Macbeth test quizlet act 2-3

How does scene 1 start? Scene 1 starts off at night with a conversation between banquo and his son fleance
Name the speaker and significance “And yet I would not sleep. Merciful powers, Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature Gives way to in response” Speaker: BanquoSignificance: Banquo says that he can’t sleep because he is thinking about the witches. He wants to stay awake because he is having nightmares.
Name the speaker and significance “The kings abed. He hath been in unusual pleasure, and Sent forth great largess to your offices. This diamond he greets your wife with withal, By the name of most kind hostess, and shut up In measureless content.” Speaker: BanquoSignificance: Banquo is saying :1) the king went to bed happy and please2) the king gave lady macbeth a diamond for her generosity
Why is it ironic that Duncan gave lady macbeth a diamond for her generosity? It I said ironic because we know that lady Macbeth’s generosity was fake but Duncan did not know that
What is significant about the conversation that Macbeth and banquo have? Banquo asks macbeth if he thinks about the witches as much as he does and Macbeth says not at all but we know that Macbeth thinks a lot about the witches and their prophecy.
Name the speaker and significance”If you shall cleave to my consent, when ’tis, It shall make honor for you” Speaker: Macbeth Significance: Macbeth is telling banquo that he will take care of him if Banquo stays with him
^^How does Banquo respond to what Macbeth tells him? Banquo says yes but only if it is in good intention
Name the speaker and significance”Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight? Or art thou but a dagger of the mind, a false creation Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain? I see thee yet, in form as palpable as this which now I draw.” Speaker: Macbeth Significance: Macbeth says this in his soliloquy because he sees an imaginary dagger that is leading him to duncan a room.
At the end of Macbeth’s soliloquy what rings, and what is the significance? A bell rings and it means that lady Macbeth is calling him, they need to meet to kill Duncan, the time has come.
Why does Macbeth hallucinate? Macbeth hallucinates because of his conscious.
How does act 2 scene 1 end? With Macbeth’s soliloquy
ACT 2 SCENE 2 How does scene 2 start? Scene 2 starts with lady Macbeth saying why she couldnt kill Duncan. She was supposed to do the dirty work.
Where does scene 2 take place ? In the castle
What do we conclude about lady macbeth in SCENE 2? We see that lady Macbeth actually has a heart.
Name the speaker and significance “That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold, what hath quenched them hath given me fire” Speaker: Lady Macbeth Significance: she is drinking to get the boldness to kill Duncan
What is ironic about the owl? The owl usually symbolizes peace and there is no peace here which is ironic.
How did lady macbeth make sure that the servants were knocked out? She drugged them
Name the speaker and significance “Alack, I am afraid they have awaked, And ’tis not done. Th’ attempt and not the deed Confounds us. Hark!—I laid their daggers ready; He could not miss ’em. Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had done ‘t.” Speaker: lady macbeth Significance: lady macbeth cannot go through with the murder because when she goes to kill him, he looks like her father so she chooses not to kill him.
Macbeth enters with a bloody dagger which symbolizes what? The bloody dagger symbolizes that he did the deed
Other than blood, ( which is symbolic in the entire play), what is symbolic in scene 2? The owl
Who are Duncan’s sons ? Malcolm(oldest) and donalbain
When Macbeth says “this is a sorry sight” what is he referring too? He is looking at his hands Because they are bloody
Name the speaker and significance “There’s one did laugh in ‘s sleep, and one cried “Murder!” That they did wake each other. I stood and heard them. But they did say their prayers and addressed them Again to sleep.” Speaker: Macbeth Significance: The servants are going in and out of consciousness; one servant probably saw what happened, Duncan’s sons are in the house too.
What does the term “hangmans hands” mean ? Bloody
How do macbeth and lady macbeth react? Macbeth: – worried – fear of getting caught – will go crazy Lady Macbeth:- calice – won’t worry – nonchalant
Name the speaker and significance “Methought I heard a voice cry “Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep”—the innocent sleep” Speaker: macbeth Significance: guilt is consuming him, he will never sleep again.
What does lady macbeth tell macbeth? Lady Macbeth tells him:+ To not think about it because it will make him weak+ to wash off the evidence on his hands
Name the speaker and significance “I’ll go no more. I am afraid to think what I have done. Look on ‘t again I dare not.” Speaker: macbeth Significance: he regrets what happened
What does lady macbeth do after macbeth tells her that he regrets everything and is feeling guilty? Lady Macbeth tells him that he is weak on purpose and then she goes to put the blood on the servants to make it seem like they killed Duncan
Name the speaker,significance & rhetorical device “How is ‘t with me when every noise appalls me? What hands are here! Ha, they pluck out mine eyes. Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red.” + macbeth is paranoid+ macbeth is freaking out The rhetorical term is this paragraph is allusion
When there is a knock on the door what does lady macbeth tell macbeth? 1) change 2) wash hands 3) play cool
Name the speaker and significance”To know my deed ’twere best not know myself. Wake Duncan with thy knocking. I would thou couldst.” Macbeth wishes the knocking can wake Duncan up
What does Macbeth’s refusal to return to Duncan’s chamber echo? Macbeth’s refusal to return to Duncan’s chamber echoes regret, fear and especially guilt, it shows that he wishes he did not commit that heinous act.
