Macbeth Test

Come, you spiritsThat tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,And fill me from the crown to the toe top-fullOf direst cruelty. Make thick my blood.Stop up the access and passage to remorse,That no compunctious visitings of natureShake my fell purpose, nor keep peace betweenThe effect and it! Lady Macbeth
Fair is foul and foul is fair Witches
Be bloody, bold, and resolute. Laugh to scornThe power of man, for none of woman bornShall harm Macbeth. Second Apparition
To beguile the time,Look like the time. Bear welcome in your eye,Your hand, your tongue. Look like th’ innocent flower,But be the serpent under ‘t. Lady Macbeth
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 ‘sIn deepest consequence. Banquo
Author of the play William Shakespeare
What is a paradox? Something that is self contradictory. ex: when the light is green, it is actually red
What does “The battle’s lost and won” mean? Paradox
What two predictions did the witches make for Macbeth? Macbeth will become the Thane of Cawdor and that Macbeth will become king
What three predictions did the witches make for Banquo? Lesser than Macbeth, and greater, not as happy, yet so much happier, he will not be king, but will beget kings
Why does Duncan make Macbeth Thane of Cawdor? Because he was victorious in battle and the previous thane was a traitor
How Macbeth feels about the witches’ prophecies/ possibilities of murdering Duncan He was skeptical about the prophecies and he was reluctant to murder Duncan
Macbeth’s tragic flaw Ambition
What is a soliloquy? Speech given by a character in which they reveal their thoughts and feelings
The dagger Macbeth sees in his Act II soliloquy… is it real or a hallucination? Hallucination
Why do Malcolm and Donalbain flee Scotland after Duncan’s murder? They were afraid that they were going to be killed next
Examples of weird things that happened in nature when Duncan was murdered The horses ate each other and there was an earthquake
The possible purposes of the Porter’s scene in Act Two To relieve the tension
Why Macbeth tells the murderers to be secretive about killing Banquo? So that people can’t trace it back to Macbeth
Who is the unexpected guest at Macbeth’s banquet? Banquo’s ghost
How does Lady Macbeth explain Macbeth’s freak out at the banquet when he sees Banquo’s ghost? She said that Macbeth was sick
How Hectate intends to ensure Macbeth’s downfall By allowing the apparition to speak one more time
What does the first apparition tell Macbeth? To fear Macduff
What does the second apparition tell Macbeth? Nobody born of a woman shall harm Macbeth
What does the third apparition tell Macbeth? Macbeth he has nothing to fear until “Great Birnam wood” moves to “high Dunsinane hill” near his castle
Why is Macduff not killed with his family? He fled to England to join Malcolm
Why does Malcolm pretend to be evil when Macduff talks about him being king? To test Macduff’s loyalty
How does Malcolm tell Macduff how he should react to his family’s murder? He thinks that they should grieve, but Macduff thinks that they should keep fighting
Examples at the beginning of Act Five of Lady Macbeth going insane She becomes plagued with fits of sleepwalking in which she bemoans what she believes to be bloodstains on her hands
How Macbeth reacts to his wife’s death He becomes very depressed
How Macbeth knows the third prophecy is fulfilled The prophecy that Macbeth cannot be defeated until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane is fulfilled as Malcolm’s army use the boughs of the trees from Birnam to camouflage themselves on their way to Dunsinane.The prophecy that none of woman born could harm Macbeth is fulfilled because Macduff was born by Caesarian section
Who is named king at the end of the play? Malcolm

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