English12:3.11.1 Lesson: Understanding Macbeth: The Real Macbeth

How did Macbeth become king? He became king when he killed the current king in battle.
Which sentence best describes Macbeth’s feelings about Christianity? He was educated in Christian schools and endorsed Christianity in his kingdom.
What ultimately lead to Duncan’s downfall? He ignored wise counsel and tried to conquer too much territory.
What kind of laws did Macbeth enact as king? laws that encouraged kindness and equality
Who ultimately overthrew Macbeth? Duncan’s son
Who ruled between Macbeth and Malcolm? Macbeth’s wife
In 100-125 words, write a letter to Shakespeare as if you were the real Macbeth discussing your feeling about his portrayal of you. Be sure to include at least 3 points from this article.
Macbeth The protagonist, a war hero who turns murderer in his ambition to become king
Lady Macbeth Macbeth’s wife, evil, controlling, but who later regrets her part in the murder
Banquo Banquo Macbeth’s war friend who hears the witches’ predictions for Macbeth and receives predictions of his own
Fleance Banquo son
Duncan The king of Scotland whom Macbeth murders to get the throne
Malcolm Duncan’s oldest son who is named next in line to the throne
Donalbain Duncan’s second son
Macduff A nobleman who first discovers Duncan’s murder
The Porter A silly, drunken character who is used to break up, by humor, a very serious scene
The Witches Ethereal characters who give Macbeth and Banquo predictions about their futures