*LAZO NOTE* __________ is not easy unless you’re a _____________. MURDER is not easy unless you’re a PSYCHOPATH
ACT 2 SCENE 3How does this scene start? Scene 3 is a relief for the murder, it begins with a common man, porter, soliloquy
How come porter is speaking in pros? Porter is speaking in pros because he is a common man and common men speak in pros.
What is significant when porter says “But this place I should too cold for hell” The significance is that he is talking about the castle and the death going on inside of it.
What does the owl signify ? Death
How is the theme of “a crime against nature” reinforced in this scene? This theme is reinforced by the weather and the comparison of the murder using an owl and falcon.
Name the speaker and significance “Goes the king hence today?” Speaker: LennoxSignificance: the phrase has a double meaning, 1) he goes as in leaves the castle 2) he goes as in dies
Name the speaker and significance “O horror, horror, horror! Tongue nor heart cannot conceive nor name thee!” Speaker: MacduffSignificance: macduff finds Duncan dead
Who is the one who points out the inappropriateness of Lady Macbeth’s initial response? Macduff
Name the speaker, significance, and rhetorical device”Approach the chamber and destroy your sight With a new Gorgon. Do not bid me speak. See and then speak yourselves.” Speaker: macduffSignificance: he is in absolute horror, the rhetorical device used is allusion, “with a new Gordon”, a Gordon is a monster that turns things to stone with eye contact.
How does lady macbeth act? She acts “shocked”, not that Duncan is dead but that a murder would occur in her house.
Name the speaker and significance “Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had lived a blessèd time; for from this instant There’s nothing serious in mortality. All is but toys. Renown and grace is dead. The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of.” Speaker: macbeth Significance: macbeth is saying that there is no reason to live now because of what he did
Who tells donalbain and Malcolm what happened? Macbeth and macduff
Name the speaker, significance and rhetorical term”O, yet I do repent me of my fury, That I did kill them. Who can be wise, amazed, temp’rate, and furious, Loyal, and neutral, in a moment? No man. Th’ expedition of my violent love Outrun the pauser, reason. Here lay Duncan, His silver skin laced with his golden blood, And his gashed stabs looked like a breach in nature For ruin’s wasteful entrance; there the murderers,Steeped in the colors of their trade, their daggers Unmannerly breeched with gore. Who could refrain That had a heart to love, and in that heart Courage to make ‘s love known?” Speaker: macbeth Significance: he admits to killing Duncan and the servants Rhetorical term: dramatic irony because when he confesses, no one is listening to him
What does lady macbeth do after macbeth confesses? Lady Macbeth pretends to faint to distract everyone from her husbands confession
Where do Malcolm and donalbain go? Malcolm= England Donalbain= Ireland
What is this quote an example of? “The near in blood, the nearer bloody” This quote is a juxtaposition
What is the predominant image in this scene, and what effect does it create? Predominant image= end of the world Effect: horror
ACT 3 SCENE 4 What is the purpose of this scene? 1) to show Duncan’s burial 2) to show Macbeth’s coronation 3) to show that Malcolm and donalbain leave
Why do people suspect Malcolm and donalbain? People suspect the brothers because right after they saw their dead father they fled, them fleeing makes others suspect them of murder.
