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permanent perform spaces; plays were more sophisticated, not religous; modeled from ancient greek plays

name three things about elizabethan drama


long speech, usually made by a character who is alone and thus reveals private thoughts and feelings to the audience, but not characters

prophesy, betrayal

what is the central them of act 1

wants power

based on the information in act 1, what appears to be macbeths character flaw

forshadowing events

what role do the witches play in act 1

places high value on bravery and loyalty

based on the information in act 1, what can you infer about king duncan

guilt.. but torn

how might you describe macbeths feelings about the possible assassination of king duncan

isnt man enough

why does lady macbeth think macbeth has a poor chance of achieving power

it tells you the setting, who is entering and leaving, lets reader know asides

what do stage direction give the reader

when battle is over and won; in heath; with macbeth

where, when and with whom will the witches next meet


what role has macbeth played in the battle

thane of carwdor

what title did macbeth EARN

macbeth will be king; banquo's descendents will be king

what do the witches promise macbeth and banquo

that he has to murder the king

as macbeth thinks about what the witches have promised, what horrid image frightens him

making his son, malcom, heir to his throne

what action of duncan upsets macbeth

loyalty and kind

whta does lady macbeth feel is macbeths weakness

for him to be good, while she plots to kill king duncan

what deed does lady macbeth urge her husband to perform

the trail and murder; murder must deal with his conscience

what is the central idea of act 2

reflect natural speech

why did shakespeare probably write in blank verse

at the castle, at night

where and when do macbeth and banquo meet

theyll be asleep during murder

what is lady macbeths purpose on drugging the servants

crickets cry, owl makes noise

what symbol signals that the murder has been accomplished

feels guilty

why does macbeth declare he "will sleep no more"

commenting about his guilt

what does macbeth really mean when he indicates that the blood on his hands will redden all the seas


what symbolizes king duncan in the old mans dialogue

he looked to much like her father

what reason does lady macbeth give for not killing king duncan herself

convinces them that banquo will cause them misery

how does macbeth persuade the two murderers to kill banquo


struggle between 2 forces; creates drama

internal conflict

struggle within a character

external conflict

struggle between 2 characters or a group


point at which the internal and external conflicts are greatest

to expose macbeths troubles

main purpose of act 3

ghost of banquo- he can see him cause hes guilty

what is the cause of macbeths irrational behavior at the banquet

they are new at being criminals

when macbeth says to lady macbeth in scene iv, "we are yet but young in deed," what does she mean?

hes quick to use treachery

by act 3, how has macbeth changed since the beginning of the play

it would be easier for him to kill him

in scene 1, why is macbeth glad that banquo will not be returning to the palace until nightfall

that macbeth killed duncan

when act 3 begins, banquo says he knows what

banquo knows about prophecy

why does macbeth fear banquo

wants to know more about his future

why will macbeth visit the "weird sister" again


the ability to form mental images of things or events

forshadow macbeths downfall

main purpose of act 4

macbeth is evil

when the witch says "something wicked this way comes," you know what?

macbeth knew macduff fled to england; his mind was changed for him

after visiting the witches, why does macbeth initially change his mind and decide not to have macduff killed

full of questions, couragous

how does shakespeare portray macduffs son in act 4

macbeth vs macduff

the end of act 4 foreshadows an important conflict between whom

keep his power

in act 4, what does macbeth think visiting the witches will accomplish

look out for mcduff, no one born from a woman can harm him, he cant be conquered until the vernum wood goes to dunscan hill

what do the three apparitions show macbeth

8 kings and banquo

what is the last image that macbeth sees in scene 4

a guilty conscience is not easily mended

what is the main message of the tragedy of macbeth, act 5, scene 1, which includes lady macbeths sleepwalking scene?


in scene 3, act 5 whay does macbeths behavior toward the servant who comes to deliver a message ultimately show about macbeths character


when macbeth reveals in scene 5 that he has grown impervious to fear and horror, he is underscoring the plays theme of the

when macduff reveals the details of how he was born

at what point does macbeth first begin to realize that he has been tricked by the prophecies


in act 5, in what way does macbeth revert to his former self

to reinforce the idea that macbeth is a victim of his trgaic flaw

why does shakespeare have macbeth display certain admirable traits at the end of the play


in act 5, which of the following represents the resolution of the plot

is completely baffled

when the doctor watches lady macbeth sleepwalking, he


you can infer the doctors in shakespeare's time knew very little about
A. psychology B. emotional distress C. the mind-body connection

be guilty of a crime of treason

when the doctor tells the waiting gentlewoman to take from lady macbeth "the means of all annoyance," it is because he fears that lady macbeth might


when macbeth says "out, out, brief candle!" the word candle refers to

loyal to lady macbeth

in act 5, scene 1, you can tell that the waiting gentlewoman is


lady macbeth kills herself because


at the end of the play, how does macbeths courage in battle affect the reader

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