Macbeth Act 1

For whom are the witches waiting? Macbeth
What is King Duncan’s reaction to the news that Cawdor is a traitor? What will happen to his title? Duncan will have Cawdor executed. The title will go to Macbeth
How do the three witches greet Macbeth? Hail, thane of Glamis.Hail, thane of Cawdor.Hail, king hereafter.
What predictions do the witches make? Macbeth will be thane of Cawdor and the King of Scotland. Banquo’s ancestors will be kings, but he will not.
Do Macbeth and Banquo have the same reaction to Ross’ news? They’re both surprised. Macbeth is more interested and into it, but Banquo is more cautious.
What kind of person is Duncan? Trustworthy and kind.
What announcement is made about Malcolm? What is Macbeth’s reaction? Malcolm is next in line for the throne. Macbeth is surprised.
How did Lady Macbeth find out about the witches’ prophecies? The letter from Macbeth.
What is Lady Macbeth’s main concern about her husband? He is too kind or good-hearted to murder King Duncan.
How willing is Macbeth to go along with Lady Macbeth’s plans for him to attain the throne? He is not willing because he backtracks and changes his mind about murdering the King several times.
How does Lady Macbeth convince Macbeth to murder Duncan? She calls him a coward and says he’s not a man.
Soliloquy a long speech expressing private thoughts, delivered by a character who is alone onstage
Monologue a long speech delivered by one character to another or to a group of characters
Aside a private remark to one character or to the audience that breaks convention because it is understood not to be heard by other characters onstage
Chorus a single character or a group of characters whose words may connect scenes or convey the collective thoughts or feelings of the community; usually limited to a classical drama