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macbeth

STUDY
PLAY
macbeth is mainly written in
blank verse
screw your courage to the sticking place/and we'll not fail
lady macbeth
macbeth contains
two humorous scenes
the play opens with
a meeting of witches
as the play begins, macbeth has been engaged in bloody combat against the army of
norway
banquo hears the weird sisters prophecies with
curiousity
he was a gentleman on whom i built an absolute trust... (1.4.) is spoken by
duncan
the chief lesson to be learned from macbeth is that
evil is always punished
nothing in his life/became hiim like the leaving it (1.4.8) is spoken about
cawdor
in macbeth, the real conflict occurs between
Good and Evil
banquos ghost appears
thrice
before the banquet held in his honour, macbeth questions banquo about his journey because
he needs the information to plan banquo's death
macbeth fears banquo because
the witches have prophesied that banquo's children will inherit macbeth's crown
macbeth sends
murderers to assassinate banquo
lady macbeth
finds little peace and contentment, though her desires have been met
lady macbeth
remains ignorant of the plan to murder banquo
when the murderers attack banquo and his son fleance
fleance escapes
when he first sees banquo's ghost, macbeth
finds that the ghost is sitting in his chair
lennox's speech at the end of act 3, shows that the nobles
are becoming suspicious of macbeth
the second time macbeth meets the witches, the first apparition tells him
to beware macduff
as lady macbeth sleepwalks, she acts as if she
is washiing her hands
as lady macbeth sleepwalks, she refers
to all the murders macbeth has taken part in
the doctor tells macbeth his wife is
troubled mentally rather than physically
macbeth bolsters his confidence by
reminding himself of the witches' prophecies
part of malcolm's strategy lies in
disguising his troop movements by using tree branches
after his wife's death, macbeth
sees life as a tale told by an idiot, signifying nothing
macbeth begins to fear his fate when he is told
that birnam wood has come to dunsinane
once the battle begins, macbeth
acts as the great soldier he was in act 1
macbeth is terrified of macduff when he learns
that macduff was not of woman born
the elder siward is
gladdened when he learns his son has died a noble death
shakespeare wrote macbeth hoping to impress
king james i
who says, "there's no bottom, none/in my voluptutousness" (4.3.60)
malcolm
which of the following people would act as a foil to macbeth
lady macbeth
macbeth says he hesitates to kill duncan because he
fears the consequences
macbeth's downfall begins when
fleance escapes
figure of speech "i'll drain him dry as hay" (1.3.18)
simile
figure of speech "nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse/ the curtain'd sleep." (2.1.50)
personification
fig. of speech "fair is foul and foul is fair" 1.2.11
oxymoron
fig of speech "i'll be myself the harbinger, and make joyful the hearing of my wife, with your approach." 1.4.45-46
metaphor
fig of speech "the wine of life is drawn, and more lees/is left this vault to brag of" 2.3.93-94
metaphor
fig of speech "sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care" 2.2.36
personification
fig of speech "this even-handed justice/commends th'ingredience of our poisoned chalice." 1..11-12
personification
fig of speech "now does he feel his title / hang loose about him like a giant's robe / upon a dwarfish thief" 5.2.20-22
SIMILE
fig of speech "if chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me/ without my stir" (1.3.144
REPETITION IS WRONG; what is right????
fig of speech "there's daggers in men's smiles" (2.3.138)
metaphor
traditional coronation site for scottish kings
scone
sixteenth c. author who provided the source for the majority of the play macbeth
holinshed
a tale told by an idiot
life
location of the palace of the king of scotland
forres
actor's comment intended for the audience but not for others on the stage
aside
first to notice lady macbeth's changed condition
gentlewoman
clan chieftain
thane
actress' speech made to herself while alone on stage
soliloquy
goddess of witchcraft and sorcery
hecate
an outcome of events contrary to what was expected
irony
out damned spot! out I say! 5.1.33
Lady Macbeth
ay, in the catalogue ye go for men 3.1.91
Macbeth
thou has it now, king, cawdor, ..amis, all / as the weird women promis'd; and i fear/ thou play'dst most foully for 't; 3.1.1-3
Banquo
knock knock knock! Who's there, i'the name of Beelzebub 2.3.2-3
Porter
fit to govern? no, not to live 4.3.102
Macduff
by the pricking of my thumbs / something wicked this way comes 4.1.44-45
Witch
there's daggers in men's smiles 2.4.165
Donalbain
fair is foul and foul is fair 1.1.12
Witch
come you spirits / that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here / and fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full / of direst cruelty! make thick my blood 1,5
Macduff