbeth do to Macduff after he defeats him? Macduff cuts off his head and places it on the battlements
The Weird Sisters greet Macbeth as ______. Thane of Glamis, Thane of Fife, and King hereafter
How do the Weird sisters greet Banquo “Thou shalt get kings though thou be none.”
Who does Duncan name as his successor? He names Malcolm his successor.
What does Lady Macbeth say she would do with her child if she had to? She said she would dash its brains out
Who will kill Banquo? Macbeth hires two murderes to kill Banquo for him.
The two murderers are joined by _______. They are joined by a third murderer
What does the second apparition tell Macbeth? “None of women born shall become king”
What does the third apparition tell Macheth? It tells him that he will fall when Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane.
What vision does Macbeth see at the table? Macbeth sees Banquos ghost sitting in a chair and he freaks out
What is going on at Macbeths castle while the murderers are killing Banquo? A feast is going on to distract everyone so they can kill Banquo
Who discovers Duncan’s body? Macduff discovers Duncan’s body when he walks into Macbeths house and Macbeth shows him the way to Duncan’s room
Where does the porter imagine he is guarding the gate? He images the gate of Hell because of the house
What does Macbeth think he sees floating in front of him as he goes to kill Duncan? Macbeth thinks he sees a bloody dagger floating around
Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth “when you durst do it, then _____.” She tells him you were a man

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