Macbeth: Act 2

Macbeth has a hallucination. Why? he sees the dagger floating towards his hand because of his feelings of indecision and guilt.
what is the first indication of weakness in Lady Macbeth (line)? “Had he not resembled/ My father as he slept, I had done’t.”
what is the prophetic line for Lady Macbeth? “These deeds must not be thought/ After these ways, so it will make us mad.”
what is the prophetic line for Macbeth? “Macbeth has murdered sleep.”
Contrast Macbeth and Lady Macbeth at the end of scene ii. Macbeth was obviously not prepared for such feelings of guilt. He says the blood on his hands would turn the oceans red. Lady Macbeth however has an immediate and practical answer for everything. She says a little water clears us of this deed.
What is an example of the convention of Elizabethan drama concerning nature? nature reacts violently to an unnatural act like murder
What is meant by “death’s counterfeit”? sleep
What happens in scene iii that is not part of the original murder plan? Macbeth murders the guards who guarded Duncan the night of the murder.
What are the 3 interpretations of Lady Macbeth’s faint? -fake: to stop Macbeth from saying too much-fake: to throw suspicion completely off Macbeth hand herself-real: she realizes the horror of what she and Macbeth have done
Why do Donalbain and Malcolm leave? they know that they are closet to Duncan in blood relationship and they could be the next victims.
What 3 events are revealed in scene iv? -Macbeth will be crowned-Macduff refuses to go to the coronation-Donalbain and Malcolm are suspected of their father’s murder
Where are the Scottish kings’ coronations held? Scone
Where are the Scottish kings buried? Colmekill
What omission will bring tragedy to Macduff and his family? his refusal to go to Macbeth’s coronation
What is the name of Macduff’s castle? Fife
Who discovers Duncan’s murder? Macduff
What 2 noblemen immediately suspect Macbeth? Macduff and Banquo
What is an expository scene? summarizes past events and foreshadows those to come
How does Macbeth explain his murdering the 2 grooms/chamberlains? he says it was in anger when he realized the crime that had been done to his king and guest
What 2 feelings is Macbeth revealing when he says “Had I but died an hour before this chance/ I had lived a blessed time”? he’s telling the truth and he’s pretending to be sorry about Duncan’s murder