Macbeth Act 1
Terms in this set (21)
What is the atmosphere of the witches in the first scene?
Dark, scary, and omnious.
What are the witches plans?
To mess with Macbeth.
What is the nature of the war when Scotland is involved?
Frieghtning to the people lead by the thane of Cawdor.
What reward is given to Macbeth for his role in the war?
Thane of Quarter.
What predictions are made for Macbeth?
That he will be Thane of Glam, Thane of Quarter, and King.
What predictions are made for Banquo?
Less than Macbeth and greater, not so happy yet happier.
How are Macbeth and Banquo reacting differently to the predictions?
Banquo thinks the witches are crazy.
What is foil?
An opposite character.
Who is the foil for Macbeth?
How does King Duncan feel towards Macbeth and Banquo?
He thinks Macbeth is a brave fighter, he respects them.
How does Macbeth feel about Duncan?
He likes Duncan.
When Lady Macbeth hears of the witches predictions in the letter, what are her thoughts?
That they will come true.
What is ironic about the speeches that Duncan and Banquo make as they approach Macbeth's castle?
Full gratitude and kindness. (There's a murder plan)
In Macbeth's first major soliloquy what reasons does he give for not wanting to kill Duncan?
Thoughts of murder makes him feel that he does not know who he is anymore.
How does Lady Macbeth convince him to go on with the murder?
Questioning his man-hood.
What are the Macbeth's plans?
Kill him in his sleep.
What major theme has reappeared in Act 1?
Blind ambition and deception.
Does Macbeth control his own future or does someone else control his fate?
Who is the more powerful character in this Act?
What does the device of the aside used by Macbeth convey to the audience about his character?
At the begining he does not want to kill Duncan, then he's going to go through with it.
What is blank verse?
Unrhymed verse (Iambic Pantamiter)