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Give new iambic pentameter that is used in scene one with the witches: Thrice the grinder cat hath mewed.
stressed, unstressed, stressed, unstressed, stressed, unstressed, stressed,unstressed.
What are three major differences between regular iambic pentameter and the way the witches speak.
There are 8 syllables instead of 10, the stress paterns are different, and the witches have a beat when they talk.
What does the second witch throw in the cauldron?
Body parts of creatures that are referred to as being scary such as the toe of a frog and eye of a newt.
What does the third witch throw in the cauldron?
The third witch throws in body parts of humans and parts of mythical creatures.
What role does Hecate serve in scene 1?
Hecate is the advisor or supervisor of the witches.
When the second witch mentions the tingling of the blood in her thumbs, this means what?
She has a sense that Macbeth will arrive soon and her blood almost summons him.
What does the first apparition teach Macbeth?
The first apparition says that Macduff is Macbeth's real enemy and he should watch for him.
What does the second apparition teach Macbeth?
That no man born of a woman could harm him.
What does the third apparition teach Macbeth?
That Macbeth has time and he should not be worried.
What is the fourth apparition and what is its role?
The fourth apparition is the 8 kings and Banquo that appear together in a line. This apparition displays the family line of Banquo and how Banquo has no descendant after himself.
What does Lennox reveal to Macbeth?
Macduff has fled to England.
What are Lady Macduff's feelings when she discovers that Macduff has fled?
She is angered at her husband and feels abandoned and is now desperate.
What is the analogy that Lady Macduff's son uses?
The analogy of the bird saying that he will step up and live with what he has.
Why does the conversation between Lady Macduff and her son lack iambic pentameter?
Because they are having a chill conversation while the rest of the dialogue in the story is very official because it is between kings and nobles.
What do Macduff and Malcolm discuss in the beginning of science 3?
They discuss the harm that Macbeth can potentially do to them and how they should fear Macbeth.
Why does Macduff decide to leave?
Malcolm makes him realize that it was wrong to leave his wife and son alone in danger.
How does Malcolm relate himself to Macbeth.
Malcom says that he is extremely lustful like Macbeth and that, if he were king, he too would kill nobles for land and eventually destroy everything for its wealth.
What role does the doctor play?
The doctor reveals the king who's magical touch gets rid of the diseases.
Who is the king that the doctor refers too?
King Edward who heals people just by his touch and he is viewed as a saintly person.
What does Ross say when he enters?
He has just arrived from Scotland, and tells Macduff that his wife and children are well. Ross then breaks the news of his wife's death to Macduff.
What is Malcolm's response to Ross?
Malcolm says he will rally up 10,000 troops to fight and defeat Macbeth.
What is Macduff's response to Ross?
He agrees with Malcolm and is infuriated and determines that he needs revenge.
What is the purpose of the 3 witches in Scene I?
To grab the attention of the audience and introduce Macbeth.
What role does the sergeant play in Scene II?
The sergeant gives an explanation of the battle and sets a stage for what is about to occur in the play.
What happened to Cawdor?
He betrayed his side in the war, but Macbeth defeated him and therefore received his title and honor.
What do the witches do when they hear the beat of the drum?
They notice that this means Macbeth is coming so they say a chant and appear before Macbeth and Banquo.
What does Macbeth learn from the witches?
In the future, he will be the king.
What do the witches reveal about Banquo?
That he will not become king, but his children will after the rule of Macbeth.
What happens when Macbeth orders a further explanation from the witches?
The witches do not respond, but rather they disappear.
What do Ross and Angus tell Macbeth?
That the king is very pleased with the work of Macbeth while in battle and that he wants to reward him.
How does King Duncan reward Macbeth?
By giving him the title of the thane of Cawdor after Cawdor is executed.
What does Lady Macbeth read in the beginning of Scene V?
She reads the note sent by her husband, Macbeth, informing her of the news that the witches informed him off.
What news does the messenger bring to Lady Macbeth?
The messenger informs her that the King will be visiting their palace for dinner that night to honor Macbeth.
What is the first thing Macbeth and his wife discuss?
When the King will come and their plot to kill him so that Macbeth will have the right to the throne.
What is the first thing King Duncan notices as he approaches the castle?
He notices the beauty of the castle and the fresh smell in the air.
In the beginning of Scene VII, what are Macbeth's thoughts pertaining to the murder of Duncan?
Macbeth is unsure and uneasy about the act of killing the king althought he knows that it will ultimately benefit him.
How does the conversation between Macbeth and his wife go about King Duncan?
Macbeth tells his wife that he can go no further with the plan of murder, but Lady Macbeth talks him into comitting the murder.
During their argument, what do we learn about Lady Macbeth?
She is more manly and is portrayed as being mean and evil since she says so many violent things.
Who does Macbeth stumble upon at the start of Act 2 after the dinner with the king?
Banquo talking to his son Fleance about the dinner and the prophecies.
What is the sign that Macbeth can kill the King?
The ringing of the bell.
Why was Macbeth worried after the murder?
He heard the voices of the sons of the King, Donalbain, and Malcolm.
What is Lady Macbeth's excuse for not killing the King?
He looked too much like her father.
What didn't Macbeth do that was part of the plan?
He didn't leave the daggers near the guards to frame the murder on them, and therefore Lady Macbeth must do it herself.
What does Lennox ask Macbeth when he wakes?
To see if the king was awake yet because he was ordered to wake him early.
Who delivers the news of the king's murder?
What does Macbeth say when he hears about King'S murder?
