Upgrade to remove ads
Macbeth Final Test (Denchfield/Nigro)
Terms in this set (45)
King James I
- Shakespeare wrote the tragedy for this person
- was obsessed with witches
- Stuart (Scottish)
- wrote book about witches
11th century Scottish King
thought to be the father of the first Stuart kings, but most likely never existed
- his book (semi-fictional history) inspired the play
- in book: Macbeth had reasonable claim to the throne, Banquo is an accomplice to murder, and lady Macbeth is rather insignificant
A Scottish thane who is tempted to murder the king for personal gain
A pushy wife who seeks to benefit from her husband's rise to power
Three Witches (Weïrd sisters)
evil hags who plant the seed of murder in Macbeth's mind
A thane who is loyal to the king (and found his body) and who opposes Macbeth and eventually kills him
A benevolent Scottish king who has been generous to Macbeth
Duncan's son and a prince (heir to the throne)
Three witches meet Macbeth; Macbeth is given the title "Thane of Cawdor"; the king comes Macbeth's house and name Malcolm his heir; Macbeth decides not to kill Duncan and then Lady Macbeth convinces him and he decides to kill him
Banquo says he is tempted by prophecies; Macbeth kills Duncan; Lady Macbeth plants daggers; Malcolm and Donalbain flee; Ross and old man and Macduff talk; Macbeth is chosen king
Banquo suspects Macbeth; Macbeth has Banquo killed; Fleance escapes; Macbeth sees Banquo's ghost; the witches meet with Hecate and plan to mess more with Macbeth; lords suspect Macbeth
Witches meet Macbeth again; they tell him more prophecies about not being killed and show him apparitions; Lady Macduff and son are killed; Malcolm tests Macduff and then they plan to gather troops
Lady Macbeth talks/walks in sleep; troop in Birnam Wood assemble with tree boughs for cover; Lady Macbeth is dead (suicide); Macbeth decides to fight in the field not castle; Macbeth kills young Siward and then fights Macduff who kills Macbeth; Malcolm is now king
-struggle between a literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character, which drives the dramatic action of the plot
Ex: fight with Macbeth and Macduff
- psychological struggle within the mind of a literary or dramatic character, the resolution of which creates the plot's suspense
Ex: Macbeth's guilt, whether or not to listen to Lady Macbeth, how to get what he wants/plot to do all he does
- when a speaker breaks off from addressing one party and instead addresses a third party
Ex: - "Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here"
- "Come, thick night, And Pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell..."
- "Is this a dagger which I see before me..."
- a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character.
Ex: - Banquo and Duncan comment on how the air is "delicate" and how the castle "hath a pleasant seat". As readers we knew Macbeth is planning on killing soon.
- occurs when incongruity appears between expectations of something to happen, and what actually happens instead
Ex: macbeth kills Duncan because he wants the power, but he does not enjoy being king; Lady Macbeth feels no guilt throughout story (macbeth does) but she kills herself with guilt in the end
- long detailed communication between characters
Ex: - captain to Duncan: "Doubtful it stood, As two spent swimmers that do cling together...And he fixed his head upon our battlements"
- thinking out loud so audience knows character thoughts; character is alone (or so he thinks)
Ex: - Lady Macbeth talks to her self bout how Macbeth is too full "o' th' milk of human kindness"...
- (Short) whispering between characters or one character muttering under his breath
Ex: - Macbeth to Banquo: "Think upon what hath chanced, and at more time, ..."
-a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction
- a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.
Ex: - "When the battle's lost and won."
- "Fair is foul, and foul is fair."
- "Lesser than Macbeth and greater."
- "Not so happy, yet much happier."
- "That would make good of bad and friends of foes"
- five feet, each foot has unstressed then stressed syllable which equals 10 syllables total
- Shakespeare uses it in much of his writing.
Act 1, Scene 1
Spoken by three witches as they bid goodbye after talking about Macbeth for the first time
"Fair is foul and foul is fair. / Hover through the fog and filthy air."
Act 1, Scene 4
Spoken by King Duncan as he talks to his son about the Thane of Cawdor's execution
"There's no art / to find the mind's construction in the face"
Act 1, Scene 4
Spoken by Macbeth to himself after finding out that Duncan named Malcolm Prince of Cumberland
"Stars, hide your fires; / let not light see my black and deep desires"
Act 1, Scene 5
Spoken by Lady Macbeth to Macbeth telling him how to act on the king's visit
"... look like th' innocent flower, / but be the serpent under't."
Act 1, Scene 7
Spoken by Macbeth to Lady Macbeth after he decides to kill Duncan
"False face must hide what the false heart doth know."
Act 2, Scene 1
Spoken by Macbeth to himself as he hallucinates a dagger and knows this is the last chance to reevaluate before killing Duncan
"Is this a dagger which I see before me, / The handle toward my hand?"
Act 2, Scene 2
Spoken by Lady Macbeth to herself when she doubts that Macbeth successfully killed Duncan and that they might still be in trouble for an attempt
"The attempt and not the deed / Confounds us."
Act 2, Scene 2
Spoken by Macbeth when having conversation with Lady Macbeth when he hears voices and believes he will be haunted forever, always in a fit of wakefulness
"Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor / Shall sleep no more."
Act 2, Scene 2
Spoken by Lady Macbeth to Macbeth showing she doesn't have the same guilt as he
"A little water clears us of this deed."
Act 2, Scene 4
Spoken by Donalbain to Malcolm when they decide to flee Scotland
"There's daggers in men's smiles; The near in blood, The nearer bloody."
Act 3, Scene 2
Spoken by Lady Macbeth to Macbeth, reminding Macbeth when he is upset over killing Duncan
"Things without all remedy / should be without regard: What's done is done."
Act 3, Scene 2
Spoken by Macbeth to Lady Macbeth when he fears Banquo and is upset about killing Duncan
"O, full of scorpions is my mind..."
Act 3, Scene 6
Spoken by Hecate to the witches as they plan to mess with Macbeth more
"And you all know security / Is mortals' chiefest enemy."
Act 4, Scene 1
Spoken by Macbeth aside after going to the witches to here more prophecies and hearing Macduff has fled to England
"From this moment / The very firstlings of my heart shall be / the firstlings of my hand."
Act 5, Scene 1
Spoken by Lady Macbeth in her sleep when she is seeing things (and is in front of doctor and gentlewoman)
"Out, damned spot! Out, I say"
Act 5, Scene 5
Spoken by Macbeth when Seyton brings him the news that Lady Macbeth is dead
"Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow / Creeps in this petty pace from day to day."
Act 5, Scene 5
Spoken by Macbeth when he hears Lady Macbeth is dead
"Out, out, brief candle! / Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player / That struts and frets his hour upon the stage / And then is heard no more."
Number of murderers for when killing Banquo
This is weird because Macbeth talked to one less than this number. It could be someone we know. Macbeth maybe... We don't know
1. Armed Head
2. Bloody Child
3. Child Crowned, with a tree in hand
4. Eight kings, the eighth with a glass in hand, and then Banquo last
Apparitions Macbeth sees
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
Macbeth - Scene Summaries
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
américa solidaria: una oportunidad para servir
vivir en uruguay vocabulario
Macbeth Test Practice
las mariposas monarcas