Macbeth Unit Study Guide

The original Thane of Cawdor was A traitor who gave aid to the Norwegians.
Macbeth first meets the Witches when he is returning home from a battle he just won.
Who do the Witches say will not be king himself, but will be the father of kings? Banquo
After the Witches’ first prophecy (or salute) hailing Macbeth as Thane of Glamis, which prophecy comes true? Macbeth is named Thane of Cawdor.
When Lady Macbeth hears King Duncan is coming to see them, she is please because of the opportunity it gives to her and Macbeth.
In Act I, Lady Macbeth feels that the murder of Duncan is something to be done as quickly as possible and something she has to goad Macbeth into doing.
Before the murder is committed, Macbeth sees an apparition of the bloody head of Duncan.
Lady Macbeth tells us that she could not kill Duncan herself when she had the opportunity because his sleeping face reminded her of her father.
The grooms who were in the room with Duncan had their faces and clothes covered with blood by Lady Macbeth, had been drugged by Lady Macbeth and were killed by Macbeth.
The scene with the Porter at the gate is used to provide comic relief and a break in tension.
Throughout the play, what idea(s) keep appearing? Fair is foul and foul is fair and crimes against nature.
The murder scene is described as a new Gorgon.
After Duncan’s murder is discovered, his two sons immediately leave the country because they fear that they might be murdered, too.
Banquo is killed because Macbeth feared that Banquo would start a line of kings.
In Act III, Scene 4, when Macbeth returns to the banquet table, who does he find sitting in his chair? The ghost of Banquo.

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