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What kind of atmosphere is created by the witches in the beginning of the play?
What do the witches plan to do? (act 1, scene 1)
They plan to meet upon the heath, after the battle, to confront macbeth
What does the quote "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" mean?
(all witches) everything we delight, as humans, is evil to other human beings (and vice versa)
Do the witches know which way the battle will go?
Yes- they say that everything is not what it seems
What does the wounded sergeant report regarding Macbeth's performance in battle?
That Banquo and Macbeth have defeated the Thane of Cawdor
How does Macbeth defeating the Thane of Cawdor affect your impression of Macbeth?
It shows that Macbeth is very brave
How does King Duncan reward Macbeth?
$10,000 and the tittle of "Thane of Cawdor"
Why does the king reward Macbeth?
for his bravery in battle
What is Banquo's first impression of the three weird sisters?
He thinks they are supposed to be women but the beards are throwing them off
What do the witches predict for Macbeth and Banquo?
They predict that Macbeth will become king and Banquo will produce a king
Why doesn't Macbeth believe what the witches tell him?
It doesn't make sense- the current kin has heirs
Why does Macbeth change his mind about believing the witches?
immediately after they tell him everything, he became the Thane of Cawdor- wants to be king
What doe Macbeth's asides reveal about his changing attitude?
Macbeth has a desire to be king and wants to come up with a way to get rid of Duncan so he can become king
What happens that makes the crown seem farther from Macbeth's grasp?
Duncan announces that the heir to the throne will be his son, Malcolm
What is the relationship between Banquo and Duncan?
they are friends- good relationship
What is the relationship between Macbeth and Duncan?
Macbeth wants to kill Duncan so that he can be king
"Yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full of milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way."
(Lady Macbeth) I warry about whether or not you have what it takes to seize the crown. You are filled with too much kindness
Why does Lady Macbeth request that the spirits "unsex" her?
She wants to "man up" and be brave- no emotions should come in her way
Is Lady Macbeth ambitious for herself or for her husband?
She wants her husband to be king so that she will have more power (ambitious for herself)
What is the main reason Macbeth offers for killing the king?
wants power of being king
What is the main reason Macbeth offers for not killing the king?
Macbeth is his kinsman, he is a strong leader, hasn't done anything wrong
What is Lady Macbeth's winning argument that persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan?
She has a plan- they will kill Duncan but blame it on the "drunk" guards. She also says that she would kill her own child if she didn't follow through
Why is Banquo troubled and unable to sleep?
He is having dark thoughts and is worried that Macbeth might try to kill the King
When Banquo asks Macbeth about the three weird sisters, Macbeth says, "I think not of them." What is the irony of this response?
He HAS been thinking about them. So much that he is going to try and kill the king
What is the significance of the dagger that Macbeth sees?
It represents that Macbeth feels torn between guilt and temptation about the murder of Duncan
What is the significance of the ringing bells?
It means death- it is time for Macbeth to kill Duncan
What is the difference in attitude between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth after the murder?
Macbeth feels very guilty and Lady Macbeth is happy because she feels powerful
Why is Macbeth concerned that he could not say, "Amen"?
The act he performed wasn't "christian"
How does the weather foretell the evil deeds that have happened?
the weather is stormy
Macduff seeks to shield Lady Macbeth from the details of the muder, saying, "O gentle lady, 'Tis not for you to hear what I can speak." Explain the irony here
She actually knows that Duncan is dead
What actions does Macbeth take when he sees the sleeping grooms?
He kills them
How does Macbeth rationalize killing the grooms?
He loves the king so much- did it out of hatred
WHat do Malcolm and Donalbain plan to do?
What are the rumors regarding Malcolm and Donalbain?
They killed their father
How does Macbeth motivate the murderers to carry out the deed?
Blaims Banquo for all their problems in life
Is Lady Macbeth as happy as she thought she would be?
no- she feels guilty
Why didn't Macbeth tell his wife of his plans to kill Banquo?
Because he was the one who pushed him to start all of this killing- doesn't want her to feel guilty
In what way do the murderers succeed in their mission
They kill Banquo
In what way do the murderers fail in their mission?
Fail to kill his sons
What is Macbeth's reaction to the news of the murderers' deeds?
He is okay- thinks sons aren't a threat at the moment
How does Macbeth react to Banquo's ghost?
Filled with depression and guilt
What excuse does Lady Macbeth offer for her husband's behavior?
Says he has been sick since he was a child and often has out bursts
Explain the line: "We are yet but young in deed"
(Macbeth) they are new to the ways of crime
What weapon does Hecate plan to use against Macbeth?
confusion and sense of security
According to Lennox the Lord, what kind of ruler has Macbeth become?
What is the difference in attitude toward the witches which Macbeth now displays?
Now, Macbeth is willing to listen and trust what they are saying
What predictions do each of the witches make?
Soldier's head- fear Macduff
Bloody Baby- no man born of a woman shall harm Macbeth
Child w/tree- cannot lose battle until Birnam woods move towards him
Why doesn't Lady Macduff leave after the messenger brings a warning?
She says she has done nothing wrong
What does Lady Macduff say about the state of the world?
It's an imperfect world. It doesn't matter that she did no harm, she still has to leave
Why does Malcolm fear Macduff?
He left his family in Scottland
What moves Macduff to take on Macbeth as an enemy?
Messanger tells him Macbeth has murdered wife and children
To which even does Lady Macbeth refer in her sleepwalking scene?
Why does the doctor say that she needs divine help rather than a physician?
Doctor can't help relieve guilt
Why does the doctor keep quiet about his suspicions?
afraid of Macbeth
What is Macbeth's only source of strength?
The predictions the witches made
What regrets does Macbeth express regarding his life?
realizes he has chosen a bad lifestyle- can't be honest with anyone
How is he unrealistic in demanding the doctor to heal his wife?
Can't just fix her- she is guilty. Doctor can't do anything
Why does Malcolm instruct his soldiers to cut branches from the trees?
What is Macbeth's response to the death of his wife?
He is very calm and says that she was bound to die someday
How does Macbeth feel about the effect of time on humanity?
there is no point to life- you just die
How is Macduff able to kill Macbeth without breaking the prophecy?
born with a c sectoin
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