|But all’s too weak … execution
|But all’s too weak for brave Macbeth – well he deserves that name – Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel, Which smoked with bloody execution
|Which ne’er shook….battlements
|Which ne’er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him, Till he unseamed him from the nave to th’chops, And fixed his head upon our battlements
|The merciless Macdonwald …upon him
|The merciless Macdonwald – worthy to be a rebel, for to that The multiplying villainies of nature Do swarm upon him
|who came to fight for the rebels from Ireland?
|kerns and gallowglasses
|What did the Norwegian lord do when the kerns had only just been defeated?
|But the Norweyan Lord, surveying vantage, With fresh arms and new supplies of men, Began a fresh assault
|The Captain’s reply to Duncan’s question, whether this didn’t alarm Banquo and Macbeth?
|Yes – As sparrows eagles or the hare the lion, If I say sooth I must report they were As cannons overcharged with double cracks
|What does Ross call the Thane of Cawdor?
|that most disloyal traitor
|What does Duncan say decisively regarding the Thane of Cawdor?
|“No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive Our bosom interest. Go pronounce his present death, And with his former title greet Macbeth
Macbeth Act 1 Scene 2
August 13, 2019