Macbeth Review

True or false: Macbeth’s new title is Thane of Glamis. False
What are the names of Duncan’s two sons? Malcolm and Donalbain
Who slays Macbeth in the end? Macduff
True or false: Macbeth is given Macdonwald’s old title, Thane of Cawdor. False
Who is crowned king at the end of the play? Malcolm
Who is Banquo’s son? Fleance
What is the name of the last servant Macbeth calls on? Seyton
Why doesn’t Lady Macbeth kill Duncan herself? He reminded her of her father when he slept.
How does Macbeth react to Lady Macbeth’s death? “She would’ve died anyway…”
What is Macbeth likened to as the play progresses? Satan
True or false: Banquo becomes suspicious of Macbeth. True
When does Macbeth start believing he can be defeated? When he fights with Macduff
Why does Macbeth fear Banquo? Because his son will one day be king
What role do the three witches play? Symbols of fate, destiny
Draw the apparition that said: “Beware Macduff! Beware the Thane of Fife!”? The armed head
How is this prophecy fulfilled? – “Beware Macduff! Beware the Thane of Fife!”? Macduff kills Macbeth and cuts off his head.
Draw the apparition that said: “Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come against him.” Crowned child with a tree
How is this prophecy fulfilled? – “Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come against him.” Malcolm leads an army disguised with branches of trees cut from Great Birnam wood to attack the Dunsinane castle.
Draw the apparition that said: “Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.” The bloody child
How is this prophecy fulfilled? – “Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.” Macduff is able to kill Macbeth. He tells Macbeth that he was born via c-section (aka not naturally born of woman).
Draw the last apparition, to which Macbeth says, “And yet the eighth appears, who bears a glass which shows me many more; and some I see that two-fold balls and treble scepters carry: Horrible sight!” The show of eight kings, the last one holding a mirror that shows more, followed by Banquo’s ghost
How will this prophecy be fulfilled? Banquo’s son and his children will be crowned king and produce a long line of kings leading to James I
“Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Macbeth, Macbeth says that everything that he has done, killing all these people will amount to nothing in the end, he will also have no legacy when all is said and done. Macbeth is doing this because he is ambitious and worries about his legacy.
“Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness.” Lady Macbeth, Lady Macbeth says here she thinks Macbeth’s kindness will hurt his ambition and keep him from becoming king, his kindness is his weakness. Says this because Lady Macbeth wants to be in power and worries she will not be able to be in power because of Macbeth’s kindness.
“I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself, and falls on the other.” Macbeth, Macbeth means that here his ambition of becoming King drives him and keeps him going maybe while not keeping character. Important because in this instance the audience sees that Macbeth’s ambition to become king fuels his killings and loses himself.
“Out, damned spot! out, I say!” Lady Macbeth, Lady Macbeth here shows the guilty feeling she gets from convincing Macbeth to kill all these people in order to become king. Important because the guilt she shows here eventually leads to her death.
“But ’tis strange! And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray’s in deepest consequence.” Banquo, Banquo says you can’t listen to everything people tell you because it may not be right or they could betray you in the end, said this because the witches were not truthful in the end.
“Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t.” Lady Macbeth, Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth here that he needs to seems innocent but really need to evil like the serpent and kill Duncan. Important because Lady Macbeth ends up convincing Macbeth to be this.
“But cruel are the times when we are traitors and do not know ourselves; when we hold rumor from what we fear, yet know not what we fear, But float upon a wild and violent sea each way and move…” Ross, Ross here tries to convince Lady Macduff why Macduff went and fled to England, that he was unaware of his treason and got scared of the rumors. Here Ross knows what really happened with Macduff, but tries to calm down Lady Macbeth so she does not act irrationally.
“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red.” Macbeth, Macbeth doesn’t want to wash his hands in the ocean, thinks the blood will turn the ocean red, and everyone can see his guilt of killing Duncan. First time that Macbeth shows the guilt in the play.
“Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood; Stop up the access and passage to remorse.” Lady Macbeth, Lady Macbeth says she wants to be more bold, unmanly, and wants to be a man. Ironic because when she says this quote she wants to be more manly unlike Macbeth but in the end her womanly side is shown and she kills herself.
Where was Shakespeare born? Stratford-upon-Avon
What is the name of his theatre? The Globe
What level of education did Shakespeare have? Grammar school
What was his wife’s name? Anne Hathaway
What were the two names of Shakespeare’s acting company? The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, The King’s Men
Name two other contemporary playwrights. Ben Jonson and Christopher Marlowe
Name one political conspiracy that threatened James I’s life. Gunpowder plot
What was the language of the period? Early Modern English
What was one of James’ I favorite hobby? Witch-hunting
Name a famous artist of the Renaissance and one of their paintings or sculptures. Da Vinci: The Last Supper, Mona LisaMichelangelo: David, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
What was one of the most important inventions of the 1500s? The Gutenberg Printing Press
Name one thing that set Britain up for empire. Defeat of the Spanish Armada, finance set up in London, centralization of power
How did people’s view of humanity shift during the Renaissance? Humans were viewed as valuable individuals capable of great achievements
What was an effect of the Protestant Reformation Christianity divided, no longer a unifying force; the church lost some power and influence in certain areas of Europe

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