English 12: 3.12.1 Lesson: Macbeth Act I: Scenes 1-3

What is the mission of the witches? to meet Macbeth
Which line best represents one of the themes of Macbeth? “Fair is foul, and foul is fair.”
Who led the opposing sides of this particular battle? Macdonwald and Macbeth
With whom are the Scottish traitors aligned? Norway
Who is referred to as “that most disloyal traitor”? The Thane of Cawdor
Who are the witches waiting for? Macbeth
How does Banquo describe the witches? as manly
Write out the witches’ prophecies to Banquo. You and your children will be kings.
What news does Macbeth receive shortly after the witches leave? that the Thane of Cawdor will be executed
Macbeth uses the phrase, “why do you dress me in borrowed robes?” This is a recurring symbol throughout the play. Explain what Macbeth means by this phrase. That he is not really rich and powerful, but needs others to help him look the part of royalty.
What caution does Banquo give Macbeth about the witches’ prophecy? that evil often makes things look good to lure us in
What symbol does Banquo refer to again when discussing Macbeth? clothes

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