|Why does King Duncan decide to make Macbeth Thane of Cawdor?
|because the thane of cawdor is a traitor and macbeth fought for the King. Macbeth sliced open Macdonwald from the navel to the head, beheaded him and posted his head on the battlements.
|How does Banquo react when Macbeth receives his new title? (See page 330, lines 120-127. Paraphrase.)
|He is shocked and can’t believe the witches were right
|After reading the letter from her husband, Lady Macbeth calls upon the spirits to “Make thick my blood, / Stop up th’ access and passage to remorse.” What is she asking? (page 334, lines 40-47. Paraphrase.)
|to be made insensitive to the cruelty she is planning
|Who reports to the King about Macbeth’s and Banquo’s bravery in battle?
|Near the end of Act I, Why does Macbeth express doubt about murdering the king? (page 337, lines 1-25.) (4 reasons)
|Macbeth is the king’s subject and host
|In the play’s first act, what is Duncan’s attitude toward Macbeth? Find a passage that supports your claim.
|respectful and kind
|Before Macbeth makes his first appearance, what do we learn about him?
|We learn that he had defeated the Thane of Cawdor, pleased the king, and become Thane of Cawdor.
|Lady Macbeth’s remark that her husband is “too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness” What does she mean? (page 334, lines 18-20)
|She thinks he is too nice to go after the crown
|What is Macbeth’s tragic flaw?
|What do the witches provide for the audience? (page 326, lines 18-25)
|they foreshadow events
|Why is King Duncan so grateful to Macbeth?
|Macbeth saved King Duncan’s kingdom from rebels and the Norwegian king.
|What is Macbeth’s character flaw?
|Who is with Macbeth when he encounters the witches?
|Where does King Duncan come to spend the night?
|The numbered side notes in The Tragedy of Macbeth help readers understand which aspect of the play?
|1What is Macbeth concerned about in this passage? p. 337, lines 7-12
|being in power
|Describe the dagger that Macbeth sees in his Scene 1 soliloquy? (page 334)
|bloody dagger pointed towards him; hallucination
|When Macbeth talks agitatedly about the murder, what does Lady Macbeth urge him? (page 346, lines 32-33)
|not dwell on it
|As soon as the murder becomes known, why do Malcolm and Donalbain flee Scotland?
|They’re scared that they’re next
|The natural disturbances that continue all night—including the screaming and murderous owl, chimneys being blown down, and Duncan’s horses turning wild— symbolize what?
|Bad luck; evil
|When Macbeth is alone, he imagines he sees what?
|In Scene 4, how does Macduff emphasize his opposition to Macbeth?
|refusing to go to Scone to see Macbeth crowned
|Why does Lady Macbeth drug the servants in Scene ii?
|To put the blame on them for murdering the king
|Why does Lady Macbeth choose not to kill King Duncan herself? (page 345, lines12-13)
|he reminds her of her dad
|What does Macbeth mean when he says he will “sleep no more”? (page 346, lines 34-38)
|what he did will never let him sleep again
|What does Macbeth mean when he says the blood on his hands will redden all the seas? (page 348, lines 59-62)
|his hands are too bloody to clean
|Why do Ross and Macduff think King Duncan’s sons have killed their father? (page 354, lines 24-27)
|they disappeared after his death
|a long speech expressing private thoughts delivered by a character who is alone on stage
|a long speech delivered by one character to another or to a group of characters
|a private remark to one character or to the audience that breaks convention because it is understood no to be heard by other characters
|a single character/group of characters whose word may connect scenes/convey the collective thoughts/feelings of the community
|instructions about the setting, costumes, lighting, scenery, props/objects on stage, indicate how and when actors should move and deliver their lines
|end with the downfall or death of the protagonist or main character
|in Greek and Shakespearean tragedy it means the main character; an outstanding person of high rank whose downfall is caused by his behavior
|a part of the hero’s character that leads him to make a fatal mistake
|Comic Relief to relieve tension, humorous scenes/characters Shakespeare uses lower ranks of society servants for relief
|show ordinary people in conflict with society typically arise from misunderstandings deceptions disapproving authority figures and mistaken ID’s and are always resolved happily
|betrayals of one’s country
|having supreme authority
|supreme in power or authority
Macbeth act 1 & 2
August 19, 2019