Macbeth test

Act 1 – The witches are going to meet Macbeth after the war is over and before the sun sets on the heath- Macbeth is praised for killing Macdonwald and is given thaneship of Cawdor- Macbeth and Banquo see the witches and hear their predictions- Macbeth learns the Thane of Cawdor has been killed and begins to believe the prophecy is true- Macbeth praises Duncan- Lady Macbeth and Macbeth learn Duncan will stay at their castle- Lady Macbeth fears Macbeth is too good to kill Duncan- Duncan arrives at the castle- Macbeth gives a soliloquy (Macbeth is Duncan’s kinsmen, host, and loyal subject) – Lady Macbeth shames Macbeth for not being a man as Macbeth does not want to kill Duncan
Act 2 – Macbeth has the vision of a bloody dagger as he feels preempted guilt over the planned murder- Lady Macbeth stands outside Duncan’s room- While killing Duncan, Macbeth starts to scream because – Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have different perceptions of the blood on their hands- The Porter acts as the doorman to hell (Beelzebub) which is fitting as Macbeth has just committed murder- Macduff and Lennox went to wake up the king, and Macduff alerted the house of the death and said it was too dire for Lady Macbeth to hear- Malcolm and Donalbain feel they might get blamed for this because they are future heirs – Malcolm to England, Donalbain to IrelandRoss accuses Malcolm and Donalbain – Macbeth’s tragic Flaw is revealed; thriftless ambition – Macduff is the Thane of Fief
Act 3 – Macbeth asks if Banquo and Fleance (Banquo’s son) are going on a ride (they are)- Macbeth hired Murderers to go kill them but invited Banquo to his Banquet and kept suspicion down by being nice to him- Macbeth vowed to kill Macduff’s family- Macbeth is jealous Duncan can rest peacefully dead- The third murderer is hired to keep the rest on track- Murderers killed Banquo- Fleance got away- Macbeth calls Banquo the grown Serpent and Fleance the worm with no teeth but will grow teeth- Ghost of Banquo appears 3 times- Macduff did not show up – Macbeth is going to murder Macduff
Act 4 – Macbeth damns the witches (ironic; damns himself)- Macbeth hears about the apparitions- Macduff has fled to England- Macbeth curses himself for trusting the witches- Macbeth vows to murder Macduff and his family- Ross and Lady Macduff talk- Ross knows he is risking a lot to talk to Lady Macduff- The son challenged Lady Macduff for saying Macduff is dead- Messenger warns Lady Macduff- Murderers kill EVERYONE- Macduff makes sure Malcolm knows he would never betray Scotland- Malcolm says he would rape all of the women, is too greedy, and lies constantly- Malcolm does not let Macduff leave- Once Ross knows there are troops coming to save Scotland, he can tell Macduff his family is dead- They have the Seward and 10,000 soldiers ready to save scotland
Act 5 – Lady Macbeth sleepwalks and confesses to the murders- Macbeth does not have a lot of support- Scotland and Britain will meet at Birnam wood – Macbeth fortified Dunsinane hill- Macbeth asks the doctor to fix Lady Macbeth’s mind- Malcolm commands troops to use branches from Birnam wood to bring to Dunsinane hill to disguise their numbers- Lady Macbeth kills herself- The first attack is planned- Macbeth kills young Seward- Macbeth contemplates killing himself- Macbeth is afraid as the apparitions become true- Macduff was never born of woman- Macbeth is angry with the witches- Macbeth does not want to fight Macduff but Macduff wants revenge for his family- Fighting face to face is considered brave- Macduff greets Malcolm as king of Scotland- All of the soldiers receive the title of Earl
Macduff says he doesn’t know someone’s heart just by looking at them Duncan would outright trust people, Macduff is very different
Saintly king of England can heal the sick King Edward could heal the sick, relative of James I
Exiled friends Donalbain can come back
Butcher and Fiend-like Queen Macbeth and Lady Macbeth at the end
Witches Create this “prophecy” with their predictions to Macduff and Banquo
Hecate leader of the 3 witches
Macbeth Brave at first, and then his tragic flaw takes over and he becomes corrupt
Lady Macbeth Starts off cynical, makes fun of Macbeth, then starts to feel guilty later in the play
Duncan King of Scotland, adored by his subjects, murdered by Macbeth
Malcom Son of Duncan, rightful heir, flees after Duncan’s murder
Donalbain Other son of Duncan, flees to Ireland
Banquo Was said to have descendants take the throne, killed by Macbeth’s murderers
Fleance Banquo’s son, survives Macbeth’s attempted murder
Macduff Thane of Fife, finds Macbeth suspicious, eventually slays Macbeth after Macbeth has his family murdered
Lady Macduff Wife of Macduff, killed in a planned attack by Macbeth, quarrels with her son
The son Killed in a planned attack by Macbeth, quarrels with his mother
Lennox Nobleman, loyal to Duncan, goes to wake up Duncan and finds him dead
Ross Reassures Lady Macduff, tells Macduff his family his dead
Angus, Caithness, and Monteith Nobles that Left Macbeth’s side to join the opposing side and side with Macduff
Seytan A soldier who fights with Macbeth
Witch’s predictions in the beginning Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor and the Thane of Glamis, and soon to be king Banquo will have his descendants be king, but not him
Macbeth’s tragic flaw Thriftless ambition
What Lady Macbeth thinks Macbeth’s tragic flaw is Too nice, coward
Macbeth’s hallucinations The bloody dagger (becomes guiltBanquo’s ghost (guilty conscience)
Soliliquy an address within a dramatic piece in which a character converses with himself or herself, revealing his or her thoughts to the audience without addressing another person on stage
Aside a miniature soliloquy; usually just a brief comment, rather than a speech
Porter says drink provokes – Urine – Red – Lust- Sleep
First Apparition – Armed Head- Beware Macduff- Macbeth in the end- Macduff kills Macbeth
Second Apparition – Bloody child (baby)- No one born of woman can harm Macbeth- Macduff in the end- Macduff was torn from his mother
Third Apparition – A child crowned holding a tree branch- Macbeth will never be defeated until Birnam Wood moves to Dunsinane Hill- Macduff’s army uses tree brances from Birnam wood to disguise themselves while going to Dunsinane hill
Fourth Appariton – Line of Eight Kings, the last king holding a mirror reflecting an infinite line of kings- One King is holding two scepters (ownership of two lands — James I)- Banquo is at the end, smiling and pointing at the kings (his descendants)- Does not say anything- Shakespeare’s audience would know the line of Banquo continues as James I is Banquo’s decedent
Paradoxes – Fathered yet he is fatherless- Foul and fair- Lesser than Macbeth, yet greater- Not as happy, yet much happier- Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none
Fair v.s. Foul – Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth to be the serpent underneath the flower- Witches v.s. Macbeth in the beginning
Robes – Macbeth does not fit the role as king, he does not fit the robes- Macbeth is a dwarf in the robes
Banquo is the serpent Fleance is the worm with no teeth that will grow teeth
Lennox says – Water the Royal flower (Malcolm) Drown the weed (Macbeth)
Macbeth compares life to A theatre productionPeople = PlayersWorld = Show
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