Act II – Macbeth

What is the signal Lady Macbeth gives to let him know that she has taken care of the guards? She will ring a bell
What excuse does Lady Macbeth for not killing Duncan herself He looks like her father
After Macbeth kills Duncan, he goes to Lady Macbeth and is concerned about not being able to say “Amen”. What is her advice to him? Don’t worry about it
Then, Macbeth is worried about hearing a voice saying, “Macbeth does murder sleep”. What does Lady Macbeth tell him to do? Wash his hands. Wash off the evidence
Why won’t Macbeth take the daggers back to the scene of the crime? he doesn’t want to go back there and relive it.
Who was knocking Macduff and Lennox
What is comic relief and who provides it? comic relief is something a character does to lighten the mood of the audience. The porter provides it
How does Lennox describe the night Band Storm outside. What happens inside, happens outside
What did Macduff discover Duncan’s murdered body
Macduff says, “Oh, gentle lady, ‘Tis not for you to hear what I speak. the repetition, in a woman’s ear, Would murder as it fell.” what is ironic about this? She is the one who planned the murder
What excuse or explanation did Macbeth give for killing the guards (grooms)? What is his real reason? He says he did it because of his anger towards them fro killing Duncan. He actually did it because he was covering his tracks.
Why do Malcolm and Donalbain leave? Where do they go? They believe they will be harder to kill if they are split up. Malcolm goes to England and Donalbain goes to Ireland
Who is Fleance? Banquo’s son
theme of soliloquy #2 guilt causes his (Macbeth) hallucinations of a dagger, Macbeth right before murdering Duncan
Difference between Macbeth in act I verse now Act I – Brave MacbethAct II – Murderer
“Has he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done’t” Lady Macbeth,
What does Macbeth say while looking at his bloody hands ” this is a sorry sight”
What was going on in the room next door to Duncan while Macbeth was murdering him Duncan’s sons were praying, at the end of the prayer Macbeth also wanted to say “Amen” but couldn’t.
“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand” Macbeth
what does Macbeth wish he could do to Duncan at the end of scene i? Wake him up. Stop this feeling of guilt and anxiety
What is a porter? person who answers the door to the castle
Why is Lennox’s description of a “bad storm” relevant Whatever goes on inside affects what happens outside.
What does Macbeth’s action of killing the guards tells us? he didn’t consult his wife, there was no soliloquy. He is changing into a murder with no guilt.
“let us meet and question this most bloody piece of work” Banquo
What is Banquo’s thoughts after finding out Duncan is dead he believes it was an inside job, not the guards who killed Duncan. He wants to investigate.
“where we are, theres daggers in mens smiles” Donalbain
Why are Malcolm and Donalbain suspects because they fled immediately after their father was killed
What is a scone? where Scottish kings were crowned
Fife where Macduff’s castle is located
What is Macduff’s action of not showing up to Macbeth’s coronation going to cause? tension between Macbeth and Macduff
“where we are, theres daggers in mens smiles” Donalbain