Macbeth Study Guide Questions

What is the point of the first scene literally and in reference to the whole play? This scene sets the tone for the entire play, and shows how all of Scotland is doomed. It also introduces the witches.
What does Duncan call Macbeth when he hears Macbeth has defeated Macdonwald? He says “Valiant Cousin & Worthy Gentleman”.
Who is sentenced to death? Thane of Cawdor
What do the witches predict in I.iii for Macbeth? For Banquo? They predict that Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor and the king. Banquo will be “lesser than Macbeth and greater” and also “not as happy but happier”