Macbeth Reading Questions (Act 5)

What do the Doctor and Gentlewoman decide to listen for? They are listening to see if Lady Macbeth says anything suspicious.
What thoughts/ideas consume Lady Macbeth? She feels guilty.
What does Angus say about Macbeth’s rule as a king? Angus says that Macbeth is weak and he can’t fill the shoes of a better king.
How have the witches’ latest prophecies given Macbeth confidence? Macbeth thinks he’ll never be defeated.
How many soldiers are ready to attack Macbeth’s castle? 10,000
Who is Macbeth’s new assistant? What’s the significance in that? His new assistant is Satan because he’s an ally of the devil.
What does Macbeth order the Doctor to do? To cure Lady Macbeth. Give her something to erase her memory.
What trick does Malcolm use to hide the number of men in his army? They cut the branches and camoflauged themselves.
How does Macbeth react to Lady Macbeth’s death? Macbeth said it would happen eventually.
How does Macbeth’s attitude about the battle change? Macbeth was super confident and later became fearful.
How is Malcolm related to Siward and Young Siward? Siward is his uncle, and Young Siward was his cousin.
Who first fights Macbeth, and what is the result? Young Siward; Macbeth kills him honorably.
What happened to Macbeth’s army, according to Siward? They started to fight on the other side.
How does Macbeth know he’s in trouble? Macduff tells Macbeth that he was ripped out of his mother’s womb.
Ross again delivers bad news. How do we know that Young Siward was brave? He had wounds which meant he didn’t run away.
How does Macbeth die? He was beheaded.
Who will be the new king of Scotland? Malcolm

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