Macbeth Act 5 Quiz

Summarize Act 5 Scene 1: At night, in the king’s palace at Dunsinane, a doctor and a gentlewoman discuss Lady Macbeth’s strange habit of sleepwalking. Suddenly, Lady Macbeth enters in a trance with a candle in her hand. Bemoaning the murders of Lady Macduff and Banquo, she seems to see blood on her hands and claims that nothing will ever wash it off. She leaves, and the doctor and gentlewoman marvel at her descent into madness.
Act 5 Scene 2: Outside the castle, a group of Scottish lords discusses the military situation: the English army approaches, led by Malcolm, and the Scottish army will meet them near Birnam Wood, apparently to join forces with them. The “tyrant,” as Lennox and the other lords call Macbeth, has fortified Dunsinane Castle and is making his military preparations in a mad rage.
Act 5 Scene 3: Macbeth strides into the hall of Dunsinane with the doctor and his attendants, boasting proudly that he has nothing to fear from the English army or from Malcolm, since “none of woman born” can harm him (4.1.96) and since he will rule securely “[t]ill Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane” (5.3.2). He calls his servant Seyton, who confirms that an army of ten thousand Englishmen approaches the castle. Macbeth insists upon wearing his armor, though the battle is still some time off. The doctor tells the king that Lady Macbeth is kept from rest by “thick-coming fancies,” and Macbeth orders him to cure her of her delusions (5.3.40).
Act 5 Scene 4 In the country near Birnam Wood, Malcolm talks with the English lord Siward and his officers about Macbeth’s plan to defend the fortified castle. They decide that each soldier should cut down a bough of the forest and carry it in front of him as they march to the castle, thereby disguising their numbers.
Act 5 Scene 5 Within the castle, Macbeth blusteringly orders that banners be hung and boasts that his castle will repel the enemy. A woman’s cry is heard, and Seyton appears to tell Macbeth that the queen is dead. Shocked, Macbeth speaks numbly about the passage of time and declares famously that life is “a tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing” (5.5.25-27). A messenger enters with astonishing news: the trees of Birnam Wood are advancing toward Dunsinane. Enraged and terrified, Macbeth recalls the prophecy that said he could not die till Birnam Wood moved to Dunsinane. Resignedly, he declares that he is tired of the sun and that at least he will die fighting.
Act 5 Scene 6 Outside the castle, the battle commences. Malcolm orders the English soldiers to throw down their boughs and draw their swords.
Act 5 Scene 7 On the battlefield, Macbeth strikes those around him vigorously, insolent because no man born of woman can harm him. He slays Lord Siward’s son and disappears in the fray.
Scene 8 Macduff emerges and searches the chaos frantically for Macbeth, whom he longs to cut down personally. He dives again into the battle.
Scene 9 Malcolm and Siward emerge and enter the castle.
Scene 10 Elsewhere on the battlefield, Macbeth at last encounters Macduff. They fight, and when Macbeth insists that he is invincible because of the witches’ prophecy, Macduff tells Macbeth that he was not of woman born, but rather “from his mother’s womb / Untimely ripped” (5.10.15-16). Macbeth suddenly fears for his life, but he declares that he will not surrender “[t]o kiss the ground before young Malcolm’s feet, / And to be baited with the rabble’s curse” (5.10.28-29). They exit fighting.
Scene 11 Malcolm and Siward walk together in the castle, which they have now effectively captured. Ross tells Siward that his son is dead. Macduff emerges with Macbeth’s head in his hand and proclaims Malcolm King of Scotland. Malcolm declares that all his thanes will be made earls, according to the English system of peerage. They will be the first such lords in Scottish history. Cursing Macbeth and his “fiend-like” queen, Malcolm calls all those around him his friends and invites them all to see him crowned at Scone
Who’s the gentlewoman? servant to Lady Macbeth
What are the doctor and the gentlewoman observing? LM strange habit of sleepwalking. She enters in a trance (candle in hand)
What two things does Macbeth’s guilt manifest into? banquo’s ghost and the dagger
What two actions is Lady Macbeth performing? sleepwalking and handwashing
What does LMs guilt manifest into? sleepwalking
Lm handwashing: represents that she is feeling guilty for partaking in Duncan’s murderShe also talks about lady macduffs murder
Why does LM hold a candle? candle fights off darkness and evil because darkness masks murders and that’s when the murders happened
What quote does Lady Macbeth say as she’s doing these actions? “Out, damned spot! Out, I say!”referring to her trying to get the blood off her hands from duncans murder
Three things LM says: hell’s murkyto bed to bed to bedwhat’s done cannot be undone
What three events does Lady Macbeth reference? murders of duncan, banquo, and lady macduff
What is the significance of these actions, her words and this scene? she’s gone mad. She cant sleep, like macbeth, because of the guilt
What does the doctor tell the gentlewoman to do? get rid of everything in the room she could use to hurt herself (suicide watch)
What are these four talking about?Is donalbain with them? Lennox, Menteth, Angus, and Caithness meet with Malcolm and macduffThe english army approaches, led by malcolm, and scotland will meet them near birnam wood to join forces with themno hes not. It’s assumed he’s still in Ireland where he fled after duncan’s murder
What is Macbeth doing while this is going on? he’s preparing his castle for the war
Now does he feelHis secret murders sticking on his hands.Now minutely revolts upbraid his faith-breach.Those he commands move only in command,Nothing in love. Now does he feel his titleHang loose about him, like a giant’s robeUpon a dwarfish thief. angusNow Macbeth feels the blood of his murdered enemies sticking to his hands. Now, rebel armies punish him every minute for his treachery. The soldiers he commands are only following orders. They don’t fight because they love Macbeth. Now he seems too small to be a great king, like a midget trying to wear the robes of a giant.
