Macbeth Act One

What is the setting in Macbeth? Scotland
Where do the witches plan to meet Macbeth? On the heath
Fair is ____, Foul is ____ Foul, Fair
When do the witches say they will meet again? When the battle is over
What is the weather like in the opening scene? Thunder and lighting
How many witches are there in Act One? 3
Why was the original Thane of Cawdor executed? He committed treason against King Duncan and Scotland
What do the witches predict? -Banquo’s sons will be kings-Macbeth will be the Thane of Cawdor-Macbeth will be King of Scotland
Why does Macbeth want to kill King Duncan? Macbeth wants to be King himself
Who helps Macbeth come up with his plan to kill the King? Lady Macbeth
True or False: The penalty for treason (being a traitor to the king) is life in prison False
True or False: Macbeth purposefully keeps his plot against Duncan False
True or False: Duncan announces that he has chosen Ross to be the next king False
True or False: Although he has the ambition to become king, Macbeth verbalizes many good reasons not to kill King Duncan True
“Fair is foul, and foul is fair,” is said by the Witches. A riddle-like phrase that seems contradictory is also known as a(n) Paradox, oxymoron
Banquo seems to understand that the witches’ prophecies could lead to trouble, while ___________ can think only about the promise of greatness Macbeth
Macbeth obviously respects and values his wife as an equal, which he proves by calling her, “dearest _____________ in greatness.” Partner
Lady Macbeth believes that in order to carry out the murder, she must behave more like a Man
Lady Macbeth says she keeps all promises she makes, and says she would even kill her _____________ if she had vowed to do so. Child
The witches are sometimes referred to as The Weird Sisters. “Weird” comes from an Anglo-Saxon term, “wyrd,” which means Fate
A(n) ________ is a character’s speech, directed to the audience, that is not supposed to be heard by other characters on stage Aside
Soliloquy An act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play