|What 2 predictions do the witches make regarding Macbeth?
|In Act 1 Scene 3, the three witches made prophecies for friends and fellow Generals Macbeth [c. 1014-August 15, 1057] and Banquo. For Macbeth, they prophesied his being Thane of Glamis, which he already was; becoming Thane of Cawdor, which he was unbeknownst to him; and ascending to the throne of Scotland as King, which he did with the murder of King Duncan I [d. August 14, 1040]. For Banquo, they prophesied his good fortune and high status as ancestor to a long royal line in Scotland.
|What is one important prediction they make regarding Banquo?
|Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. ( you will not be king but your descendants will be)
|What does Lady Macbeth mean when she says unsex me here?
|Lady Macbeth is referring to her Feminine nature and she is trying to say ” Take away my feminine nature and take away my feelings so I feel no regret to helping kill King Duncan!”So she is saying if you take away My womanly feelings I can help Macbeth in this plot!
|Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under mean?
|Macbeth needs to look innocent, but underneath his fake appearance, he needs to be bold, determined, and deadly. Lady Macbeth is also telling Macbeth to pretend to be a friend, when he is actually the enemy, or to act like he is honest, when he is actually deceitful. When Lad Macbeth says, “But be the serpent underneath it”, Lady Macbeth might be referring to herself, that she is the serpent under Macbeth, and that Macbeth is the mask, or screen, which diverts attention from Lady Macbeth.
|what reasons does Macbeth give for not wanting to kill Duncan?
|Macbeth [c. 1014-August 15, 1057] had more reasons for not killing King Duncan I [d. August 14, 1040] than for carrying out the killing. For example, he owed the King respect as the beneficiary of honors and titles; and as cousin, host, and subject. Killing the King disrespected Duncan’s position as benefactor, cousin, guest, and king. Additionally, the King was beloved and respected by the people of Scotland. Finally, Macbeth had managed to gain the esteem of important people who wouldn’t be impressed with king-killing.
|what does macbeth mean when he says, Bring forth men children only
|The quote’s overall purpose is to show that there is no room in the play for motherly love or young daughters. The focus is only male heirs and male kings.
|what does macbeth see floating in front of him?
|a bloody knife with the handle facing him
|what does lady macbeth tell Macbeth if they keep thinking about the murders?
|They will go crazy
|Why doesn’t Lady Macbeth kill Duncan herself?
|Lady Macbeth (c. 1015) was capable of murder. Yet she did not kill King Duncan I (d. August 14, 1040) when she had the opportunity. In Act 2 Scene 2, she checked her royal guest to make sure of his defenselessness against attack. She thought of wielding the murder weapons. Yet she did not do so. She gave as the reason the King’s resemblance to her father.
|What is the meaning of the following line: “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No. This my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnating making the green one red. “
|Macbeth is saying that his guilt from his various schemes cannot be washed away, even with all the water in the ocean.
|What does the porter say about alcohol and sex?
|He says its provokes the desire but takes away the performance
|What does the following line means” there is a dagger in the mens smiles”
|It’s a way of saying they can’t be trusted. It suggests that behind someone’s outwardly friendly appearance is an ulterior motive
|What does Macbeth mean when he says ” fruitless crown” and “barren scepter”
|They hail’d him father to a line of kings: Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown, 65 And put a barren sceptre in my gripe, Thence to be wrench’d with an unlineal hand, No son of mine succeeding.
Macbeth act 1-3
August 15, 2019