He says if he had died an hour earlier his life would have been amazing but that he is incomplete without his King.
How does Lady Macbeth cover up when Macbeth accidentally says the King was murdered?
She pretends to faint so that the attention is turned toward her, not Macbeth.
Where do the Malcolm and Donalbain flee too?
Malcolm to England and Donalbain to Ireland.
What does the old man relate Duncan's death too?
How a hawk was killed by an owl hunting mice.
What does Ross relate Duncan's death too?
The behavior of the horses and the way the wind was moving.
Who does Macduff suspect of the murder and why?
Macduff suspects the sons of Duncan because they fled right after the murder.
Why does Macbeth act so nice and polite to Banquo at the start of Act 3?
To butter him up and make him seem more proud and safe with Macbeth.
How does Banquo talk to Macbeth?
As a king not a friend; he does whatever the king tells him and acts like he doesn't have a choice.
What is the "Royal We"?
The entirety of the kingdom.
Why does Banquo want to ride his horse?
To escape from Macbeth as much as possible and avoid his presence as much as he can.
What could be problematic about Macbeth letting Banquo out of his sight?
The possibility of Banquo spreading rumors about the death of the king and also the spread of the prophecy that only Banquo and Lady Macbeth know of.
Why does Macbeth want to dispose of Banquo?
Bnaquo has a long lineage and line of people to be king after him while Macbeth does not have any children as far as we know.
Why does Macbeth urge Banquo to return to dinner?
So that he can have the two murders do their job of killing Banquo and his son, Fleance.
What are the personalities of the murderers like?
The murderers are very brave, reckless, and there is nothing holding them back.
Why are the men willing to commit murder?
Because they are extremely poor and need to receive money any way they can to live.
What is Macbeth's excuse for not killing Banquo himself?
He could cause too much suspicion and the murder has to happen outside the castle's walls.
What is the character shift in Scene 2?
Lady Macbeth becomes more caring and concerned while Macbeth becomes hostile and violent.
How does Lady Macbeth try to lighten the mood?
She tries to put a smile on his face through jokes and tries to comfort him.
Does Macbeth tell Lady Macbeth about his plan to murder Banquo?
No, but he implies that he has an idea when he tells her that she will find out about how Banquo will be dealt with.
What do the murders accomplish in their attack on Banquo and Fleance?
They kill Banquo but Fleance was able to escape, making it possible for the prohpecy to come true.
What does Macbeth see sitting in his place at dinner?
The ghost of Banquo.
When Macbeth starts speaking to the invisible ghost, how does everybody react?
The think that Macbeth is sick and not feeling well and that they all must leave to give him peace and quiet.
What does Lady Macbeth mean when she questions Macbeth's manlihood?
Lady Macbeth questions his ability to pull it together and stay strong although he committed murder.
In Act V Scene 1, why do the doctor and gentlewoman's conversation lack Iambic Pentameter?
Informal conversation and is now between important people.
Why is the doctor called in?
To deal with Lady Macbeth's sleep-walking because she has gotten up and written notes in the middle of the night.
What is the purpose of Scene 1?
To open up the final act after people came back from an intermission.
What does Lady Macbeth do at the start of Act V?
She confesses all of her sins and pretty much gives a recap of everything that happened.
What is the doctor's reaction to Lady Macbeth?
He says he will never speak of it again and will never tell anyone of her sins.
In Lady Macbeth's first line, what does "out damn spot" refer too?
This means that Lady Macbeth is trying to wash the spot of blood out of her hand.
What does the candle beside Lady Macbeth's bed refer too?
The candle that she walks around with and holds too her face, which is very similar to Macbeth's illusion of the dagger.
What is the purpose of Act V Scene II?
Gives a layout of what is currently happening and the setting of where stuff is happening.
Who is Siward?
Uncle of Malcolm who helps rally in troops.
Where do the soldiers hide and where do they attack?
Birnam Wood to Dunsinane.
Who is Seton?
Macbeth's right hand man who is his assistant and was seen earlier in the play when Macbeth was told of the murderers arrival.
What does Macbeth do when he hears of the attack?
He orders people to do things while putting on his armour in preperation for battle.
What is the moving forest?
Cutting down trees for camaflague and to hide the number of troops the army has. This also fulfills the prophecy that was told to Macbeth.
What does Seton tell Macbeth the woman's cry is?
He says that it is the death of the queen, Lady Macbeth.
What news does the messenger bring?
That the wood in the Birnam forest is starting to move toward the castle.
What is Macbeth's description of life?
Macbeth describes life as using the analogy of a candle how it eventually runs out over time and than becomes nothing.
Who are the 3 main people opposing Macbeth?
Malcolm, Siward, and Macduff.
How does the team against Macbeth feel?
They feel very confident and excited to fight.
What does Young Siward do?
He instigates a fight with Macbeth, but Macbeth ended up killing him.
How does the death of Young Siward make Macbeth feel?
The death gives Macbeth confidence to fight further and win the battle.
How is Macduff able to get to Macbeth so easily?
The soldiers on Macbeth's side are hired and payed to fight for him and do not care who wins or loses.
Was Macduff born from a woman?
No, he was "ripped through his mother's womb" also known as a c-section.
Who win's the fight between Macbeth and Macduff?
Macduff wins, revealed when Macduff carries Macbeth's head on a stick.
How does Malcolm honor everyone who fought?
Malcolm promotes everyone who fought in the battle and gives them more power through naming them all earls.
What does Malcolm say about everyone who fled?
He wants to invite them back to feel safe once again in his kingdom.
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