Macbeth Act 1 Scene 1

Name the characters involved in this scene? witch
What is the setting? Scotland during the middle-age
What is the mood? ominous storm gloomy
Quote the paradox the witches keep ranting. fair is foul and foul is fair
Who is at war with one another? Scotland and Norway
Who is the King of Scotland? Duncan
Who is fighting for this king? Macbeth and Banquo
What does a captain returning from battle tell the king about Macbeth and Banquo? They were dismayed, but they fought back valiantly
What does he say Macbeth did with the treacherous Macdonald? cut him from the navel to the jaw
What does the Ross and Angus say about the Thane of Cawdor. He’s a traitor, he causes conflict
What does Duncan decide to do? has him killed for treason
Why do you think the witches are waiting for Macbeth? What could be their motive? they overheard Duncan, to make Macbeth think they told the future.
What three names do the witches call Macbeth? Thane of Glamis, Cawdor, and king
How does this “name-calling” mess with Macbeth’s head? Put to grand in his head
What reaction does Macbeth have? he doesn’t really think about it, but wanted more information
What do the witches call Banquo? lesson than Macbeth but greater and father of king
What happens when Macbeth questions the witches further? they vanish
What does Angus and Ross tell Macbeth? that he is the Thane of Cawdor
How does Macbeth react to this news? excited
What are Banquo’s feeling towards Macbeth hearing these prophesies? he was worries his ambition will over
How does Banquo explain to Ross and Angus Macbeth’s distraught manner? he tells him the news and is startled
How did Duncan feel about the former Thane of Cawdor? How do we know? What character trait does this reveal about King Duncan? He trusted him. He said so. He is gullible and naïve
Who walks in at the exact moment he relates his feelings toward the late Thane? Macbeth
Who does he announce to be heir to this throne? Prince of Cunberlance
Why was this not automatic? heir of the throne wasn’t hereditary
Duncan invites Macbeth to his castle, named what? Inverness
Macbeth now sees Banquo as what instead of fried? a threat
When Lady Macbeth reads the letter Macbeth wrote her, what is her fear? Macbeth is to nice to do anything
What does this say about her character? ambitious and manipulative
She says he has ___ but lacks ___ ambitious, ruthlessness
She calls on supernatural powers. Why? to make her like a man (unsex her) and make her cruel
What does she encourage MB to do? do whatever it takes
What does she want him to do? kill duncan
Who arrives as their guest? duncan
Discuss Macbeth’s agony. he knows he want to kill ducan but doesn’t want to suffer any consequences.