Shakespeare- Macbeth

Where does the play take place? Scotland
What is the purpose of opening the play with three witches? To get your attention and to get the theme across “fair is foul and foul is fair”
What title does the king award to Macbeth Thane of Cawdor
How does banquet describe the three witches? Ugly, manly, old
What three titles do the witches greet Macbeth with? Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, King
What prophecy does Macbeth seem most concerned about? The fact that Banquos children will become king
What title does King Duncan give to his oldest son Malcom? Prince of Cumberland
How is giving the title Prince of Cumberland to Malcom an obstacle to Macbeth? Now he has to kill two people
Why is lady Macbeth worried about Macbeth’s ambition to become king? She doesn’t think he is ruthless enough.
What does lady Macbeth intend to do to get Macbeth to the throne? Kill the king for him
What reasons does Macbeth give for not killing King Duncan? He is family, he is the king, he’s the host, he is a good king.
How does lady Macbeth change Macbeth’s mind about not killing King Duncan? Insults his manhood
What is lady Macbeth’s plan for killing the king? Get guards drunk, steal their daggers, kill king, plant daggers on guards
What present does king Duncan send to lady Macbeth? A diamond
What was Macbeth’s vision about? A dagger turns toward him and the dagger becomes bloody
What did lady Macbeth put in the guards drinks? Drugs
Why does lady Macbeth say she can’t kill the king? The king looks like her father
What could Macbeth not say after one of the sons said “God bless us” Amen
What does Macbeth hear a voice say he will no longer do? Sleep
What has the porter been doing all night? Drinking
Who is knocking at the gate? Macduff and lennox
What strange omens have been seen that night? Chimneys blown down, strange screams, earthquake, owl hooting
Where do Malcolm and Donalbain go and how does this make them look? Malcom goes to England, Donalbain goes to Ireland and this makes them look guilty
What strange sights have been seen? Owl killed a falcon, horses eat each other, eclipse
Where has Macbeth gone to be crowned king? Scone
Where is MacDuffs home estate? Fife

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