Who do the witches plan to meet when the battle is over? Macbeth
What kind of mood is established in this scene? Scary, creepy
“When the battle’s lost and won” and “Fair is foul, and foul is fair”. How do these lines emphasize the mood? They help establish mystery,set up the mood and the rest of the play.
How would Shakespeare’s audiences have reacted to the witches? At that time, people believed in witches. They might have been afraid or fearful.
Scene II
What news has the captain brought to King Duncan? He tells how Macbeth and Banquo fought bravely against the Norwegian king and how Macbeth killed a man.
What further news is brought by Ross? He tells about how the Thane of Cawdor is a traitor and the king has surrendered. He asks for a truce and agrees to pay $10,000 to Scotland.
What is King Duncan’s reaction to the news about Cawdor? He orders his death and gives his title to Macbeth.
Scene III
How do the witches surprise Macbeth and Banquo? They meet them in the clearing. They hail Macbeth with two titles that he doesn’t have yet. (Thane of Cawdor and King).
What do they tell Banquo? He’s going to be the father of kings. His sons and grandsons will be kings.
What does Macbeth demand of the witches? He demands that they tell him where they got their information, but what they vanish.
What news did Ross relate? He tells them Macbeth will get the Thane of Cawdor.
How does Macbeth and Banquo differently Ross information? 1.Macbeth is really excited because he might also be king.2. Banquo is more cautious.3. Doesn’t trust the witches.
part Iv
How did cawdor feel when he is about to die. He confessed.What he had done and felt sorry about it.
How had Kind Duncan always felt about Cawdor? He thought he was gentleman and he trusted him.2. Duncan is not a very good judge of character.3. He trust the wrong people.
What announcement does King Duncan make after he, Macbeth, and Banquo exchange warm greetings? His oldest son, Malcom, is now prince of Cumberland and heir to the throne.
How does Macbeth view the prince of Cumberland? Malcom is in his way and needs to be dealt with.
Scene V
How was Lady Macbeth advised of the witches’ prophecies? She got a letter from Macbeth.
What is Lady Macbeth’s main concern about her husband? He too kind and unambitious to take the easiest and fastest way to the throne which is to murder king Duncan.
On whom does Lady Macbeth call for guidance and strength? Evil spirits
What does Lady Macbeth mean by “He who is coming must be taken care of”? She wants Macbeth to kill Duncan that night when he is staying in their castle, Inverness.