From his words, how do you believe Macbeth is feeling at the beginning of the scene? feeling overconfident, unstoppable, invincible (almost cocky) This confidemce is based on the witches bec they said no one born a woman can harm him
“let them all fly” his thanes have left him
What news does the servant bring to Macbeth? an army of 10,000 englishmen approaches the castle
This push. Will cheer me ever, or disseat me now. I have lived long enough. My way of life. Is fall’n into the sere, the yellow leaf,. And that which should accompany old age… Macbeththis battle will determine his throne or notMacbeth isn’t where he should be in his life
What does Macbeth ask the doctor to do? to cure LM of her delusions “disease of the mind”
What is macbeth doing throughout scene 3 act 5? pacing the floor, waiting for battle **putting armor on**
Describe malcolms plan for the soldiers each soldier will cut down a bough of the forest and carry it in front of him as they march to the castle
What does this plan mean to Macbeth? itll look like the woods are moving towards the castle
What was a cry of women within? servant cries because LM is dead
Macbeth’s reaction to LM death: nothing can bother him. the screams, he didnt get startled. “she should had died hereafter”- she would have died anyway.
“Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, signifying nothing…” He says life is futile and stupid. Compares life to a candle and that is very short lived and can be blown out just like thatcompares life also to actor: as soon as plays over the actor is forgotten
What news does the messenger bring to Macbeth?How does macbeth respond? the trees of birnam wood are advancing toward dunsinane. macbeth responds with calling messengers a liar and gets defensive. If this is true, he loses his confidence. enraged and terrified
What is life to macbeth? a ale told by an idiot
Macbeth realzes he interpreteed things the way he wanted to interpretr them
summarize scene 6 outside the castle the battle begins. malcolm orders english soldiers to drop boughs and draw swords
Who des macbeth fight? outcome? lord siward’s son who is young siwardmacbeth kills young siward. macbeth was doubting but this urder gave him confidence
How’d macbeth prove apparition about orn a human? by killing young soward
how does killing young siuward make macbeth feel? invincible and more confident
what does malcolm do at the end of the scene? leads army to macbeths castle. “tyrant show thy face” (macduff calling out to macbeth)macduff tries to find macbeth so he can avenge his family.
what does malcolm notice about the battle? macberth’s soldiers are deliberately throwing the battle.
what do siward and malcolm reclaim? dunsinane as malcolms
castles gently rendered easily surrendered
whos the 2nd person macbeth fights? macduff
My soul is too much charge with murder… macbethHe doesn’t want to fight Macduff because he already caused him so much harm by spilling his family’s blood
how does macduff get around apparition? his mother died before he was born so he wasn’t born a woman
Outcome of macbeth and duff fight? macduff cuts macbeths headf off it was either take him prsoner and make mockery of macbeth or death
Alternative to fighting macduff take him prisoner and make mockery of Macbeth or death
what is the moment of epihany in this fight? when he finds out macduffs mom died before he was born so he wasnt born a weomanMB loses confidence after epiphany
what news does siward reveive?how does he feel about news? his son is deadnot terribly sad. he knew his son died honorably and thats all he could ask for. (he died a soldiers death) he wounds were on the front so he died fighting, not turning his back.
final resulkt of battle between england and scortland? macduff and malcolm win and malcolm is now king. they say Lm killed herself. malcolm talks about restoring scotland and awarding his soldiers with money and titlesThey head to scone; for coronation