What do the owl and falcon symbolize? Owl=death/macbethFalcon=duncan
Why is Duncan’s the falcon? Because during this time only the wealthy had falcons
What is the weather in ACT 3 SCENE 4 The weather is morning but it is so dark you can’t tell
Name the speaker and significance “A falcon, tow’ring in her pride of place, Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed.” Speaker: old manSignificance: the owl is macbeth, and the falcon is duncan, the owl stabs the falcon and kills it
Name the speaker and significance “They were suborned. Malcolm and Donalbain, the King’s two sons, Are stol’n away and fled, which puts upon them Suspicion of the deed.” Speaker: macduff Significance: he is saying how the brothers look suspicious
Name the speaker and significance “Gainst nature still! Thriftless ambition, that will ravin up Thine own lives’ means. Then ’tis most like The sovereignty will fall upon Macbeth.” Speaker: RossSignificance: Macbeth’s tragic flaw will be his ambition
What is the real reason macbeth killed the servants and what is the reason he gave everyone else? Real reason: **he killed the servants So they wouldn’t say what happenedFake reason:**he killed the servants out of “love” for Duncan
What is Scone and who goes there? Scone is an ancient city where Scottish kings were crowned, macbeth goes there
Ross asks where Duncan’s body is…who answers him and what does this person say? Macduff answers him and he says that Duncan’s body is carried to Colmekill
Who does not attend Macbeth’s coronation and why? Macduff does not attend because he has suspicion about Macbeth
Name the speaker and significance “God’s benison go with you and with those That would make good of bad and friends of foes.” Speaker: old man Significance: old man says “gods blessing goes with those that turn good into bad and turn enemies into friends”, this ties in with the fair is foul and foul is fair
ACT 3 SCENE 1What is a tragedy? A tragedy is a serious work of drama where the hero suffers a catastrophe or serious misfortune of his own actions
Where does the beginning of scene 1 take place? The palace
Name the speaker and significance”Thou hast it now—king, Cawdor, Glamis, all As the Weïrd Women promised, and I fear Thou played’st most foully for ‘t. Yet it was said It should not stand in thy posterity, But that myself should be the root and father Of many kings. If there come truth from them (As upon thee, Macbeth, their speeches shine) Why, by the verities on thee made good, May they not be my oracles as well, And set me up in hope? But hush, no more.” Speaker: Banquo Significance: banquo is saying that Macbeth did not play fair to be king, He hopes his kids will be kings
Why does banqou cut the conversation with him and Macbeth short? Banqou cuts the conversation short because he has to go
Macbeth will keep his enemies, ________, close Banqou
Name the speaker and significance “We hear our bloody cousins are bestowed In England and in Ireland, not confessing Their cruel parricide, filling their hearers With strange invention” Speaker: macbethSignificance: he is talking about Macbeth and donalbain saying that they are not saying anything about the murder Of their father which makes them look suspicious.
Why is Macbeth scared of banqou? Because banqou is wise and has a dauntless temper
Name the speaker and significance “To be this is nothing, But to be safely thus.” Speaker: macbeth Significance: he is saying that to be king is nothing unless he is protected
Name the speaker,significance & rhetorical device “There is none but he Whose being I do fear; and under him My genius is rebuked, as it is saidMark Antony’s was by Caesar. He chid the sisters When first they put the name of king upon me And bade them speak to him. Then, prophet-like, They hailed him father to a line of kings” Speaker: Macbeth Significance: he is scared that the prophecy will come trueR.D= allusion because of “Mark Antony’s was by Caesar”.
Who enters after Macbeth’s soliloquy and who do they mirror? Murderers enter and they mirror lady macbeth
Explain the conversation macbeth and the murderers have 1) Macbeth tells them to kill banqou and fleance2) Macbeth makes them blame banqou for their suffering 3) Macbeth is now the manipulator
Why do the murderers decide to go through with the plan? Because Macbeth said they will be in his good graces if they do
Name the speaker and significance “Who wear our health but sickly in his life, Which in his death were perfect.” Macbeth says that he is sick and will feel better once banqou is dead
Who is not in on this plan? Lady Macbeth
Why can’t macbeth kill banqou? Because they share common friends
When does Macbeth want the murderers to act? Tonight
Name the speaker and significance “Your spirits shine through you. Within this hour atmost I will advise you where to plant yourselves, Acquaint you with the perfect spy o’ th’ time, The moment on ‘t, for ‘t must be done tonight And something from the palace; always thought That I require a clearness. And with him(To leave no rubs nor botches in the work) Fleance, his son, that keeps him company, Whose absence is no less material to me Than is his father’s, must embrace the fate Of that dark hour. Resolve yourselves apart. I’ll come to you anon.” Speaker: macbeth Significance:1) macbeth is saying the plan2) Macbeth says that there can be no suspicion that he was part of this 3) Macbeth tells them to kill fleance too
ACT 3 SCENE 2 How does this scene start? This scene starts off with a conversation between lady macbeth and a servant
What does lady macbeth tell the servant? Lady Macbeth tells the servant that she needs to talk to her husband
What does lady macbeth tell her husband ? Lady Macbeth tells her husband that she is not satisfied and regretful
Why does lady macbeth feel unsatisfied and regretful? Lady Macbeth feels this way because she thinks it’s the way she got there that is making her unhappy
