Macbeth Act 2

What “cursed thoughts” does Banquo have? he is suspicious of Macbeth
why would Banquo be suspicious of Macbeth? he saw the witches prophecy and saw how Macbeth reacted to it
what lie does Macbeth tell Banquo? that he has no thoughts of the witches
what is the meaning of Banquo’s answer to Macbeth? he is going to be loyal as king as long as he doesn’t have to be disloyal to Duncan
what causes Macbeth to think he sees a dagger? he is nervous/guilty about killing Duncan so he hallucinates
At the end of Scene 1, a bell rings. What is the significance of this? it signals the time is right to murder Duncan
what was to be lady macbeth’s role in murder? 1- get the guards drunk 2-stay with them until they pass out3- ring the bell when its time to murder
What omen of death does Lady Macbeth hear? the screeching of an owl (sign of death)
Why does Lady Macbeth say she didn’t commit the murder herself? sleeping Duncan looked like her father
What words about himself does Macbeth believe he hears? “Macbeth is murdered sleep” meaning he won’t be able to sleep in peace ever again
How did Macbeth mismanage the murder? he forgot to leave the dagger
what mistake did lady macbeth make? she told Macbeth to wash his hands before he went and smeared the blood on the guards
Both Macbeth and his lady comment upon the effectiveness of water in cleansing away their involvement in the deed. How do they differ? Lady Mac thinks if you get rid of the evidence then you didnt do it, but Mac is filled with guilt
Why has Macduff come to Macbeth’s castle? to be at Duncan’s command- Duncan asked him to be there at this time
What unusual things happened to Macduff and Lennox during the night? they heard screams of death in the night, stormy night with chimneys blown down, screech of death (owl) and the earth trembled/shook
who discovers the murder? Macduff
Why does Macbeth kill the king’s men? so they won’t be able to talk and try to prove their innocence or accuse him
at this point, how many people has Macbeth killed? 3- Duncan and his 2 guards
Why might Lady Macbeth pretend to faint? to take attention off Macbeth so he won’t say anything to mess up
What actions do Malcolm and Donalbain take? they each flee the country- going separate ways- Malcolm to England and Donalbain to Ireland
Ross and the Old Man discuss the strange events occurring. How are these strange events similar? they are all unnatural acts (shows that nature is out of whack) ; an owl killed a falcon, dark during the day, horses ate each other, children are killing their parents
How does popular opinion account for the murder? people think that Malcolm and Donalbain did it- hired the guards do do it
Who has been named king? Macbeth
Why does Macduff not plan to attend Macbeth’s coronation? he’ suspicious of Macbeth’s rapid succession of the throne
the kings castle foress
Macduff’s home fife
Name the characters who have shown they are suspicious of Macbeth’s rapid ascent to the throne- Banquo and Macduff
“to know my deed, ‘twerp best not know myself” Mac to Lady- it’s better to be lost in my thoughts than aware of what I ahve done quote
who is Banquo’s son? Fleance
what did Lennox and Macduff do? knocked on the door the morning after Duncan was killed
who are Duncan’s sons? Donalbain and Malcolm
who flees the country? Donalbain and Malcolm?
why did they flee? people thought they killed Duncan