Macbeth Act 2

The dagger that Macbeth sees in his scene 1 soliloquy… Is part of a hallucination
When Macbeth talks agitatedly about the murders, Lady Macbeth urges him to… Try not to dwell on it
The Porter’s cursing is ironic because… He invokes the devil without knowing about the crime.
When Lenox and Macduff arrive at Macbeth’s castle in the morning, Mcbuff wonders if… The porter has stayed up late and slept in
As soon as the murder becomes known, Malcolm and Donalbain flee Scotland because they… Fear for their lives
Banquo wants to meet with the other Nobles in order to… Discover the purpose of the murder
The natural disturbances that continue all night–including the screaming and murderous, chimneys being blown down, and Duncan’s horses turning wild– symbolize? The evil of Macbeth deeds
In scene 1, Macbeth attempts to convince Banqou to agree to… Talk with him
When Macbeth is alone, he imagines he sees… A dagger
What does Lady Macbeth tell her husband in scene 2? He should not dwell on the murders.
How does Shakespeare make Duncan’s murder seem even more monstrous than it might have been? By portraying the king in sympathetic terms
In scene 4, Mcduff emphasizes his opposition to Macbeth by… Refusing to go to Scone to see Macbeth crowned
By killing Duncan, what does Macbeth most clearly seek to augment? Power
In scene 2 Lady Macbeth’s purpose in drugging the servants is… So they will sleep through Duncan’s murder
According to Lady Macbeth, she doesn’t kill Duncan herself because? The King looked like her father as he slept
Unrhymed iambic pentameter is also called? Blank verse
When Lady Macbeth says, “My hands are of your color, but I shame/ To wear a heart of white,” she means that… Her hands are red with Duncan’s blood, but, unlike her husband, she is not afraid.
Which of the following symbols in scene 2 signals that the murder has been accomplished? The owls’ scream and the crickets’ cries
Why do you suppose Shakespeare made Banquo the last person Macbeth sees before he murders King Duncan? Banquo, who is loyal to the king, represents Macbeth’s last chance to do what is right and call off his murderous plan.
What is the central idea of Act 2? A murderer must live with his conscience
Is fearful of divine punishment because he cannot say “Amen”… Macbeth
Is frightened that the bloody daggers will reveal who killed the king… Lady Macbeth
Is afraid of “daggers in men’s smiles” and of being killed… Donalbain
Is alarmed about the dreams he might have if he sleeps… Banquo
Is terrified by “strange screams of death” and other disturbances heard in the night… Lennox

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