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Macbeth Act 1 - DYRQ
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What did the three witches prophesize?
Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor
Macbeth will be king
Banquo's son will be king
Name King Duncan's two sons.
Macomb and Donalbain
"Fair is foul and foul is fair"
Appearances are often deceptive, and things are different from what they appear to be.
What appears beautiful is/will be evil.
What appears evil is/will be beautiful.
Why is Macbeth considered a hero?
Macbeth fought honorably for Duncan against the invading forces, and was named Thane of Cawdor.
What is the dramatic irony in Act 1?
Lady Macbeth and Macbeth are plotting to kill Duncan, Duncan is going over for a dinner party and has no idea, he trusts Macbeth.
"Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root that takes the reason prisoner?"
Banquo is wondering if the witches could actually see supernatural, or if any of it really happened. Or if him and macbeth were on drugs and this interaction with the witches never really happened.
Name the two noblemen who bring Macbeth and Banquo news from King Duncan.
Ross and Angus.
What is an aside?
Lines spoken by a character in a play that are directed at the audience but unheard by the other characters in the play.
"If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me"
Macbeth is saying that what happens will happen; if fate, or "chance," wants him to be king, then it will happen no matter what he does.
Who does King Duncan promise his throne to?
his son, Malcomb
"That is a step On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires. The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see."
Once Macbeth learns that King Duncan has named Malcolm the Prince of Cumberland and next in line for the crown of Scotland, Macbeth isn't content to wait around for "chance" to intervene. He decides that he must take action and take down the obstacles in his path to the throne. He will deal with Duncan first, and later, his sons.
How does Lady Macbeth hear about the three prophecies?
Macbeth wrote it in a letter.
"Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the top-full of direst cruelty."
Lady Macbeth says this because her main desire is to possess masculine traits. She wants to be strong and tough instead of pretty and delicate. She wants this in order to make the murder she is planning to assist/commit easier for her.
"Look like th' innocent flower, but be the serpent under't."
Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth to act polite and have good manners even though deep down you are ambitious, power hungry, and even evil. Act fragile but be prepared to strike like a deadly snake.
In Macbeth's soliloquy, what does he deliberate over?
Whether or not he should commit murder in order to gain power.
How does lady Macbeth plan to get rid of King Duncan?
Murder him and frame the Chamberlains.
"False face must hide what false heart doth know."
Macbeth must use friendly face to mask his evil heart.
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