Macbeth Review

Who said the following quote? “Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires, the eye wink at the hand, yet let that be which the eye fears when it is done, to see.” Macbeth
Who said the following quote? “Despair thy charm, and let the angel whom thou still hast served to tell thee [I] was from his mother’s womb untimely ripped.” Macduff
Who said the following quote? “Who’s there, i’th name of Beelzebub?” The porter
Who said the following quote? “Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it.” Malcolm
Who said the following quote? “Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air.” The Weird Sisters
Who said the following quote? “Thou hast it now–King, Cawdor, Glamis, all as the Weird Women promised, and I fear thou played most foully for’t.” Banquo
Who said the following quote? “Come, thick night, and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, that my keen knife see not the wound it makes, nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark to cry, “Hold, hold!” Lady Macbeth
Who said the following quote? “There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face. He was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust.” Duncan
When was William Shakespeare born? April 23, 1564
When was William Shakespeare’s death? April 23, 1616
What was the name of the theater that William Shakespeare owned? The Globe Theater
What are the main types of play genres that Shakespeare wrote? Comedy, Tragedy, and History
Duncan is king of what country? Scotland
What country is Duncan at war with? Norway and Ireland (Irish Rebels)
Act I – King Duncan decides to make Macbeth Thane of Cawdor because Macbeth fought heroically for him
Act I – When Macbeth receives his new title, Banquo reacts with Joy, at first.
Act I – After reading the letter from her husband, Lady Macbeth calls upon the spirits to “Make thick my blood, / Stop up th’ access and passage to remorse.” She is asking to be made insensitive to the cruelty she is planning
Act I – Which of the following quotations from Act I is the best example of paradox:1. “I’ll drain him dry as hay…”2. “Lesser than Macbeth, and greater.”3. “O, never / Shall sun that morrow see!”4. “Was the hope drunk / Wherein you dressed yourself?” “Lesser than Macbeth, and greater.”
Act I – Near the end of Act I, Macbeth expresses doubt about murdering the king because Macbeth is the king’s subject and host
Act I – The play’s first act includes all of the following events except1. an invasion2. an order of execution3. a coldblooded murder4. some treacherous plotting a coldblooded murder
Act II – Macbeth lies to Banquo about the witches predictions. What does he say? He says that he does not even think about them.
Act II – What signal does Lady Macbeth use to tell her husband that she has taken care of the guards? She will ring a bell.
Act II – After the murder, why can’t Macbeth return the bloody daggers to King Duncan’s room? He can’t bare to look at Duncan again.
Act II – What did Lady Macbeth do to cover for her husband when he almost gave himself away after Duncan’s body had been found by the nobles? She fainted.
Act II – Why do Malcolm and Donalbain flee from Duncan’s death scene? They fear for their lives.
Act III – At the beginning of scene 1, what feeling does Banquo express about the witches’ prophecies? a fear that they have been disastrous for Scotland
Act III – When Macbeth claims to see a vision at the banquet, Lady Macbeth responds to him with scorn
Act III – Lady Macbeth wants the banquet guests to think that Macbeth’s odd behavior is the result of a recurring illness
Act IV – After visiting the witches, why does Macbeth initially change his mind and decide not to have Macduff killed? He is reassured by the second apparition.
Act IV – In scene 3, what finally convinces Malcolm that Macduff is loyal? Macduff’s reaction to Malcolm’s claim that he doesn’t possess the qualities of a king.
Act IV – Which of the following lines spoken by Malcolm best conveys how he truly feels about Scotland? “…It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash/Is added to her wounds.”
Act V – What is the main message of Macbeth in Act 5, scene 1, which includes Lady Macbeth’s sleepwalking scene? Illness comes to evil people.
Act V – What is the meaning of Lady Macbeth’s symbolic words, “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand”? No measure of virtue will undo her guilt.
Act V – When Macbeth reveals in scene 5 that he has grown impervious to fear and horror, he is highlighting the play’s theme of: destructiveness of blind ambition.
Act V – At what point does Macbeth begin to realize that he has been tricked by the witches? when he learns that Birnam Wood is moving toward the castle
Act V – In Act 5, in what way does Macbeth revert to his former self? He fights with courage and skill.
Act V – Why does Shakespeare have Macbeth display certain admirable traits at the end of the play? to reinforce the idea that Macbeth is a victim of his own tragic flaw
Act V – Paraphrase the following quote from Macbeth: “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.” You should do this ahead of time in order to make sure that you have the information that you need to write about.
Consider the Reversal or turning point of the story. In addition to being the highest point of tension, the climax, this is the moment when everything changes for our protagonist. What makes them crazy? Why is Banquo’s death have more impact on Macbeth than Duncan’s death?
We have discussed the conflict of Man vs. Man a lot. Notice the many other types of conflict that are listed. Who are Macbeth’s two main antagonists? Self and Macduff

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