Macbeth Act 2

What does the lack of bell striking symbolize (time motif)? (Scene1) Something is amiss, the clock would alert people, but its silence means someone is sneaking around
What does Banquo says Duncan gave Lady Macbeth (which he givess to Macbeth to give to Lady Macbeth)? (Scene1) A large diamond because she is such a good hostess. It shows how much Duncan trusts Macbeth.
What does Macbeth hallucinate? (Scene1) a dagger
What does it mean when Macbeth pulls out his own dagger? (Scene1) That he is checking to see that the dagger he is hallucinating is not his own. He also has trouble telling if it is real out not. It points towards him, symboling he must be the one to do the killing.
How does Macbeth respond when Banquo mentions the witches? (Scene 1) He says he thinks not of them
Why does Macbeth not want Duncan to hear the bell? (Scene 1) Because it will awake him and alert him to Macbeth’s presense
What does Lady Macbeth mean when she says “that which hath made them drunk hath made me bold…”? (scene 2) She means that the act of drugging the guards has made her more assured and ready to do the deed.
Why did Lady Macbeth not kill Duncan? (scene 2) He resembled her father
What does the owl screaming symbolize? (scene 2) death
What is the signifigance of Macbeth not being able to say Amen? (scene 2) It shows his guilt and how he has been forsaken by God
What does it mean “Macbeth hath murdered sleep”? (scene 2) Now Macbeth will never sleep peacefully again because of what he has done; he has lost his peace and purity
What does “painted devil” refer to? (scene 2) Lady Macbeth says Macbeth’s fear of washing the blood and his deed is like a child’s fear, irrational
Does Macbeth think his hands will ever be clean? (scene 2) Not even all Neptune’s ocean will be able to clean them.
What does Lady Macbeth’s white heart refer to (with her red hands)? (scene 2) Her inability to kill Duncan
Equivocator (scene 3) a person who uses ambiguous or unclear expressions usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead (n)
Tell me about the porter’s speech (scene 3) He jokes about being the porter in hell and discusses how the job will be busy because so many wicked people in the world.
What do Macduff and the porter discuss? (scene 3) How wine makes lust but takes potency, gives sleep and creates urine
What does Lennox say about the night? (scene 3) It was as though the Earth was in a tizzy.. little does he know this was because of Duncan’s death
Who said “Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.Most sacrilegious murder hath broke opeThe Lord’s anointed temple, and stole thenceThe life o’ th’ building!” (scene 3) Macduff
What does “Had I but died an hour before this chance,I had lived a bless├Ęd time, for from this instantThere’s nothing serious in mortality.All is but toys. Renown and grace is dead.The wine of life is drawn, and the mere leesIs left this vault to brag of.” mean? (scene 3) That there is no turning back now
Where do Malcom and Donalbain go? (scene 3) To Ireland and England
What do Duncan’s horses do after his death? (scene 4) Eat eachother