Macbeth 2

Plot Pattern of events that occur Ex: they use a secret plot to kill king Duncan
Symbol something used for or regarded as representing something else Ex: blood represents guilt
Theme message or deeper meaning behind a story (main or central reason) Ex: corruption of unchecked ambition
Tone implied attitude toward the subject or audience (attitude toward the story) Ex: dark tone, eary, sinister
Tragic hero literary character who a judgment error that inevitably leads to his 0r her own distraction Ex: Macbeths actions such as killing king Duncan and banquo, he kills them because of ambition which makes him a great hero but will kill him in the end.
What is Macbeths resolve at the end of this scene? How do his plans differ from previous actions? He resolves to murder McDuffs entire family because he can’t find McDuff. He hired the second killer for banquo but he killed king Duncan and he killed banquo to keep his throne because he banquo was going to give his son the throne. the difference is because ambition lead to corruption. McDuff disappeared to make Macbeth mad.
How does Malcolm cleverly test macduffs loyalty? What is macduffs initial response? What finally indicated to Malcolm that macduff is truly loyal. He starts off by talking bad about himself to see what macduffs reaction would be, his initial reaction was looking for the positive in Malcolm’s bad side. Macduff went on a outburst and told Malcolm he doesn’t deserve to be loyal. He’s willing to give up Malcolm to save Scotland, and he shows his dedication to give up Malcolm and sacrifice his friendship to save Scotland.
Lennox seems to be very careful in his speech. Why is he cautious in what he says? What, if anything, could be interpreted as a criticism of Macbeth? it is treason to falsify the king. He’s careful about how he said it. He’s using sarcasm. He calls him a tyrant.
What comments does Hecate make that suggest Macbeth has free will? What does she say to suggest he is controlled by fate? She was saying that he is a brat. He chases after what he wants. He is making himself evil. He is taking what the witches say and making thing happen that might have done before.
Why does Banquo’s ghost haunt Macbeth and not Duncan’s (ghost)? because he has a guilty conscience. Part of the prophecy. Banquo is the foil. He head the prophecy he is there to show him how bad he is.
How does Macbeth’s use of hired murderers affect the development of his character in the play? he uses hired murderers because he had so much guilt about killing the king so he doesn’t want the blood on his hands. Remorse he’s a coward.
What are Banquo’s dying words? How might they relate back to the prophecies ? O treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly! Thou may’st revenge — O slave!” It relates to the prophecies because the witches said that banquoi wasn’t going to be king but his son would be. The murderers couldn’t finish the job so the son got away and Banquoi will never be able to be king.
How do you ask for what you want? How does Lady Macbeth convince Macbeth to kill King Duncan? Do you share qualities with Lady Macbeth? (Include a quote to support your thoughts. If you don’t share any qualities with Lady Macbeth, use a quote that represents the opposite of what you believe.) By questioning his manhood and persuading him into the murder, she states that a previous agreement that they both created to kill Duncan, but Macbeth attempted to opt out and she in favor asks him if he’s a man or not. Lady Macbeth says that Macbeth made a promise to kill him and he did not keep his promise and that is not what a real man does. Because she says that “Live a coward in thine own esteem” (Shakespeare 1,7,43.) She makes him feel weak by saying. She insults him in order to get what she wants,she then calls him a coward. This is Lady Macbeth’s way of bullying and peer pressuring Macbeth into doing what she wants, so he thinks that if his wife can do it then so can he. I share qualities with Lady Macbeth in a way that sometimes I personal don’t realize that I peer pressure someone into doing something by a joking insult or calling them a coward. “Letting “I dare not ” wait upon “I would” (Shakespeare, 1,7, 44) this quote symbolizes an example of how I make someone do what I want and that is through peer pressure or nagging and joking.
Reflect on the roles you have. (Who are you? Student, sibling, softball player, gamer, etc.) Have you ever felt torn between two roles? Have you ever wanted to rebel against your role? I am a student and a athlete. I have felt torn between these two roles finding a balance of playing 3 sports and keeping my grades as high as I possibly can has never been easy. It’s hard to focus on the sports you enjoy to do with all the stress from school and keeping a high GPA. Also I sometimes feel guilty with the amount of time I spend playing sports because it almost acts a getaway from all the stress, but I feel that sometimes I abuse the privilege I have to a great education when really I should be happy that I can have a education that will prepare to be on my own, when sports won’t.