The Tragedy of Macbeth

For whom are the witches waiting? Macbeth
“Fair” means? and “foul” means? Fair means good and foul means bad
What Scottish rebel did brave Macbeth kill at the camp outside Forres? Macdonwald
Macbeth is also known as Thane of? Thane of Glamis
Not only is Macbeth the king’s military leader, he is also King Duncan’s? Thane of Glamis
Norwegian king, Sweno, sees an opportunity to invade Scotland because country is in midst of a civil war. He attacks and is repelled by? Macbeth
The Scottish traitor is? Thane of Cawdor/Macdonwald
By order of King Duncan, his punishment is? Death
The new Thane of Cawdor will be? Macbeth
Audience hears Macbeth’s name in both scenes, first from who are “foul”, then from whom audience would consider to be “fair”? Witches/King Duncan
Macbeth’s opening words are? Foul and fair
These words echo those of the? Witches
How does each witch address Macbeth? 1)”All hail, Macbeth! Thane of Glamis”2)”All hail, Macbeth! Thane of Cawdor”3)”All hail, Macbeth! King hereafter
Macbeth’s colleague Banquo asks Macbeth why he’s startled by prophesies, then asks witches to tell his future, they reply with three paradoxical statements? 1)”Lesser than Macbeth, yet greater”2)”Not so happy (lucky), yet happier”3)”Thou shalt get kings, yet be none”
Macbeth doesn’t know that Cawdor’s been arrested for treason, so he questions witches. What do Ross and Angus tell Macbeth? The Thane of Cawdor is accused of treason and Macbeth is the new Thane of Cawdor/He is to be named Thane of Cawdor
Banquo expresses concern about? Knowledge the witches gave them will leave to destruction
One of the prophecies the witches gave to Macbeth has come true. He is now Thane of as well as Thane of Glamis. Why is he disturbed by “horrid” thoughts? Cawdor/He will be king but Banquo’s two sons are in the way (having to kill King Duncan)
Macbeth tries to put these “horrible” thoughts away. Concludes that he’ll become king only if it happens by? Fate
Compare Macbeth’s reaction to the witches to the way that Banquo reacts? 1)Macbeth: He’s excited but wonders how (Eager)2)Banquo: He’s disturbed (Concerned)
Introducing the motif of dying with dignity, Malcolm tells of the noble death of? Macdonwald/Thane of Cawdor
Paraphrase what Duncan says about his relationship with the now-deceased Thane of Cawdor? He trusted him completely
Macbeth replies that he owes everything and would give his life to keeping Duncan safe to? King Duncan
What honor does King Duncan bestow on his son Malcolm? Prince of Cumberland
Macbeth views Malcolm’s new honor as a threat. Why? Cumberland is 2nd in line to the Throne
Macbeth replies in lines 50-51 to prove his desire to do what to the king and Malcolm? Kill
Lady Macbeth reads a letter from her husband, she worries that Macbeth wouldn’t take action because he is too full of the milk of? Human kindness
Her plan is made possible when she learns that who will spend this night at Inverness? King Duncan
She asks to be made? Bitter and manly
After Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth of her intentions, what warning does she give Macbeth concerning his facial expressions? Not to give anything away, keep his expressions blank/Hide true intentions
How does Macbeth react to his wife’s plan for the night’s “great business”? He doesn’t want to do it/He wants to “back out”
What do we know that King Duncan doesn’t when he says, “This castle hath a pleasant seat”? He’s saying that the castle is in a good location/There’s a plan to kill Duncan
The banquet hall is set for a feast honoring? King Duncan
In Macbeth’s first soliloquy, what five reasons does he contemplate for not killing King Duncan? 1)Kinsman2)Subject3)Host4)Guilt5)Duncan is virtuous
Lady Macbeth enters, he tells her that “he’ll proceed no further in this business” How does she respond to her husband’s change of heart? Calls him a Caward
Macbeth feals failure. What fail-safe plan does Lady Macbeth introduce? To frame the guards
How would you describe the state of the Macbeth’s marriage at this moment? She’s in charge
King Duncan honored Lady Macbeth with what because of her being such a “kind” hostess? Diamond
About whom has Banquo dreamed that night? Witches
Macbeth responds (ironically) “I think? “We should talk”
Macbeth sees what in the air which changes and becomes what? Dagger/The bloody deed
At the end of Macbeth’s speech, he hears a bell, signifying that? Guilt/Kill Duncan
Why doesn’t Lady Macbeth kill Duncan as she had planned? One of the guards looks like her father
What word is Macbeth unable to say? Amen
What else does Macbeth think he “hath murdered”? Sleep
Identify two metaphors that describe healing of power of sleep, an escape that Macbeth will no longer enjoy? 1)Sleep knits up the raveled of care2)Death of each days life, sore laborer
What is Macbeth’s irrational concern about his hands? The blood has stained
What does Lady Macbeth do with the bloody daggers? Plants them on the guards
Lady Macbeth commands husband to act naturally and pretend as though he’s been asleep all night. Yet his guilt plagues him, when Macbeth wishes that the knocking would what? Stop
Macbeth answers gate, Macduff leaves stage to go awaken king, several strange things happened in the night. What were they? 1)Chaos prophesying in accents terrible2)Chimneys were blown down3)Screams of death4)Owls hooting5)Earthquakes
Who discovers that King Duncan is dead? Macduff
Why is Macduff’s concern about Lady Macbeth an example of dramatic irony? Ladies are too weak to speak of death, but she planned the murder
Paraphrase Macbeth’s ironic statement? He murdered Duncan and doesn’t wish it
What has Macbeth done that was not part of the original plan? Killed the guards
Concerned about Macduff’s questioning of her husband’s intentions, Lady Macbeth did what? Fakes fainting
Banquo says the guards wouldn’t have murdered Duncan on their own initiative. What is Macduff’s response? He agrees with Banquo that they should investigate
Donalbain recognizes Macbeth’s and intent to what when he says “there’s daggers in men’s smiles; the near in blood, the nearer bloody” Suspicious behavior/murder
The king’s sons decide to flee. Where do Malcolm and Donalbain go? Malcolm goes to England and Donalbain goes to Ireland
Why do they feel threatened? Their father was murdered/Fear for their lives
Unnaturalness of Macbeth’s murder of King Duncan is seen in three unusual events which occurred during the night: What are the events? 1)Remains dark2)Owl killed a falcon3)Duncan’s horses run wild/ate each other
Identify scone? Where Scottish Kings are crowned
Identify fife? Where Macduff’s castle is
Who is to be crowned the new king of Scotland? Macbeth
Who will not attend the coronation? Macduff

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