English Act 2 Macbeth

What “cursed thoughts” does Banquo have? he is suspicious of Macbeth, haunted by the witches prophecies
Banquo would be suspicous because he saw witches prophecy, he saw how mc reacted
What lie does Macbeth tell Banquo? he has no thoughts of the witches
What is the meaning of Banquo’s answer to Macbeth? he is going to be loyal as king as long as I dont have to be disloyal to Duncan
What causes Macbeth to think he sees a dagger? he is nervous/guilty about killing Duncan so he hallucinates
At the end of Scene 1, a bell rings. What is the significance of this? its time to murder Duncan (the time is right)
what was to be lady macbeth’s role in murder? 1) get the guards drunk, 2) stay with them until they pass out, 3) ring the bell when its time to murder
What omen of death does Lady Macbeth hear? an owl screeching (sign of death)
Why does Lady Macbeth say she didn’t commit the murder herself? sleeping Duncan looked like her dad
What words about himself does Macbeth believe he hears? “Macbeth is murdered sleep” meaning he wont ever be able to sleep in peace again
How did Macbeth mismanage the murder? he forgot to leave the dagger
what mistake did lady macbeth make? she told Macbeth to wash his hands before he went and smeared the blood on the guards
Both Macbeth and his lady comment upon the effectiveness of water in cleansing away their involvement in the deed. How do they differ? Lady Mac thinks if you get rid of the evidence then you didnt do it, but Mac is filled with guilt
Why has Macduff come to Macbeth’s castle? to be at Duncan’s command
What unusual things happened to Macduff and Lennox during the night? screams during the night, stormy nigh with chimineys being blown down t, screech of death (owl), the earth trembled
Who discovers the murder? Macduff
Why does Macbeth kill the king’s men? so they won’t talk and try to prove their innocnece or accuse him
how many people have been killed by Macbeth at this point at this point Macbeth has killed 3 people
Why might Lady Macbeth pretend to faint? to take the attention off Macbeth so he wont say something and mess up
What actions do Malcolm and Donalbain take? where do each of them go they flee the country, go separate ways Maclolm goes to England and Donalblain goes to Ireland
Ross and the Old Man discuss the strange events occurring. How are these strange events similar? they are all unnatural acts (shows that nature is out of whack) ; an owl killed a falcon, dark during the day, horses ate each other, children are killing their parents
How does popular opinion account for the murder? people think Malcolm and Donalbain did it (hired the kings guards to do it)
Who has been named king?where did he go to be crowned Macbeth, he went to Scone to be crowned
Why does Macduff not plan to attend Macbeth’s coronation? he’s suspicious of Macbeth’s rapid succesion of the throne
kings castle Foress
Macduff’s home Fife
Name the characters who have shown they are suspicious of Macbeth’s rapid ascent to the throne Banquo and Macduff
“to know my deed, ‘twerp best not know myself” Mac to Lady it’s better to be lost in my thoughts than aware of what I have done
“A little water clears us of this deed.” -lady macbeth to macbeth -water will clean their hands in a physical sense and she plans for it to wash away her guilt
Macbeth’s castle inverness