Macbeth Act III, IV, V
"Macbeth" vocab literary terms
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Not able to be dissolved or undone.
Fearless; cannot be intimidated.
Physical or mental defect; illness.
Ill will; spitefulness.
Showing good judgment.
Lack of restraint.
Tending to believe too readily.
the language that writers use to recreate sensory experiences and stir emotions. Helps you to see, hear, smell, and taste, rather than reading and just listening to the words.
when the words or actions of a character take on a meaning for the audience or readers different from the one the character intends.
how Macbeth's troubles are growing
the main purpose of act III is to show
it represents dramatic irony
Macbeth seeing Banquo's ghost represents what literary element?
he wants to see what troubles are in store for him.
why does Macbeth want to visit the witches again?
Macbeth doesn't trust anyone and wants to make sure the job got done.
what is the purpose of Macbeth sending the Third Murderer to kill Banquo?
to foreshadow the fall of Macbeth.
what is the main purpose of Act IV?
That macbeth doesn't have any children to inherit the throne. (no male heirs)
what does Macbeth mean when he says, "Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown/ And put a barren scepter in my gripe..."?
In the final battle, Macbeth fights bravely even after he learns he will die.
What reminds us that Macbeth still has some noble qualities?
To reinforce the idea that Macbeth is a victim of his tragic flaw.
Why does Shakespeare have Macbeth display certain admirable traits at the end of the play?
Murdered men don't stay in their graves, they rise again.
In the banquet scene, what complaint does Macbeth make about murdered men?
Malcolm tests Macduff by claiming to be worse than Macbeth.
How does Malcolm test Macduff?
Lady Macbeth is a catalyst. (Macbeth has considered the murder, but she fuels the fire.)
What role does Lady Macbeth play in Macbeth's choice of evil?
The doctor sees Lady Macbeth acting like she's washing her hands and muttering about blood and ill deeds. He speculates that she has been involved in evil. (Unnatural things)
What does the doctor see in the sleepwalking scene, and what does he speculate about the cause for what he sees?
-At first, Macbeth is aghast at the thought of murder, yet by the end he is wiping out entire families.
-Lady Macbeth pushed the idea of killing Duncan, yet in the ends, she cannot live with the guilt.
-Macbeth sees visions at first in the play, but later on Lady Macbeth starts to see visions.
How have Macbeth and Lady Macbeth reversed roles by the end of the play?
"She should've died hereafter." (Lady Macbeth was going to die sooner or later anyways.)
What does Macbeth say when he hears of Lady Macbeth's death?
Macbeth says that their words were ambiguous and intentionally misleading.
What does Macbeth say about the witches when he learns that Birman Wood is apparently moving and that Macduff "was from his mother's womb/ untimely ripped"?
Macbeth realizes that he may be vulnerable, after all.
What growing realization do these statements about the witches seem to reflect?
At the end of/in Act V, who is hailed as the king?
Tragic Hero, Tragic Flaw, Comic Relief...
What are some of the elements of Shakespearean tragedy in Macbeth?
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