Macbeth Play

In Act 1, the dark, evil atmosphere is immediately established by the appearance of the three witches
The captain at the beginning of the play portrays Macbeth as a valiant hero and brutal warrior
Duncan awards Macbeth for his valor by granting him the title Thane of Cawdor
During the battle described at the beginning of the play, the Thane of Cawdor was Macdonwald
The witches prophecies for Macbeth in Act 1, Scene 3 include Macbeth will become king
The three witches are known as midnight hags, weird sisters, servants of hecate
Macbeth’s initial response to the prophesy of becoming king differs from Lady Macbeth’s because Macbeth plans a revolt to overthrow Duncan; Lady Macbeth wants a quick, quiet murder
At the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth is an ambitious woman who craves power
In the military, Banquo is a general in the Scottish army
Macduff and Lennox come to Inverness because they have come to escort the king
In Act 2, Macbeth imagines that he sees what leading him to Duncan’s room a gory dagger
Immediately after the murder, Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth to put on his sleeping gown and wash the blood from his hands
The porter is introduced into the play as comic relief
Duncan’s body is found by Macduff
The play is riddled with choices that the characters have to make. The character who has to make virtually the same choice as Macbeth and who represents the path Macbeth did NOT take is Banquo
When the announcement is made that there will be a coronation to establish Macbeth as the new king, Macduff decides he will not attend the coronation
At this point, Banquo suspects that Macbeth has committed foul deeds but Banquo takes no action because he is content to let God and nature direct his fate
Macbeth convinces the murderers to kill Banquo by convincing them that Banquo had wronged them
The result of the attack is that only Banquo is killed
Macbeth’s motive for having Banquo murdered is to prevent the prophecy about Banquo’s heirs becoming king from coming true
Lady Macbeth makes excuses for Macbeth’s reactions to seeing Banquo’s ghost because she wishes to maintain the appearance that Macbeth is still in control.
Macbeth’s outcries cause Lady Macbeth to send all the guests away
Macbeth interprets the appearance of Banquo’s ghost to mean the witches prophecies are coming true
Macbeth then decides to meet the witches again
When Lennox and another lord discuss politics in Scotland, the nameless lord responds with news of Macduff’s flight to England to find Malcolm
“Thou hast it now- King, Cawdor, Glamis all/ As the Weird Women promised, and I fear/ Thou played’st most foully for ‘t” Banquo
“Naught’s had, all’s spent/ Where out desire is got without content” Lady Macbeth
“Duncan is in his grave./ After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well.” Macbeth
“O, full of scorpions is my mind” Macbeth
“O treachery! Fly, good Fleance. Fly, fly, fly!” Banquo
The three apparitions that the witches summon at the beginning of Act 4 are 1. a floating head 2. a bloody child 3. a crowned child
What does the first apparition say Macbeth should beware Macduff
What does the second apparition say no man born of woman can harm Macbeth
What does the third apparition say Macbeth will not be defeated until Birnam Wood marches upon Dunsinane
After the apparitions, how many kings does Macbeth see in the procession 8
Who follows the kings Banquo
Who tells Macduff that his family has been killed Ross
Lady Macbeth sleep walks because she shares the guilt for all that Macbeth has done
While sleepwalking Lady Macbeth repeatedly does what as she relives past horrors makes gestures as if she were washing her hands
When Lady Macbeth cries, “Out, damned spot, out, I say!” she is trying to rid herself of the blood on her hands
The doctor tells the gentlewoman to look after Lady Macbeth because he fears that she might commit suicide
The armies that Macbeth will be fighting are made up of both English and Scottish forces
Birnam Wood “marches toward Dunsinane” when Malcolm’s army uses branches to camouflage their numbers
When Macduff says, “tell thee, Macduff was from his mother’s womb untimely ripped” he means that Macduff was not born in the usual manner
The weakness in Macbeth’s character that makes it possible for the prophecies to come true is that he interprets the prophecies too literally
Macbeth is afraid to fight Macduff because he now believes the prophesy is true and he will die if he fights Macduff
At the end of the play Macduff kills Macbeth and Malcolm becomes king

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