Act V of Macbeth

In Act V Scene I, what does the gentlewoman tell the doctor that she has seen Lady Macbeth do while sleepwalking? put on her nightgown, write on a paper, return to bed (Since his majesty went into the field, I have seen her rise from her bed, throw her nightgown upon her, unlock her closet, take forth paper, fold it, write upon ‘t, read it, afterwards seal it, and again return to bed; yet all this while in a most fast sleep.)
In Act V Scene I, when Lady Macbeth enters the room, what is she holding, and how does the gentlewoman say she got it? candle, she ordered to be at her bedside (How came she by that light? . . . Why, it stood by her. She has her light by her continually. ‘Tis her command.)
In Act V Scene I, what does Lady Macbeth keep doing as she is sleepwalking? rubbing her hands to get the invisible blood off (Yet here’s a spot . . . Out, damned spot! Out, I say!—One, two. Why, then, ’tis time to do ‘t. Hell is murky! . . . All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.)
In Act V Scene I, all the perfumes of where cannot remove the blood from Lady Macbeth’s hand? Arabia (All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.)
In Act V Scene I, what does Lady Macbeth say that reveals that they killed Duncan? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him.
In Act V Scene I, what does Lady Macbeth say that reveals that they killed the family of Macduff? The thane of Fife had a wife. Where is she now? What, will these hands never be clean?
In Act V Scene I, what does the doctor say Lady Macbeth needs to see rather than a physician? priest (More needs she the divine than the physician.)
In Act V Scene I, when the doctor is about to leave, what instructions does he give the gentlewoman? remove anything she might hurt herself with and watch her constantly (Look after her, remove from her the means of all annoyance, and still keep eyes upon her.)
In Act V Scene II, where does Angus say that they’ll meet Macbeth’s army? Birnam Wood (Near Birnam Wood shall we well meet them; that way are they coming.)
In Act V Scene II, when Caithness asks, who does Lennox say will not be present during the fighting? Donalbain (Who knows if Donalbain be with his brother? . . . For certain, sir, he is not.)
In Act V Scene II, when Menteith asks what the “tyrant” is doing, what does Caithness say? fortifying Dunsinane (Great Dunsinane he strongly fortifies. Some say he’s mad, others that lesser hate him do call it valiant fury.)
In Act V Scene II, why does Caithness say they need to keep marching on? to give obedience to somebody who deserves it (Well, we march on, to give obedience where ’tis truly owed.)
In Act V Scene II, what does Lennox compare Malcolm and Macbeth to? a flower and weeds (And with him pour we in our country’s purge each drop of us . . . Or so much as it needs, to dew the sovereign flower and drown the weeds.)
In Act V Scene III, according to Macbeth, he won’t be afraid until what happens? Birnam Wood moves to Dunsinane (Bring me no more reports. Let them fly all. Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane I cannot taint with fear.)
In Act V Scene III, what animal does Macbeth compare the frightened servant to and why? goose, he is pale (The devil damn thee black, thou cream-faced loon! Where got’st thou that goose look?)
In Act V Scene III, who does Macbeth call for to ask to put his armor on him? Seyton (Seyton!—I am sick at heart, when I behold—Seyton, I say!)
In Act V Scene III, when Macbeth asks the doctor how Lady Macbeth is doing, what does the doctor reply? She’s not sick, visions are keeping her awake. (Not so sick, my lord, as she is troubled with thick-coming fancies that keep her from her rest.)
In Act V Scene III, what does Macbeth describe his life to? a yellowing leaf in autumn (My way of life is fall’n into the sere, the yellow leaf, and that which should accompany old age, as honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have.)
In Act V Scene III, what does Macbeth do that isn’t necessary at the moment? puts on his armor (I’ll put it on. Send out more horses. Skirr the country round. Hang those that talk of fear. Give me mine armor.)
In Act V Scene III, when Macbeth is asking the doctor if he can cure his wife of her diseased mind, what does he want the doctor to do? use a drug to remove sorrow from her memories (Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain and with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon the heart?)
In Act V Scene III, who does Macbeth say medicine is for? dogs (Throw physic to the dogs; I’ll none of it.)
In Act V Scene III, while Seyton is putting Macbeth’s armor on him, what does Macbeth want from the doctor? a drug to cure his country (If thou couldst, doctor, cast the water of my land, find her disease, and purge it to a sound and pristine health, I would applaud thee to the very echo, that should applaud again . . . What rhubarb, senna, or what purgative drug, would scour these English hence?)
In Act V Scene III, what does the doctor say about Dunsinane? he wishes he were far away from it and money could never bring him back (Were I from Dunsinane away and clear, profit again should hardly draw me here.)
In Act V Scene IV, what does Malcolm want his soldiers to do, which, in a way, will fulfill the witches’ prophecy? break off a branch and hold it in front of him (Let every soldier hew him down a bough and bear ‘t before him. Thereby shall we shadow the numbers of our host and make discovery err in report of us.)
