Macbeth Review

In what scene does Macbeth become the Thane of Cawdor? Act 1 Scene 3
When does the murder of Duncan take place? Between Act II Scene 1 and Act II Scene 2 — offstage
In what scene does Lady Macbeth and Macbeth starting to plan Duncan’s death? Act 1 Scene 5
What were the 3 prophecies given to Macbeth? 1.Thane of Glamis2. Thane of Cawdor3. To be King
What’s the setting? Scotland, England
When the Weird sisters are on stage what’s the weather like? Storming, Thunder, Lighting
Who kills Duncan and how do they kill him? Macbeth. He uses a dagger
What does the ringing of the bell signal in Act 2 Scene 1? For Macbeth to go and kill the King
What is Macbeth’s tragic flaw? Ambition
Who tells Macbeth that he(Macbeth) is Thane of Cawdor? Ross
What are the witches? Represent evil, the fates
What does Lady Macbeth reveal in her sleepwalking scene? All of her crimes
How many times is Banquo stabbed? 20 times in the head
Why doesn’t Lady Macbeth kill Duncan? He reminds her of her Father
Whom does Duncan name as heir to the throne? His son, Malcolm
Who gives Macbeth the title Thane of Cawdor? Duncan
Who does not attend Macbeth’s banquet? Macduff
Who smears the grooms with blood? Lady Macbeth
How many times does Banquo’s ghost appear? 2 times
How many murderers were there? 3
What does the bloody child prophesy? Someone of woman cannot kill Macbeth
Where is Duncan buried? Colmekill
How does Malcolm describe himself to Macduff? As being more evil than Macbeth; he has no kingly virtues
Who was with Macbeth when he encounters the witches? Banquo
Who was the first person murdered by Macbeth? Duncan
Where and when do the Three witches meet Macbeth? when he is coming home from battle they meet him on his return with Banquo
Why does King Duncan name Macbeth as the Thane of Cawdor? During the War with Norway he waits for news of the battle between the rebels led by Macdownwald, the Thane of Cawdor and his men. He heard that Macbeth was valiant and heard from Ross and Angus that the Thanke of Cawdor surrendered. He gave Macbeth the title instead
What announcements does King Duncan make and what affect do these announcements have on Macbeth? Malcolm becomes the next in line to succeed because he proves his maturity at battle – the Prince of Cumberland. Macbeth is named the Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth leaves and says he needs to prepare for the king’s arrival at Inverness, but he lusts after crown because he desires to be the King
What does Lady Macbeth want to do after she reads the letter from her husband? wants to tempt Macbeth into murdering Duncan. Shows woman’s strength, will leave the planning to her.
What happens when Duncan arrives at Inverness? arrives with Banquo, Fleance, Donaldbain, Malcolm, Lennox, and Macduff and is welcomed at castle by Lady Macbeth. Duncan and Banquo oblivious to the moral decay inside the castle
What does Macbeth contemplate and what does he finally decide and why? outside the banqueting hall trying to decide whether or not he should kill King Duncan – he is a good king and he is Duncan’s subject. He can’t do it even if Heaven doesn’t judge him. However, Lady Macbeth successfully convinces him to commit the murder because she is greedy and ruthless
Who commits the murder of King Duncan and how? Macbeth waits for bell from Lady macbeth which signals that the guards are drunk. Met Banquo beforehand, who wants to talk about the witches again, but Macbeth said he had not thought of them again. Macbeth hears the bell, gives solioquy about the imaginary dagger, and then kills the King
What mistake did Macbeth make and how is it corrected? Macbeth forgot to place the daggers near the guards. Lady Macbeth orders him to wash his hands and place the daggers near the guards. He won’t, so she went instead and placed the daggers near the guards making them appear guilty. Macbeth is filled with regret after the murder
What happens to the “guilty guards”? Opens the door for Lennox and Macduff, Macduff discovers that the king is dead. Macbeth kills the guards in a fit. Lady Macbeth passes out. Donalbain and Malcolm flee Scotland
Why and how is Banquo murdered? Banquo kept in mind of the prophecy, and believes that he will be the father of kings. He promises Macbeth that he and Fleance will not miss the feast. Macbeth hires two murderers to kill Fleance and Banquo. Only Banquo is killed as Fleance escapes
What happens to Macduff’s family? Lady Macduff, his family and servants are killed
How does Malcolm test Macduff’s loyalty to him? Malcolm said bad things about himself; said he would make a horrible king and that he was a worse man than Macbeth, then Macduff weeps for the future of Scotland.Both vow for revenge against Macbeth
Who goes insane due to guilt and finally kills themself? Macbeth is gone, and Lady Macbeth dwells on her guilt. sleepwalks as she slowly goes crazy and then commits suicide
What is Macbeth’s tragic flaw? blind ambition
What do the 3 witches tell Macbeth? he will become Thane of Cawdor and king
Who is angered by the witches for leading Macbeth astray? Hectate
Who was Macbeth’s victim in the play and NOT his accomplice? Banquo
Whose wife and children are murdered by Macbeth? Macduff
What was unusual about Macduff that fulfilled a prophecy that seemed impossible? he was not born of woman and is thus able to kill Macbeth
Who is the son of Banquo and escapes the murderers that Macbeth sends after them? Fleance
What is Malcolm known as? “the Prince of Cumberland”
Who becomes king at the conclusion of the play? Malcolm – son of King Duncan
Who flees to Ireland after the death of his father? Donalbain
Who wants to be strong and less like a woman in Act I? Lady Macbeth
Who was King of Scotland at the play’s beginning? Duncan
Who does Macbeth follow an imaginary dagger to this person’s bed chamber? Duncan
Which character often is the bearer of bad news to other characters? Ross
Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and King of Scotland. What three titles does Macbeth eventually come to possess?
