English 4 Macbeth Acts 1-3

Where does the play begin? Scotland
Describe the weather. There is a great storm with thunder and lightning
Why will the three witches meet again? to cast a spell on Macbeth
_________is the site of Duncans castle Forres
Who prompted the uprising against the King? Macdonwald and the Thane of Cawdor
What does the Captain tell the King Duncan about Macbeths battlefield deeds? he fought with bravery and honor and he led them to victory
What does the King learn from Ross about the Thane of Cawdors activities? He is a traitor, he went to Macdonwalds side
What reward for victory does Macbeth receive almost immediately from the King? he becomes Thane of Cawdor
What do the three witches predict (a) for Macbeth and (b) for Banquo? a. he will become Thane of Cawdor and Kingb. he will have a line of Kings
What happens to the Thane of Cawdor? he was executed for treason
Why, despite the witches predictions , does Macbeth have reason to doubt that he will succeed as King? because King Duncans son Malcolm is heir to the throne
How does Lady Macbeth first learn of the witches predictions regarding Macbeth? Macbeth wrote her a letter with all of the details included
What in Macbeths personality does she fear may thwart his ambition? his loyalty to King Duncan , he is too kind, he is honorable
What action does Lady Macbeth plan to take during the Kings visit? What is her plan? she plans to drug King Duncan’s guards wine and then go to King Duncans room to kill him and frame the guards for the murder.
What warning does Banquo offer to Macbeth? Banquo tells Macbeth to make sure that he doesnt get caught in a trap; cinsider the source
In Scene VI, what is the irony in the description of the air surrounding Macbeths castle? its ironic because the castle seems peaceful on the outside but on the inside a murder is being planned
When Act II begins, _____ has trouble sleeping. Why? Banquo; he is afraid of what Macbeth might do
In Scene I Macbeth hallucinates and imagines he sees a ______. bloody dagger
______kills Duncan. How? Why-what was his motivation? Macbeth;he stabs him to death;he wants to be King
Duncan is buried with his ancestors at_________. Where? Colmekill; a small island off Scotland’s coast
Where does Macbeth’s coronation take place? Scone
How does Lady Macbeth get blood on her hands? she smeared blood on the guards to frame them for Duncans murder
After King Duncan is murdered, Macbeth thinks he hears someone say that he (Macbeth) has murdered ______. sleep
______suspects that Macbeth is responsible for Duncan’s murder and refuses to attend _______ Macduff;coronation
_____notes that there are “daggers in mens _____'”. What does he mean? Donalbain;smiles; they dont know who they should trust
*In Scene 4 Ross and the Old Man discuss many unnatural events that they believe occur as a result of the political turmoil. Identify three of these events. 1. An owl killed a falcon2.Duncan’s horses broke their stalls and turned wild3. Daylight seemed like night.
_______discovers Duncans body. Macduff
Malcolm and Donalbain leave Macbeths castle because_________. they fear for their lives
Why does Ross have doubts about accepting the grooms as the murderers? because they have nothing to gain from the murders
Explain the irony in Lady Macbeth’s remark “A little water clears us of this deed” ? it will clean away the blood, but it wont clear their conscience`
In your opinion,who is more responsible for Duncans murder- Macbeth or Lady Macbeth? I think that Lady Macbeth is more responsible because she kept pressuring Macbeth to murder Duncan
In Scene 3 , the porter pretends that he is guarding the entrance to hell. What is ironic about the porter’s fiction? Macbeth turned his house into a hell because he committed murder
What are the three questions that Macbeth asks Banquo in the beginning of the act? 1. When is he leaving?2. Where is he going?3. Is Fleance going with him?
How is Banquo, by nature, superior to Macbeth? Unlike Macbeth, Banquo keeps his ambitions in check.
Summarize 61-69. What does Macbeth acknowledge? Macbeth has no one to pass the throne to. He sold his soul to the Devil for nothing. Banquo will still have a line of Kings
In Scene 1 , why does Macbeth hire murders instead of exercise his power as King and order the execution of his intended victims? he doesnt want to arouse suspicion. He killed them so that no one can connect him to the murders. He doesnt want Fleance to benefit from Banquos murder.
What persuasive tactics does Macbeth use of the murderers? he convinces them that Banquo is their enemy
Describe the change that has taken place in Lady Macbeth since Act 2. she thought that Macbeth being King would bring them closer, but it is tearing them apart
What mistakes do the murderers make? they let Banquos son Fleance escape
Has gaining the throne brought Macbeth and Lady Macbeth the happiness they expected? Explain. No, instead of getting rid of their problems they now have more problems
Who is Hecate? the Queen of the Three Witches
Why do Banquo and Fleance dismount and walk their horses through the dark courtyard? to let their horses cool down
Macbeth remarks that his mind is full of______. scorpions
In lines 92-101, Macbeth compares people to______. Explain. dogs; he says that there are different kinds of dogs and there are different types of people
_______ goes to England to gather forces to depose Macbeth. Macduff
In the extended Banquet scene, Macbeth chastises Banquo for being absent. The irony of the speech lies in the fact that __________________________. He knows that Banquo is dead and he knows that Banquo is there in spirit.