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Macbeth act 1 act 2
Terms in this set (28)
What is the point of the first scene literally and in reference to the whole play?
Witches are deciding when to meet again, sets the mood for entire play
What does Duncan call Macbeth when he hears Macbeth has defeated Macdonwald?
A valiant cousin, worthy gentleman
Who is sentenced to death?
Thane of Cawdor
What do the witches predict for Macbeth?
Thane of Cawdor & King
What do the witches predict for Banquo?
He will be the father of kings
What news does Ross bring Macbeth?
Ross tells Macbeth that Macbeth now holds the title of the Thane of Cawdor.
What does Banquo say about the "instrument of darkness"?
They often tell of good things which may happen without telling of consequences
Malcolm describes Cawdor's last moments before execution. What is Duncan's reply?
You can't tell what is in a person's heart by looking at his face.
Macbeth says, "Stars, hide your fires, Let not light see my black and deep desires." What are Macbeth's desires?
he wants to be king
After Lady Macbeth reads the letter, what does she tell us is her opinion of Macbeth, and how does she plan to help him?
He s a good person and is too nice. She will convince him to kill Duncan
What is Lady Macbeth's "prayer" to the spirits after she learns Duncan is coming?
for the spirits to make her as cruel and ruthless as she can be
What advice does Lady Macbeth give Macbeth when he arrives home?
She tells him he must learn to look innocent even when his heart is full of evil. He has to
learn to hide his true feelings.
What are Macbeth's arguments to himself against killing Duncan?
Macbeth is Duncan's kinsman and subject. Duncan is a good and popular king; his death would bring sorrow to Scotland.
What arguments does Lady Macbeth use to convince Macbeth to commit the murder?
She tells him not to be a coward, but to be a man and go get what he wants.
What is Lady Macbeth's plan?
She will drug the king's guards. Macbeth will then go into the king's room and kill him.
What is macbeths lie to baquo about the witches predictions?
He doesn't even think of them
What is the signal lady Macbeth gives to her husband to let him know she took care of the guards?
She will ring a bell
What excuse does Lady Macbeth give for not killing Duncan herself?
He looked like her father sleeping there.
After Macbeth kills Duncan, he goes to Lady Macbeth and is concerned about not being able to say "Amen." What is her advice to him?
Don't think about it to much.
Macbeth is worried about hearing a voice saying, "Macbeth does murder sleep." What does Lady Macbeth tell him to do?
Get some water and forget about it
Why won't Macbeth take the daggers back to the scene of the crime?
He can't bear to look at Duncan
Who was knocking?
Macduff and Lennox
What three things does drinking provoke?
nose-painting, sleep, and urine
How does Lennox describe the night, and what is Macbeth's response?
Lennox says it was terrible predicted confusing times, Macbeth says it was rough
What did Macduff discover?
What excuse did Macbeth give for killing the guards, why did he really?
He was infuriated by Duncan's murder, he wanted to get rid of witnesses
Why do Malcolm and Donalbain leave?
They fear that the king's murderer will be after them, too. They also don't want to be accused
Why does Ross not believe Malcolm and Donalbain were responsible for Duncan's murder?
He says it is against nature --it's not something they would do
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