|What does the doctor see in the sleepwalking scene, and what does he speculate about the causes for what he sees?
||The doctor sees that Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking and suspects that it is a supernatural phenomenon caused by an unnatural deed, which is in this case murder. He says that Lady Macbeth needs God, not an earthly doctor.
|Explain Angus’ statement regarding Macbeth in the following line: “Now does he feel his title/Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe/upon a dwarfish thief.”
||He says that his title is too great for how cowardly he is. His army only fights for him because they are forced to, not because they are loyal to him. He is hiding, overconfident, in fortified Dunsinane.
|Explain the significance of the line, “All the perfumes in Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.”
||Lady Macbeth is unable to mask the scent of blood on her hands with anything, signifying the guilt of murder she is unable to rid herself of.
|What does Macbeth say when he hears of Lady Macbeth’s death?
||Macbeth said she would have died hereafter anyway. He begins a soliloquoy pondering life.
|What does Macbeth’s reaction to Lady Macbeth’s death reveal about their relationship and his state of mind?
||It reveals that he feels little for her anyway. He feels quite indifferent towards the people in his life. He feels hopeless and does not value life.
|How does Macbeth feel about life when he hears the news of his wife’s death?
||Macbeth feels hopeless and no longer values life. He says that time creeps slowly and life has no meaning. It indicates his lack of will to live.
|Who becomes king after Macbeth?
||Malcolm becomes king after Macbeth.
|Of what was Macbeth thinking when he said, “Why should I play the Roman fool and die on my own sword?”
||Mcabeth was referring to the practice of falling on their swords when Roman generals lost a battle. Rather, Macbeth would prefer to use his sword to kill his enemies.
|Explain how the witches’ prophecy is fulfilled realtive to “for none of woman born/Shall harm Macbeth.”
||Macduff fulfills the witches’ prophecy as he is not of “woman born”, as he was delivered through a c section. Therefore, he was able to kill Macbeth.
|How is the witches’ prophecy fulfilled relative to Birnam Wood?
||Thw witches prophesized that Macbeth would not be defeated until Birnam Wood rises up to battle him. This is fulfilled when the English army concealed their numbers from Macbeth’s spies by holding branches fro Birnam Wood. This army would eventually defeat him.