Macbeth Act 1

antithesis 2 opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect
fair is foul and foul is fair, when the battle’s lost and won, less than Macbeth and greater, not so happy yet much happier what are some examples of antithesis
chaotic, uncertain, mysterious Act 1 Scene 1 the mood is…
a witch who first mentions Macbeth
he is not a leader What can we assume since Duncan is not at the battle
merciless, savage, irrational from the way Macbeth kills Macdonwald we can assume he is….
he is a weak king why is everyone attacking Duncan
he is the Thane of Cawdor what is Macbeth’s reward for being loyal and a good fighter in the war
dramatic irony What is it an example of when we know Macbeth is the new thane before he even knows
Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, he will be king what are the 3 predictions from the witches about Macbeth
he is scared, questioning them, and afraid of their predictions what does Banquo think of the witches
1) not socially as good as Macbeth but a better person 2) not as wealthy as Macbeth but richer in other aspects 3) his sons will be kings but he will not what are the 3 predictions from the witches about Banquo (translation)
whatever happens, happens— idea of fate vs. freewill When Macbeth learns he is the Thane, what does he think about being king now
imagery description that appears to our senses
motif is a reoccurring idea or symbol
Malcom his son who does Duncan say will be his sucessor
he trusts her, they have mutual respect, he is shifting the Great Chain of Being How does Macbeth feel about his wife
he’s too nice to kill Duncan, questioning his manhood, has ambition but no wickedness so he will not gain power How does Lady Macbeth feel about her husband
the raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal, come thick night, dashed the brains out examples of imagery
take away her feminine characteristics so she can be cruel what does Lady Macbeth mean by unsex me here
herself who does Lady Macbeth plan to kill Duncan
soliloquy very long speech given by a single character on stage revealing his or her thoughts
1) he is his kinsman and is loyal to him 2) Duncan is meek and doesn’t deserve to be killed 3) He doesn’t want that to happen to him 4) He has no reason except to be king 5) He is not guaranteed the throne 6) Duncan is his guest what are Macbeth’s reasons not to kill Duncan
questions his manhood and guilts him into it How does Lady Macbeth persuade Macbeth to kill Duncan
1) wait for him to fall asleep 2) get the guards drunk 3) kill Duncan 4) blame it on the guards what is Lady Macbeth’s plan on how to kill Duncan
she will never birth a girl because she has no female characteristics Because she is so not feminine, what does Macbeth say about the children of Lady Macbeth

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