In Act V Scene IV, what do they notice about Macbeth’s behavior at Dunsinane? he is overconfident and wants them to attack the castle
In Act V Scene V, what does Macbeth say that everyone keeps crying, even though he thinks that his castle is strong enough to withstand the English army? They come!
In Act V Scene V, why does Macbeth hear women crying? Lady Macbeth has committed suicide
In Act V Scene V, when Macbeth says that his wife was bound to die someday, what word does he repeat three times, describing that the days are crawling by until the end of time? tomorrow (Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day to the last syllable of recorded time, and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death.)
In Act V Scene V, what does Macbeth describe life as to say that it is an illusion? walking shadow (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.)
In Act V Scene V, Macbeth says that life is a tale told by whom? idiot (It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.)
In Act V Scene V, in Macbeth’s “tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow” soliloquy, what is the tale told by an idiot full of? sound and fury (It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.)
In Act V Scene V, what does the messenger tell Macbeth that he saw moving towards Dunsinane, which strikes fear into Macbeth? the forest (As I did stand my watch upon the hill, I looked toward Birnam, and anon methought the wood began to move.)
In Act V Scene V, what does Macbeth say he will do to the messenger if he is lying about the forest moving? hang him from the nearest tree until he starves to death (If thou speak’st false, upon the next tree shall thou hang alive till famine cling thee.)
In Act V Scene V, what is Macbeth growing tired of, which prompts him to say that he’d like to see the world plunge into chaos? living (I ‘gin to be aweary of the sun, and wish th’ estate o’ th’ world were now undone . . . At least we’ll die with harness on our back.)
In Act V Scene VI, Malcolm tells his army to throw down their “leafy screens”, and he speaks with Siward; who is Siward in relation to Malcolm and Donalbain? uncle
In Act V Scene VI, who does Malcolm say will lead the first battle? Siward and his son (You, worthy uncle, shall, with my cousin, your right noble son, lead our first battle.)
In Act V Scene VII, Macduff says that the ghosts of his wife and children will haunt him forever if what? Macbeth is killed by someone other than him (If thou beest slain, and with no stroke of mine, my wife and children’s ghosts will haunt me still.)
In Act V Scene VII, what animal does Macbeth say he needs to fight like? bear (They have tied me to a stake. I cannot fly, but, bearlike, I must fight the course.)
In Act V Scene VII, when Siward’s son sees Macbeth, what does he ask him? What is your name? (What is thy name? . . . My name’s Macbeth . . . The devil himself could not pronounce a title more hateful to mine ear.)
In Act V Scene VII, who is the first that Macbeth kills in battle? Siward’s son
In Act V Scene VII, during the battle, who is chasing after Macbeth, not wanting to kill anyone but him? Macduff (I cannot strike at wretched kerns, whose arms are hired to bear their staves. Either thou, Macbeth, or else my sword with an unbuttered edge I sheathe again undeeded.)
In Act V Scene VIII, who doesn’t Macbeth want to commit suicide like? Romans (Why should I play the Roman fool and die on mine own sword? Whiles I see lives, the gashes do better upon them.)
In Act V Scene VIII, who is the one not of woman born that can harm Macbeth? Macduff (Despair thy charm, and let the angel whom thou still hast served tell thee, Macduff was from his mother’s womb untimely ripped.)
In Act V Scene VIII, when does Macbeth finally realize that the witches were just playing with him? after Macduff tells him he wasn’t born naturally (And be these juggling fiends no more believed, that palter with us in a double sense, that keep the word of promise to our ear, and break it to our hope.)
In Act V Scene VIII, what does Macduff tell Macbeth that he’ll do with him if he doesn’t fight? put him in a freak show with a sign that says “Come see the tyrant!” (Then yield thee, coward, and live to be the show and gaze o’ th’ time. We’ll have thee, as our rarer monsters are, painted on a pole, and underwrit, “Here may you see the tyrant.”)
In Act V Scene VIII, why does Siward call his dead son God’s soldier now and say he died honorably, according to what Ross told him? his wounds were on his front side (Why then, God’s soldier be he! Had I as many sons as I have hairs, I would not wish them to a fairer death. And so, his knell is knolled.)
In Act V Scene VIII, what does Macduff present to Malcolm? Macbeth’s head (Hail, king! For so thou art. Behold where stands the usurper’s cursèd head. The time is free. I see thee compassed with thy kingdom’s pearl, that speak my salutation in their minds, whose voices I desire aloud with mine. Hail, King of Scotland!)
In Act V Scene VIII, in order to reward them, what does Malcolm name all of the thanes and noblemen that fought? earls (My thanes and kinsmen, henceforth be earls, the first that ever Scotland in such an honor named.)
In Act V Scene VIII, how does Malcolm describe Macbeth and Lady Macbeth? a butcher, fiendlike (Producing forth the cruel ministers of this dead butcher and his fiendlike queen, who, as ’tis thought, by self and violent hands took off her life.)
In Act V Scene VIII, where is Malcolm going to be crowned? Scone