Macbeth test 1

Who was Macdowald? What happened to him? He was the former Thane of Cawdor, who betrayed the Scotland. He was killed by Macbeth, sliced open from his navel to his jaw.
What does the description of Macbeth’s action in battle emphasize? It emphasizes on his courage and bravery; how valiant he is
What other captain is fighting alongside Macbeth? Banquo
Point out the irony in the captain’s response to the king’s question about whether Macbeth became dismayed by the army from Norway The captain first responded that Macbeth was as afraid of the new troops as sparrows are afraid of eagles and as rabbits are afraid of lions. However, Macbeth was not scared at all, and he fought valiantly against the Norwegians and won. Therefore, the captain’s first line of response was ironic.
Who’s the thane of Cawdor? What does the king say about him? The thane of Cawdor is MacDonwald, and the king wants him executed. (Guilty of treason and will be executed)
How is the king going to reward Macbeth? Macbeth is going to be awarded with the title thane of Cawdor
Based on what you’ve read, what are some of Macbeth’s personal qualities? He is brave, courageous, loyal, and merciless.
How does Macbeth’s opening line mirror a line in he first scene? • Fair is foul, and foul is fair• So foul and fair a day I have not seen(Irony)
What is the witches appearance like? • beards• choppy fingers • skinny lips • old• dressed wildly
How do the witches greet Macbeth? • Hail Thane of Glamis • Hail thane of Cawdor • Hail King hereafter
What does banquo ask of the witches? Wants them to tell him his future
Paradox of banquo •Lesser and greater- he lacks a high title, but he has a greater character •Not happy and happy- although he won’t be king, he will have children who will become kings
Why is Macbeth jolted by the announcement that he has been named the new Thane of Cawdor? Because he didn’t believe it was true until it actually happened
And oftentimes, to win is to our harm,The instruments of darkness tell us truths,Win us with honest trifles, to betraysIn deepest consequence. What does he mean? They earn our trust by telling us the truth about little things, but then they betray us when it will damage us the most.
What do we learn about Macbeth? He’s ambitious on the inside but on the outside he seems loyal, trustful, and supportive
What does “if chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, /without my stir” mean? Just going to trust destiny instead of stirring the pot
Who wrote the letter to lady Macbeth? What does this indicate about their relationship? Macbeth wrote itShows that they have a good relationship
Whom does the letter not mention? What does this suggest? BanquoDidn’t want to mention that banquos sons would become king so that Macbeth could have the spotlight
What does lady Macbeth start to plan? How far does her plan go? She plans the murder of Duncan (tells Macbeth that she will take charge of killing him)She had a very long plan
What does lady Macbeth criticize about her husband? That he isn’t ruthless enough
What does she reveal about her own personality and character? She’s more ambitious than Macbeth
What does “look like an innocent flower / But be the serpent under it” mean? Look good on the outside but bad in the inside
Where do things stand with Macbeth about killing Duncan? He’s hesitant
What decision does Macbeth announce to lady Macbeth? That he can’t kill Duncan
What reason does he give for the decision of not killing Duncan? The king honored him and he earned the good opinion of many people
How does lady Macbeth react to Macbeth’s decision? She’s is angry
What emerges Macbeth’s main concern on killing Duncan? If they were to fail what would happen?
What is Lady Macbeth’s plan? Frame the grooms by getting them drunk and then using their daggers for the crime, and smearing them with Duncan’s blood
How does Macbeth respond to her plan? He wants to join the plan
What is Macbeth’s closing lines in act 1 Hide with a false pleasant face what you know in your false, evil heart.

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