Macbeth test Monday November 16

“And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,/the instruments of darkness tell us truths,/win us with honest trifles, to betray us/in deepest consequence” context: -Banquo is speaking to Macbeth in the forest.Significance:-Imagery: Light/dark imagery because “the instruments of darkness” represent the evil witches.-Character revelation: It reveals the witches manipulative character because they schemingly make Banquo and Macbeth believe something good will happen to them without revealing the consequences.
“Fair is foul and foul is fair” context:-witches are speaking to audience in forestSignificance:-Theme: good/evil theme because the witches say that whats good is also evil and vice versa.-Foreshadow: This foreshadows that what may seem to be a good event will become evil and vice versa.
“Look like the time ; bare welcome in your eye;/ your hand, your tongue:look like innocent flower,/ but be the serpent under it” context: -Lady macbeth is speaking to macbeth in their castleSignificance:-Imagery: Hand/eye imagery because Lady Macbeth is telling her husband to act innocent through his eyes (conscience) and his hands (actions) so no one will suspect him -Symbol: A symbol that represents this quote is a flower because a flower represents innocence which is how macbeth needs to act in order to manipulate his guests. The serpent under the flower symbolizes macbeth true intentions.
“So I lose none in seeking to augment it, but keep/my bosom franchise and allegiance clear;/I will be conseil’d.” Context:-Banquo is speaking to Macbeth in Macbeth’s castleSignificance:-Foreshadow: This line foreshadows the loss of trust between Banquo and Macbeth and leads to Banquo’s murder. This is due to the fact that Banquo is not willing to do anything for Macbeth that will mess with his conscience. -Character Revelation: This reveals Banquo’s character because he is not willing to change his morals and beliefs which shows how passionate he is.
“Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep!” Context:-Macbeth is speaking to Lady Macbeth in their castle, right after the murderSignificance:-Imagery: Sleep imagery because Macbeth describes sleep as an innocent state that soothes away his worries, but he since he murdered Duncan, he feels too guilty and evil to sleep again.-Theme: This quotes theme is quilt because Macbeth feels guilty about the murder and is unable to forgive himself and move on without regret. He feels so guilty that he believes he doesn’t deserve the privilege of sleep.-Character revelation: Reveals Macbeth’s true feelings for the act he committed.-Irony: Did this act to gain power but instead feels powerless
“To be thus, is nothing; but to be safely thus:” Context: -Macbeth is speaking to himself in his castleSignificance:-Theme: This quote represents the theme of fear because Macbeth doesn’t feel safe and he feels like people are coming after him now that he’s king.-Character revelation: Macbeth feels like he does not have any power or control, he feels powerless. He’s insecure about his position and how people will treat him.-Irony: ironic how he thought he would feel safe as king but now he doesn’t. ironic how he now says that to be king is nothing but before it meant everything to him.
“We have scotch’d the snake, not kill’d it” Context:-Macbeth is speaking to Lady Macbeth in their castleSignificance:-Imagery: Animal imagery because the snake represents Banquo since they haven’t killed Banquo yet therefore he is still a threat to Macbeth-Theme: Fear because Macbeth still feels that Banquo is a threat to him
“It will have blood; they say blood will have blood” Context:-Macbeth is speaking to Lady Macbeth in the banquetSignificance:-Imagery: Blood imagery relates to the quote because blood represents death and guilt so the murder will take over him.-Theme: theme of revenge because the quote means that the dead will get their revenge. Since Macbeth killed Duncan and Banquo, they got their revenge by giving Macbeth a lifetime of guilt
“Out, damned spot! Out I say!” Context:-Lady Macbeth is speaking to herself as the doctor is studying her during her sleep Significance:-Theme: Guilt because she feels so guilty about what she has done that she feels like the marks will never be erased-Character revelation: Reveals how sick, weak, and guilty Lady Macbeth’s character really felt-Irony: ironic how she told macbeth that he was too weak meanwhile she was the weak one
“Now does he feel his title/ Hand loose about him, like a giant’s robe on a dwarfish thief” Context: -Angus (thane of Scotland, turns against Macbeth) is speaking to the other thanes of Scotland (his allies) on their way to battle Macbeth.Significance:-Imagery: Clothing imagery because the robe represents how Macbeth tries to seem more powerful then he actually is-Character revelation: Reveals how the people don’t think Macbeth is a good king and how he is not fitted to rule
“Out out brief candle:/ Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his his hour upon the stage/ And then is heard no more.” Context:-Macbeth is speaking to Seyton (macbeth’s chief servant, stands by macbeth) during the warSignificance:-Imagery: Light/Dark imagery because the candle signifies light but macbeth says to put out the brief candle because he knows the light is only brief and it is going to get dark and evil very soon.-character revelation: Macbeth feels like the poor player that he is talking about
Act 1 -Duncan decides to name Macbeth thane of Cawdor because of how helpful he was at war.-Witches give Macbeth and Banquo their prophecies-Duncan announces Malcolm will be next king-Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan that night
Act 2 -Macbeth kills king and servants -Malcolm and Donnalbain flee the country-Macbeth is crowned king
Act 3 -Macbeth gets servants to kill Banquo -Fleance (Banquo’s son) escapes-Macbeth see’s Banquo’s ghost at dinner-Lennox and Lord are suspicious of Macbeth
Act 4 -Macbeths murderers kill Macduff’s family-Macduff and Malcolm plan revenge against Macbeth
Act 5 -English and Scottish army’s prepare for war-Lady Macbeth commits suicide-the battle commences-Macduff kills Macbeth and Malcolm becomes king of Scotland

You Might Also Like