Macbeth Act Three

Who says: “I fear thou played’st most foully for’t” and who is the character talking about? Banquo; soliloquoy about Macbeth
Who says: “Sirrah, a word with you. Attend those men. Our pleasure?” and who is he talking to? Macbeth; he was talking to a servant
What is Sirrah? a ceremonial address; indicates that person is of lower status than the speaker
Who says: “To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus” Macbeth
What is Macbeth’s “eternal jewel” and what does it mean? His soul. “Why should I give up my soul for Banquo’s sons?”
What is Macbeth doing when he says: “I’m very afraid of Banquo. There’s something noble about him that makes me fear him”? Flattering James I
Who says: “We are men, my liege”? First Murderer
Name three motifs in this act. Dogs, snake, bird
Who says: “I am one, my liege, whom the vile blows and buffets of the world have so incensed that I am reckless what I do to spite the world”? Second Murderer
Who talks about the note of expectation and what is it? Second Murderer; guest list
Who says: “Let it come down” and what is it an example of? First Murderer; metaphor
Who says: “‘Tis better thee without than he within”? What kind of irony is it? Macbeth; verbal
Who says: “Thou art the best o’ th’ cutthroats”? Macbeth
Define nonpareil. Who mentions it? What is he talking about? Absolute best of something; Macbeth; talking about First Murderer cutting both throats
Who says: “But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in to saucy doubts and fears”? What two literary tools are used? Macbeth; alliteration/assonance
Who says: “But Banquo’s safe?” What kind of irony? Macbeth; verbal
Who says: “With twenty trenched gashes on his head”? First Murderer
What appears to Macbeth that makes him seem like he’s crazy? Ghost of Banquo
Who says: “This is the very painting of your fear. This is the air-drawn dagger which you said”? Lady Macbeth
Who says: “This is more strange than such a murder is”? Macbeth
Who says: “I have a strange infirmity, which is nothing to those that know me”? Macbeth
What is a Hyrcan Tiger? A tiger from Iran
Who says: “What man dare, I dare. Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, the armed rhinoceros, or th’ Hyrcan tiger”? What kind of irony? Macbeth; dramatic
Who says: “It will have blood, they say. Blood will have blood”? Macbeth
“The secret’st man of blood” is a synonym for what? Murderer
Who says: “You lack the season of all natures sleep”? Lady Macbeth
Who says: “We are yet but young in deed”? Macbeth
Who is Hecate? Queen of the Witches
Who says: “Men must not walk too late”? What literary device is used? Lennox; sarcasm
Who says: “Some holy angel fly to the court of England and unfold his message ere he come”? Lennox
What was the king’s touch and what is it an allusion to? If the king touched someone he healed them; allusion to James I because he also thought he had the king’s touch
What kind of blood was used in plays back in the day? Pig’s blood
What is rudibega? What actors would say to make crowd murmur

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