Macbeth V

When the doctor watches Lady Macbeth sleepwalking in Act V of The Tragedy of Macbeth, he = is completely baffled.
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act V, Scene i, you can tell that the waiting-gentlewoman is = loyal to Lady Macbeth.
Why does Shakespeare have Macbeth display certain admirable traits at the end of The Tragedy of Macbeth? = to reinforce the idea that Macbeth is a victim of his tragic flaw
The witches dance wildly around their caldron in a ____ frenzy. = clamorous
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act V, when the doctor tells the waiting-gentlewoman to take from Lady Macbeth “the means of all annoyance,” it is because he fears that Lady Macbeth might = try to kill herself.
Lady Macbeth’s guilt causes her a great ____ of spirit. = perturbation
The trees of Birnham Wood moving toward Dunsinane are ____ of Macbeth’s downfall. = harbingers
After visiting the witches in Act IV of The Tragedy of Macbeth, why does Macbeth initially change his mind and decide not to have Macduff killed? = He knows Macduff has fled to England.
A major purpose of Act IV of The Tragedy of Macbeth is to foreshadow events related to = Macbeth’s downfall.
In The Tragedy of MacBeth, Act III, what is the cause of Macbeth’s irrational behavior at the banquet? = his guilty conscience
Explain the significance of the line, “All the perfumes in Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.” = Lady Macbeth is unable to mask the scent of blood on her hands with anything, signifying the guilt of murder she is unable to rid herself of.
What does Macbeth say when he hears of Lady Macbeth’s death? = Macbeth said she would have died hereafter anyway. He begins a soliloquoy pondering life.
What does Macbeth’s reaction to Lady Macbeth’s death reveal about their relationship and his state of mind? = It reveals that he feels little for her anyway. He feels quite indifferent towards the people in his life. He feels hopeless and does not value life.
How does Macbeth feel about life when he hears the news of his wife’s death? = Macbeth feels hopeless and no longer values life. He says that time creeps slowly and life has no meaning. It indicates his lack of will to live.
Who becomes king after Macbeth? = Malcolm becomes king after Macbeth.
Of what was Macbeth thinking when he said, “Why should I play the Roman fool and die on my own sword?” = Mcabeth was referring to the practice of falling on their swords when Roman generals lost a battle. Rather, Macbeth would prefer to use his sword to kill his enemies.
Explain how the witches’ prophecy is fulfilled realtive to “for none of woman born/Shall harm Macbeth.” = Macduff fulfills the witches’ prophecy as he is not of “woman born”, as he was delivered through a c section. Therefore, he was able to kill Macbeth.
How is the witches’ prophecy fulfilled relative to Birnam Wood? = Thw witches prophesized that Macbeth would not be defeated until Birnam Wood rises up to battle him. This is fulfilled when the English army concealed their numbers from Macbeth’s spies by holding branches fro Birnam Wood. This army would eventually defeat him.
Effects of watching = Deeds of one awake
actual performances = deeds
meet = suitable
Close = hidden
Sense = powers of sight
To accompt = into account
go to = an exclamation
charged = burdened
dignity = worth; rank
Which of the following incidents does Lady Macbeth recall as she sleepwalks in The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act V? Explain your choice, citing lines from the play. = All of the above
What does the sleepwalking scene in The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act V, suggest about customs and practices of the past? = people in the Middle Ages were more prone to sleepwalking than they are today
Which of the following incidents in The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act V, is most clearly a harbinger of Macbeth’s downfall? = the messenger’s remark, “I looked toward Birnam, and anon, methought, / The wood began to move
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act V, when the doctor tells the waiting-gentlewoman to take from Lady Macbeth “the means of all annoyance,” it is because he fears that Lady Macbeth might = try to kill herself.
When the doctor watches Lady Macbeth sleepwalking in Act V of The Tragedy of Macbeth, he = is completely baffled.
The trees of Birnham Wood moving toward Dunsinane are ____ of Macbeth’s downfall. = harbingers
Lady Macbeth’s guilt causes her a great ____ of spirit. = perturbation
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act V, Scene i, you can tell that the waiting-gentlewoman is = loyal to Lady Macbeth.
Why does Shakespeare have Macbeth display certain admirable traits at the end of The Tragedy of Macbeth? = to reinforce the idea that Macbeth is a victim of his tragic flaw
What do the doctor and gentlewoman see Lady Macbeth doing? What do they decide to do? = She is sleepwalking and talking about the murders. The doctor decides his best move is to not mention that he heard anything, and he tells the woman to keep an eye on Lady Macbeth.
What does Macbeth want the doctor to do for his wife? = He wants the doctor to ease her suffering, to give her something to make her oblivious to her weighty troubles.
What trick does Malcolm use to hide the number of men in his army? = He has his men cut off tree branches and use them as camouflage.
What does Malcolm explain about the state of Macbeth’s armies? = Malcolm says on the battlefield, Macbeth’s army has been delibertly missing them. It seems no one wishes for Macbeth to be king, not even his own side!
What is Macbeth’s reaction to Lady Macbeth’s death? = He takes it very calmly, saying she would have died sooner or later, anyway.
What is Macbeth’s reaction to the news that Birnam Wood is moving? = “Arm, arm, and out!” He’s going to fight to the bitter end and take down the whole universewith him, if necessary.
What excuse does Macbeth give Macduff for not wanting to fight him? = Macbeth didn’t want to fight Macduff, because he didn’t want to add any more bloodied casualties to the Fife Castle massacre body count.
When does Macbeth know he is in trouble? = When he sees the Birnam Wood moving towards the castle.
How does Macbeth die? = Macduff fights him and beheads him.
Who will be the new king of Scotland? = Malcolm will be king of Scotland

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