Macbeth Act 1 Scenes 1-7

What characters are introduced in scene 1? the three witches and macbeth
how would you interpret the line “Fair is foul”, and “foul is fair”? it it is a paradox that shows that something is pretty is ugly and vice versa having two meanings
What specific plan is mentioned in Scene 1? A plan they planned is to meet with Macbeth after the battle is lost or won
What three men are leading troops into battle against Duncan? Macdonwald, King of Norway, and Thane of Cowdor
Who defeated and killed Macdonwald? Macbeth
What is to be the Thane of Cawdor’s punishment for his traitorous activities? He is sentenced to death
Who will receive his title? Macbeth
What revenge does the witch plan for the sailor whose wife wouldnt share her chestnuts? He will not be able to sleep and have bad weather when they set sail, they will also become so sick that they can not eat leaving the wife lonely without her husband
What do lines 24-25 indicate about the witches power they can influence bad things like for example manipulate the weather as well as have the power to destiny
What predictions do witches make for Macbeth they predict he will be the Thane of Cawdor then will become the king
Why does Macbeth react the way he does to the witches predictions? He doesn’t think he will and wants to know more and he is scared to how he will become king
What prediction do the witches make for Banquo? His children will be king, but he will not
In lines 132-141 what is the horrid image of which macbeth speaks? the witches he has previously met and he thinks the king is going to be killed
What further reward does Macbeth hope to receive from Duncan the throne
in lines 35-39 who is named to succeed duncan to the throne? malcolm the oldest son of duncan
In lines 48-53 how does macbeth react to the announcement is upset about malcolm getting the throne
where is duncan to spend the night inverness (macbeth’s castle)
what does the nature of the letter reveal about macbeth’s relationship with his wife? They have a good relationship but she doesnt want him to become ignorant of being a king or prideful
in lines 13-22 how does Lady macbeth characterize her husband a man that is ambisious but doesnt have the determenation
in lines 36-40 why does lady macbeth call upn the spirits to unsex her to take away the woman emotions because they make her weak
in lines 59-63 what warning does she give Macbeth look innocent so that it doesnt look like their going to kill the king
What action takes place in scene 6? they want to find the Thane of Cawdor and Duncan arrives at his castle
how does lady macbeth greet duncan she is really nice and welcomes him and thanks him for everything
In his soliloquy in lines 1-28 what reasons does Macbeth give for not wanting to kill Duncan fears the consequences, hes his kingsman and host, duncan is innocent and a good king
what reason against the murder does he give Lady macbeth he doesn’t want to risk anything because he is the thane and a kingsman
what finally causes macabeth to decide to commit the murder that he will be able to blame it on Duncan’s kingsmen and that his wife would do the same for him