Macbeth Act I

Broil battle
Valor marked courage off bravery
Sooth truth
Treasons betrayals of one’s country or oath of loyalty
Imperial of an empire; having supreme authority
Liege lord or king
Remorse compassion
Ignorant unknowing
Soveriegn supreme in power, rank, or authority
Chalice cup
Cherubin angels
Where, when, and with whom will the witches next meet? The witches will meet with Macbeth upon the heath when the hurlyburly’s done, when the battle is lost or won.
What role has Macbeth played in the battle? Macbeth was the hero of the day, killing Macdonwald in hand to hand combat then helping to defeat the Noweyans.
What has Macbeth earned through his exploits? A new title- Thane of Cawdor
What does Banquo mean by the “insane root” (Line 84)? Banquo means henbane or hemlock a plant believed to cause insanity.
What do the witches promise Macbeth and Banquo? The witches promised Macbeth that he will be Thane Cawdor and King. The promise banquo that his descendants shall be kings.
As Macbeth thinks about what the witches have promised, what “horrid image” frightens him? Murdering Duncan to achieve the events the witches foretold
What action of Duncan’s upsets Macbeth? Duncan names his son Malcom as heir to his throne and Prince of Cumberland.
In Scene V, what does Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy in lines 15-30 reveal about he ambitions and plans? Lady Macbeth decides that the witch’s prophecy will come true and she plans to persuade Macbeth to fulfill his destiny.
What does Lady Macbeth feel is Macbeth;s weakness? His kindness
What deed does Lady Macbeth urge her husband to perform? To look innocent and leave the murder plot to her.
In his soliloquy at the beginning of scene vii, what arguments against killing Duncan does Macbeth express? Macbeth revels his concerns for the chain of events his deed may set in motion. His fears that what he does to Duncan will be done to him. Duncan is much beloved by his people and they will be outraged by the act of murder.
What is Lady Macbeth’s opinion of her husband’s character? How does she use her knowledge of his character to convince him to kill Duncan? She thinks he is too kind. She say it would be manly and brave if he were to kill Duncan

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