Macbeth Test

The famous line said by the Witches about good and evil? “Fair is foul and foul is fair” (Act 1, Scene 1)
What does the Good is bad and bad is good
The three prophecies Banquo receives? 1. Banquo will produce a line of Kings 2. You will not be as happy, but happier than Macbeth 3. You will be not as great but greater than Macbeth
The two NEWEST prophecies Macbeth receives? 1. You will not be killed until trees move2. You will be killed by someone not born of a woman
One example of Duncan being kind? Giving Macbeth a diamond.
One example of Macbeth being guilty? He cannot sleep at night.
What is one way Lady Macbeth does not fit stereotypical gender roles? Women are expected to not be violent and aggressive. Lady Macbeth goes against these stereotypes and plans the murder of Duncan and also manipulating her husband
Two examples of pathetic fallacy after Duncan’s murder The sun wouldn’t rise and the horses ate each other
Two ways that being an audience member has changes since the Shakespearean times? 1) The wealthiest people used to sit farthest from the stage 2) Wealthy seats would be behind the stage
One method Lady Macbeth uses to manipulate her husband into killing Duncan? “When you dared do it, then you were a man”
What is Purgatory? When you cannot repent your sins before you die so you are stuck between heaven and hell.
How does Purgatory connect to Banquo? Banquo did not repent his sin before his death so he comes back as a ghost.
How does Macbeth’s rise of power connect to the Great Chain of Being? Macbeth killed his way to the top. He moved up the Great Chain unnaturally and bad things began to happen—ie. horses eating each other.
What does Macbeth hallucinate about before he goes to murder Duncan? The dagger
How does Macbeth change throughout the play? At first, Macbeth was hesitant and innocent and Lady Macbeth had to force and manipulate Macbeth into killing. Later, he plans the murders and executes the murders himself without consulting Lady Macbeth. He starts killing more and more people as the play goes on.
One way the play connects to each of the criticisms. (Traditional, Gender and Psychoanalytic) ..
Act 1, Scene 1 The witches want to meet Macbeth after a battle.
Important / Famous Quote? “Fair is foul, and foul is fair” (1.1.11)
What does this quote mean? Good is bad and bad is good.
Act 1, Scene 2 Scotland won a war against Sweno (Norway).
Summarize the battle. Scotland VS Norway. Macbeth and Banquo of Scotland win, Macbeth slices MacDonwald in half. They are praised for their victory.
What happened to the old thane? – he is ordered for execution – executed for treason
Who is MacDonwald? – King of Ireland – in a war against against Macbeth – killed by Macbeth
King of Norway – leader of opposing side to Macbeth
Thane of Cawdor – betrays Scotland- Macbeth is given the title
Duncan – King of Scotland – Leader of victorious team
Scene 1, Act 3 – Banquo and Macbeth encounter the Three Witches and are given prophecies – Macbeth is new thane of Cawdor (former thane of Glamis)
Macbeth’s prophecies: – Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor- will be King some day
Banquo’s prophecies: – will not be great, greater than Macbeth – not as happy but happy as Macbeth – never be king but will produce a line of Kings
Act 1, Scene 4 – we hear of Cawdor’s execution – Duncan pronounces Malcom the heir to the throne – Macbeth notes that Malcom stands between the throne – Macbeth will have Duncan over for dinner
Three things Thane of Cawdor asked for before execution? 1) Asked for a pardon2) confession for treason 3) asked for forgiveness
Name of Macbeth’s castle? Iverness
What’s an id? A bad guy
Act 1, Scene 5 Lady Macbeth receives a letter from Macbeth, informing him about his new title. She tells him to do whatever he can to get the crown. They discuss the kings visit this evening… Lady Macbeth says that he will not see tomorrow. She starts planning.
What is Lady Macbeth’s description of Macbeth? “Too full of the breastmilk of human kindness”
What is Macbeth’s weakness? He is too kind
What does it mean when Lady Macbeth asked to be “unsexed”? she asks to be turned into a man because she thinks men are only capable of murder
Why does she not want her blood to be thick? Lady Macbeth does not want the guilt to go to her heart
Lady Macbeth wants her breastmilk to be replaced with poison or gall. What does this mean? She thinks the breastmilk gives her the power to be loving and nurturing.
How long is Duncan staying at Iverness? What does that mean? Duncan must be killed that night.
What does Lady Macbeth tell Macbeth to do? Look nice and act evil.
How does Lady Macbeth react to the potential of becoming Queen? Enticed.
How does Macbeth react to the potential of becoming King? Scared.
Act 1, Scene 6 Duncan arrives and greets Lady Macbeth.
Duncan tells Banquo the castle is pleasant. What is the irony? He is going to be killed in the castle.
What is a purveyor? a messenger to ensure the food is ready for the King.
Why did Macbeth rush home before Duncan arrived? Macbeth went to talk to his wife quickly.
Act 1, Scene 7 – Macbeth declares he does not want to kill Duncan – Lady Macbeth is furious and blackmails him (she says he is not a man and Macbeth does not love her if he doesn’t kill Duncan)
What does Macbeth say regarding violence and evil in his soliloquy? He is scared of Karma and violence
What are the reasons Macbeth gives to why the King trusts him? 1. Hosts shouldn’t kill guests 2. Duncan is a good guy and he hasn’t done anything bad to him 3. Macbeth is supposed to be Duncan’s protector
Main reason Macbeth wants to murder Duncan? His wife, throne and ambition
How does Lady Macbeth manipulate Macbeth? – he is not a man if he does not kill Duncan- he said that he would (he promised)- he does not love her if he doesn’t kill Duncan – he does not have her trust if he doesn’t kill
How do their views on gender differ? Lady Macbeth is telling him that men are seen as more violent.
What is the plan to murder Duncan? Lady Macbeth will get the guards drunk and until they pass out. When they are drunk, Lady Macbeth will ring the bell. When they are passed out, Macbeth will take the blood and smear it on the guards so it looks like they did it.
What are some possible problems with the plan? – the guards could deny it- the guards could wake up- Macbeth may not be able to murder- high alcohol tolerance
What are some reasons Macbeth finally decides to kill Duncan – his wife manipulated him- he really wants to become King
What is the important quote? “false face must hide what the false heart doth know”
What does this quote mean? face must not show what you are feeling
Act 2, Scene 1 – Banquo and Fleance enter- Banquo says he is surprised to see Macbeth still awake- Banquo reveals he had a dream about the three witches- Macbeth says he has not thought of the prophecies at all – Banquo and Macbeth agree to discuss the prophecies at a later time
Why would they introduce Fleance? to foreshadow (Fleance is Banquo’s son)
Banquo says he has been having nightmares. What literary device is this? Foreshadowing
What gift does Duncan give Macbeth ? A diamond
What purpose does this serve? – reinforces how kind Duncan is
What does the Diamond represent? – Duncan’s trust
What lie does Macbeth tell Banquo – he has not thought of the prophecies at all
What object does Macbeth hallucinate? – a dagger
Why does he hallucinate? – represents his guilt
How does the hallucination connect to Psychoanalytic Criticism? – unable to suppress his greedy desires- represents his id (guilt)
What does “hear not my steps” mean? – he doesn’t want anyone to know about what he did
What signal is Macbeth given from Lady Macbeth? – a bell
What does the signal mean? It is time to kill Duncan
The Great Chain of Being