Act 5 macbeth

What does her sleepwalking reveal about Lady Macbeth’s conscience? she is very guilty
How is her hand washing symbolic? She is trying to wash away imaginary blood and real guilt
Where are the noblemen to meet Malcolm? Near Birnam Wood
What is reported about Macbeth? He is fortifying the castle, events are out of his control, and some say that he is crazy
Why does Macbeth claim to feel no fear? he is trusting the witches prophesy that he cannot be killed by one born of a woman, everyone is born of a woman and woods can never move toward a castle
How does Macbeth indicate what he really feels? he says he is sick at heart
Where does this scene 4 take place? In the country near Birnam wood
What are Malcolm’s instructions to his soldier? Why does he have them do this? Each soldier to chop a tree branch and carry it in front of them as camouflage
According to Malcolm, what is the quality of Macbeth’s troops? a lot in revolt. His troops are not serving him out of loyalty but from fear and habit
What news does Seyton give Macbeth? Lady macbeth is dead
What do lines 24-28 mean? -his life is short and meaningless
Of what does the messenger inform Macbeth? Birnam wood is moving toward the castle
What is accomplished in this scene 6? Malcolm, Siward, and Macduff divide the troops and make battle plans
How does Macbeth feel in lines 1 through 4 scene 7? he feels trapped and cornered
Who is slain by Macbeth? Young Siward
What has happened to some of Macbeth’s men? they joined malcolm’s forces
What does Macduff tell Macbeth about his birth? he was torn from his mother’s womb and therefore not technically born of a woman
Who kills Macbeth? macduff
Who will be King of Scotland? Malcolm
What was the fatal flaw that resulted in Macbeth’s downfall? to much ambition
As Macbeth becomes increasingly obsessed with protecting his position, he also becomes more and more isolated and alienated. How is that demonstrated in his relationship with his wife? by act 4 lady macbeth is no longer involved with macbeth’s affairs and has to send for him when she wants to talk to him. In act 5 her death gets little comment from him
How were the prophecies fulfilled? 1) beware of macduff- he killed macbeth 2) none born of a woman will harm macbeth- Macduff wasn’t born technically of a woman 3) macbeth won’t be vanquished until Birnam wood moves unto Dunsinane Hill- the soldiers carried Birnam wood unto Dunsinane Hill
how was the show of kings fulfilled? it wasn’t fulfilled
who all did macbeth kill? Duncan, Banquo, Guards, Young Siward, Macduff’s wife, children, servants
what malcolm said he would do he would reward those who stayed loyal to scotland he would bring the exiles home (donalbain and fleance)he would kick out Macbeth’s loyal ministers he would do whatever else it took to make scotland strong
what prophesy did not come tru that banquo’s son would be king
why did the doctor go and stay in the castle for a few days the gentle woman asked him to, she wanted him to see for himself lady macbeth sleep walking and saying those things, he has to witness or she would be charged for treason
What did Lady Macbeth sleep walk about banquos death macduff family duncan’s death (mostly)the guard
how did lady macbeth and macbeth’s reference to water differ -macbeth “not enough water in the world could cleanse him of this”-lady macbeth said “a little water physically and mentally cleanses usher view changes -“all the perfume in arabia could not make the smell of blood leave my hands”
why did the doctor say he couldn’t help her? -she needed to repent and confess and face the consequences, she needed god
list of murders duncan-to become king guards- shut them up banquo- he knew the prophesy smart, ambitious, his sons would be king macduffs family and servants- pure meaness because he is mad at macduff
what does macbeth compare life to, what did he say about his life “life is like a candle it looks like it has a lot to burn but its gone in no time” “like a play on stage for about an hour and there is a lot of sound and fury going on then the curtain closes” he said his life is short and meaningless
what did macbeth say about what he lost he traded his respect honor for nothing- his fate was death
“Out, damned spot! out, I say!” lady macbeth to herself -lady macbeth is trying to wash out imaginary blood and real guilt off her hands (indication of her mental state)
“…my way of life/Is fall’n into the sear, the yellow leaf;/And that which should accompany old age,/As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends,/I must not look to have; but, in their stead,/Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath,/Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.” -Macbeth to himself -macbeth gave up love, honor and friends when he killed to become king now he has only curses and no respect
“Out, out, brief candle!/Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player/That struts and frets his hour upon the stage/And then is heard no more; it is a tale/Told by an idiot, bull of sound and fury,/Signifying nothing.” -Macbeth to Seyton -Macbeth realizes how short life is and how meaningless his life is