Lady Macbeth Who devises the plot to kill King Duncan?
Banquo’s ghost What does Macbeth see at the banquet that causes him to act so strangely?
Macbeth Who is the last character in the book to die?
Scotland in what country does the play Macbeth take place?
Anne Hathaway Who was Shakespeare’s wife?
The King’s Men Shakespeare was part of an acting company called “Lord Chamberlin’s Men.” What was the name changed to under King James I reign?
The Globe Shakespeare became a partner in what London theatre?
1564-1616 What years was William Shakespeare alive?
Witchcraft. What superstition did Shakespeare include in his play Macbeth to please the King?
Rebirth/ revival What does the word “Renaissance” mean?
James I (James VI of Scotland) Who became the ruler of England after Queen Elizabeth’s death?
The Puritan Revolution After what major event in English history did London’s theatre’s close and most forms of recreation ceased?
Oliver Cromwell Who took control of England from King Charles I and named himself “Lord Protector” for life?
The Restoration period (when the monarchy was restored with the reign of Charles II) What was the next period in history called after the Renaissance ended in 1660?
Hearing voices say “Macbeth hath murdered sleep”; he cannot say “amen.” Macbeth claims that all the water in the oceans couldn’t wash Duncan’s blood off of his hands. He also wishes that Duncan could be woken by the knocking he hears at the door. Examples of how Macbeth expresses his guilt after killing Duncan.
She is much more calm and collected than her husband. She claims “a little water washes us of this deed.” How does Lady Macbeth’s reaction to Duncan’s death in Act two differ from her husband’s?
They feared that they would be killed next. Why do Malcolm and Donalbain flee after their father is murdered?
She sleep walks and constantly washes her hands. She also talks in her sleep and is unable to sleep well. In what ways does Lady Macbeth express her guilt over the murder of King Duncan?
He is the son of Banquo and Banquo is the ancestor of King James I. Fleance must live to continue the family line so that King James will be born and eventually become king. Who is Fleance and why is it important that he get away from the murderers?
Duncan’s guards Who do the Thanes originally think killed Duncan?
An mousing owl attacking a falcon and Duncan’s horses breaking out of their stalls and eating each other. What strange events do Ross and the Old Man discuss?
His loyalty in exhange for many honors What does Macbeth ask Banquo the night of Duncan’s murder?
He reminded her of her father while he was sleeping. Why does Lady Macbeth not kill Duncan herself?
To serve as comic relief for the audience. What is the purpose of the Porter?
Macduff Who kills Macbeth?
Malcolm Who becomes king at the end of the play?
Dunsinane At what castle is Macbeth attacked?
An armed head. What is the first apparition that Macbeth is shown when he goes to see the Witches in Act four?
Eight kings and Banquo’s ghost. What is the fourth and final apparition that is shown to Macbeth by the Three Witches?
Macbeth orders people to murder them. What happens to Macduff’s family?
Beware Macduff. What does the apparition of the armed head tell Macbeth?
Repeatedly rub her hands. What does Lady Macbeth do while she is sleep walking?
As a brave and fierce soldier. How does the wounded captain/Sergeant in Act I portray Macbeth?
His wife refused to give one of the witches her chesnuts. Why did the Three Witches put a spell on a man?
To England to find Malcolm. Where does Macduff go instead of Scone?
Banquo’s ghost. Who is the surprise guest at the feast?
An illness he’s had since childhood What does Lady Macbeth say has caused her husband’s strange behavior at the banquet (when Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost)?
The Weird Sisters. What are the Three Witches also referred to as?
Guilt. In the play Macbeth, What is blood a symbol of?
That Malcolm and Donalbain paid the guards to kill Duncan for them. When the Thanes discover that Malcolm and Donalbain have run away after the murder of their father, what do the Thanes suspect?
Lady Macbeth After Duncan’s murder, who places the bloody daggers on the sleeping guards in order to frame them?
Macbeth Who devises the plan to kill Banquo and Fleance?
Malcolm orders soldiers to cut branches from the trees to use as camouflage that will disguise their numbers. How does Birnam Wood move against Dunsinane Hill in Act five?
No, they simply give Macbeth prophecies that he chooses to act on. Do the witches cause Macbeth to be evil?
No – Macbeth states that the witches placed a “fruitless crown” upon his head “and put a barren sceptre in my gripe, thence to be wrench’d with an unlineal hand, no son of mine succeeding.”(3.1) Do the Macbeth’s have any children?