macbeth p 2

Where does this scene take place? Inverness, Court of Macbeth’s castle.
When do Macbeth and Banquo meet? (hint: look at Banquo and Fleance’s brief conversation in lines 1-8) At the courts of Macbeth’s castle.
What does Macbeth ask of Banquo To be loyal and stick with him and something will be in it for him.
What is Macbeth doing in his soliloquy The vision of the bloody dagger has scared him and he’s scared about what he’s about to do,
Why can’t Lady Macbeth kill Duncan herself Duncan looks too much like lady Macbeth’s father
What inference can you make regarding her hesitance? She doesnt want that to be on her name so it’s like an excuse for her not to do a bad deed.
The Macbeths go back and forth in a series of short and one-word lines (pp. 329-30).What kind of mood/emotion does that create? How? Its like they are scared, Macbeth seems guilty and really bad about it and Lady Macbeth seems like she doesn’t have feelings so she isn’t guilty.
When Macbeth recalls not being able to say ‘Amen,’ what does that reveal about him(lines 26-28)? Macbeth knows he done wrong and the guilt is getting to him.
What does Macbeth wish the knocking could do (line 73)? Macbeth wish it would wake Duncan up.
1. To what gate does the Porter compare the gate of Macbeth’s castle (lines 1-2)? The gates of hell are opening up to the people.
How is the Porter’s reaction to the knocking different than the Macbeths’ reaction toit in the previous scene? The arrival of Macbeth and Lennox
3. What does the Porter provide in this scene? Porter provides comic relief.
Who has been doing all of the knocking (line 44)? Macduff was the one knocking the whole time.
What sort of night has Lennox experienced (lines 55-62)? Lennox received a restless night because of the chaos and loud noises that happened that night.
What is the first reaction to the King’s death (lines 65-66)? Whose reaction is it? Macduff finds the King’s lifeless body an runs and tells everyone.
How does this reaction reflect the concept of monarchy held by Elizabethans (see’Literature in Context’ box on p. 334)? She was very mortified
8. What is called “death’s counterfeit” (line 77)? It is called Downy sleep.
What does Macbeth mean when he says to Donalbain, “the fountain of your blood /Is stopped” (lines 99-100)? He is no longer bleeding.
In lines 109-118 Macbeth confesses to killing Duncan’s guards after seeing themurdered Duncan. What are a few of the reasons he lists for killing the guards in this speech? To go tell everyone.
Why does Macbeth actually kill the guards To leave no witnesses.
Why do Malcolm and Donalbain decide to flee (lines 120-147)? To escape the death, because of their beliefs.
In what way(s) is this a smart choice? In what way(s) is it a poor one? They could get away with it but the guilty might give them away.
Where does this scene take place? Outside of Macbeth’s castle
What two strange occurrences are reported in this scene (lines 7-8, 14-18)? The horses go crazy and the owls kill the falcon.
Why would Shakespeare include reports of such occurrences at this point in thePlay? To expose the disturbance in our world
What does the line, ‘God’s benison go with you, and with those that would makegood of bad, and friends of foes!’ mean? It’s a warning to Ross to be careful when he is dealing with Macbeth.

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