Macbeth act one scenes one through seven

What characters are introduced in scene 1? the three witches
how would you interpret the line “Fair is foul”, and “foul is fair”? nothing is like fair just
What specific plan is mentioned in Scene 1? A plan they planned is to meet with Macbeth after the battle is lost or won
What three men are leading troops into battle against Duncan? Macdonwald, king of Norway, and Thane of Cowdor
Who defeated and killed Macdonwald? Macbeth
What is to be the Thane of Cawdor’s punishment for his traitorous activities? He will be killed
Who will receive his title? Macbeth
What revenge does the witch plan for the sailor whose wife wouldnt share her chestnuts? He will not be able to sleep and bad weather when they set sail
What do lines 24-25 indicate about the witches power they can influence bad things like for example manipulate the weather
What predictions do witches make for Macbeth they predict he will be the Thane of Cawdor then will become the king
Why does Macbeth react the way he does to the witches predictions? He doesnt think he will and wants to know more and he is scared
What prediction do the witches make for Banquo? His children will be king
In lines 132-141 what is the horrid image of which macbeth speaks? the witches he has previously met and he thinks the king is going to be killed
What further reward does Macbeth hope tp receive from Duncan the throne
in lines 35-39 who is named to succeed duncan to the throne? malcolm the oldest son of duncan
In lines 48-53 how does macbeth react to the announcement is upset about malcolm getting the throne
where is duncan to spend the night inverness (macbeth’s castle)
what does the nature of the letter reveal about macbeth’s relationship with his wife? They have a good relationship but she doesnt want him to become ignorant of being a king or prideful
in lines 13-22 how does Lady macbeth characterize her husband a man that is ambisious but doesnt have the determenation
in lines 36-40 why does lady macbeth call upn the spirits to unsex her to take away the woman emotions because they make her weak
in lines 59-63 what warning does she give Macbeth look innocent so that it doesnt look like their going to kill the king
What action takes place in scene 6? they want to find the Thane of Cawdor and duncan arrives at his castleq
how does lady macbeth greet duncan she is really nice and welcomes him and thanks him for everything
In his soliloquy in lines 1-28 what reasons does Macbeth give for not wanting to kill Duncan fears the consequences, hes his kingsman and host, duncan is innocent and a good king
what reason against the murder does he give Lady macbeth he doesnt want to risk anything because is the thane
what finally causes macabeth to decide to commit the murder that he will be able to blame it on duncan’s kingsmen