Macbeth Acts 2-5 Test

What is the central idea of Act II Killing of Duncan
Symbolism in Act II Dagger, blood, sleep (Duncan sleeps – innocence)
General plots of Acts II-IV Act 2 – killing DuncanAct 3 – killing of BanquoAct 4 – witches apparitions/Malcolm and Macduff (family dies)Act 5 – death of Macbeth
Another name of Iambic Pentameter
Purpose of Act III Killing of Banquo – seeing evil eat Macbeth and unfold
External conflict definition struggle between a literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character, which drives the dramatic action of the plot: external conflict between Macbeth and Macduff. 2. struggle between a person and an outside force: external conflict between parents and children.
Internal conflict definition An internal conflict is the struggle occurring within a character’s mind. Things such as things the character vies for, but can’t quite reach.
Theme definition (apply) Greed, evil, etc.
“Upon my head placed a fruitless crown and put a barren scepter in my grip” means… The witches told that Banquo’s children would have the crown meaning that Macbeth’s crown would not be “fruitful”
Dramatic Irony (apply) irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play.
Act IV – foreshadowing foreshadowing the downfall of Macbeth (apparitions)
Elizabethan Theater No backgrounds
Act V – imagery Blood, sleep walking, witches prophecy
Definition of avarice greed
Symbolism of babies and children Future
Doctors in that time period Did not understand mental illnesses
“We are yet but young indeed” means… After seeing Banquo’s ghost Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that they are still young in the killing business and that is why he is seeing things

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