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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


banquo hears the weird sisters prophecies with


he was a gentleman on whom i built an absolute trust... (1.4.) is spoken by


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


in macbeth, the real conflict occurs between

Good and Evil

banquos ghost appears


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)


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)


figure of speech "nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse/ the curtain'd sleep." (2.1.50)


fig. of speech "fair is foul and foul is fair" 1.2.11


fig of speech "i'll be myself the harbinger, and make joyful the hearing of my wife, with your approach." 1.4.45-46


fig of speech "the wine of life is drawn, and more lees/is left this vault to brag of" 2.3.93-94


fig of speech "sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care" 2.2.36


fig of speech "this even-handed justice/commends th'ingredience of our poisoned chalice." 1..11-12


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


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)


traditional coronation site for scottish kings


sixteenth c. author who provided the source for the majority of the play macbeth


a tale told by an idiot


location of the palace of the king of scotland


actor's comment intended for the audience but not for others on the stage


first to notice lady macbeth's changed condition


clan chieftain


actress' speech made to herself while alone on stage


goddess of witchcraft and sorcery


an outcome of events contrary to what was expected


out damned spot! out I say! 5.1.33

Lady Macbeth

ay, in the catalogue ye go for men 3.1.91


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


knock knock knock! Who's there, i'the name of Beelzebub 2.3.2-3


fit to govern? no, not to live 4.3.102


by the pricking of my thumbs / something wicked this way comes 4.1.44-45


there's daggers in men's smiles 2.4.165


fair is foul and foul is fair 1.1.12


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


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