|How is Macbeth acting in the beginning of Act Two?
|He is extremely paranoid, he hears voices and is contemplating comitting the act of murder.
|Who arrives at Macbeth’s castle right before he is about to kill King Duncan?
|Banquo and his son Fleance come to talk to Macbeth about the witches’ prophecies.
|What is Macbeth’s dagger speech about?
|Macbeth is hallucinating of the dagger that will be used to kill Duncan. He feels extremely guilty about killing the king.
|What does the dagger speech say about Macbeth?
|He still has a trace of humanity left in him.
|Why is King Duncan not killed on stage?
|It was considered offensive to kill a king on stage, so in order not to offend any one, Shakespeare wrote the play so the murder takes place offstage.
|What does Macbeth forget to do after he commits murder?
|He forgets to stage the murder so that it appears that the guards had committed the crime.
|Does Lady Macbeth believe that she is guilty of murder? Why or why not?
|Even though it was her plan in the first place, because she did not stab the king herself, she believes that she is free of sin.
|According to Lady Macbeth, how can one cleanse oneself of the sin of murder?
|Lady Macbeth believes that all one has to do is to literally wash their hands clean of sins.
|What is the importance of the scene with the porter in Macbeth? (Scene Three)
|After a heavily dramatic scene, the porter scene is used for comedic relief.
|Who discovers the murdered king?
|What do the old man and Ross talk about in scene four?
|They speak of the strange occurances that have been happening since the King was murdered.EX: Owls eating Hawks, the King’s horses eating one another and going wild.
|How does Act Two end?
|In the absence of both of Duncan’s sons, Macbeth is made king.
Macbeth Act 2
August 23, 2019