Name the speaker and significance “Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.” Speaker: lady macbeth Significance: she’s wondering if maybe she is not happy because of how she got there
Name the speaker and significance “Of sorriest fancies your companions making, Using those thoughts which should indeed have died With them they think on?” Speaker: lady macbeth Significance: she says Macbeth is too caught up In his own thoughts
What would macbeth rather do than stand the torture? Die
How is Macbeth feeling? Macbeth is feeling restless, he’s not getting enough sleep
Name the speaker, significance & rhetorical term”And so I pray be you. Let your remembrance Apply to Banquo; present him eminence Both with eye and tongue: unsafe the while that we Must lave our honors in these flattering streams And make our faces vizards to our hearts, Disguising what they are.” Speaker : macbeth Significance: he is telling her to be extra nice to banqou because he wants to keep his enemies close R.D= dramatic irony because we know that he sent people the kill banqou, but lady macbeth is clueless
What does Macbeth say his mind is full of? Scorpions
Why have lady macbeth and Macbeth switched roles? They have switched roles, because now he is more manipulative like she was and now she is more clueless as to what is going on how he was
Name the speaker and significance “Thou marvel’st at my words, but hold thee still. Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill. So prithee go with me.” Speaker : macbeth Significance: fair is foul and foul is fair
In this scene, what is Macbeth’s state of mind? Paranoia and guilt
On the other hand, how does Macbeth show that his resolve and ambition have become stronger? 1) planning the death of banqou and fleance 2) later telling his wife to not worry
ACT 3 SCENE 3 Who opens up this scene The murderers do
Who joins the murderers? A third murderer joins, but they let him stay because he was given the same orders as them
How far are the murderers from the palace? 1 mile
What is the weather in this scene and what mood does it show? Rain, and it sets an ominous mood. The rain signifies the death of banqou
Name the speaker and significance “O treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly! Thou mayst revenge—O slave!” Speaker: banqou Significance: banqou says this when he is being murdered, he tells his son to run so he will get
​What happens at the ambush? They kill banqou and kill fleance
ACT 3 SCENE 4 Where does this scene take place in? The banquet in the castle
In the banquet how do the guest sit? The guests sit in order of royalty; in ranks highest to lowest
What does the murderer have on his face? Banqous blood
Name the speaker, significance, and rhetorical device, “Thou art the best o’ th’ cutthroats, Yet he’s good that did the like for Fleance. If thou didst it, thou art the nonpareil.” Speaker: macbethSignificance: he is telling them that they are the best cutthroatsR.D= dramatic irony because we know they aren’t the best since they let fleance go
What does Macbeth tell the murderer when he sees banqous blood on his face? Macbeth tells him that he’d rather see the blood on his face than in his veins because that would mean that he’s alive
Once Macbeth heard that fleance fled what does he feel? Macbeth says that he is now scared again
Name the speaker and significance, “Safe in a ditch he bides, With twenty trenchèd gashes on his head,The least a death to nature.” Speaker: murdererSignificance: he says that Macbeth is dead, safe in a ditch and that he was killed brutally
Who does Macbeth compare to snakes? Banqou and fleance
Name the speaker,significance, and R.D, “Here had we now our country’s honor roofed, Were the graced person of our Banquo present, Who may I rather challenge for unkindness Than pity for mischance.” Speaker: macbeth Significance: macbeth says that he hopes that banqou is absent because of rudeness and not because something bad has happened to himR.D= dramatic irony because we know that he is absent because he is dead
When Macbeth sees the ghost, what does he loose? Macbeth looses his grip on reality
Name the speaker and significance, “Sit, worthy friends. My lord is often thus And hath been from his youth. Pray you, keep seat. The fit is momentary; upon a thought He will again be well. If much you note him You shall offend him and extend his passion. Feed and regard him not.(Drawing Macbeth aside.)Are you a man?” Speaker: lady macbethSignificance: she is telling everyone to not worry, that he is acting up because of a “disease” he was born with, but then she’d emasculated him quickly after
What can lady macbeth conclude from his behavior? Lady macbeth can conclude that Macbeth is going crazy, she notices that he is imagining the ghost of banqou just like he imagined the dagger
What has paralyzed Macbeth completely? Foolishness
What is Macbeth freaked out about? Macbeth is freaked out about the haunting, he says that they are stranger than the murders
Name the speaker and significance “I have a strange infirmity, which is nothing To those that know me. Come, love and health to all.” Speaker: macbethSignificance: he is telling his guests not to worry, that he has a disorder and that everything is fine
Name the speaker, significance, and R.D, “I drink to th’ general joy o’ th’ whole table And to our dear friend Banquo, whom we miss. Would he were here! To all, and him we thirst, And all to all.” Speaker: macbethSignificance: macbeth is toasting to everyone at the table including Macbeth who is not thereR.D= dramatic irony because we know why he is not there
Name the speaker and significance, “Avaunt, and quit my sight! Let the earth hide thee. Thy bones are marrowless; thy blood is cold; Thou hast no speculation in those eyes Which thou dost glare with.” Speaker: macbeth Significance: macbeth is talking to the ghost, he says:1) “you look at me with eyes That have no power to see”2) “may the earth hide you”3) “you’re bones don’t work, blood does not run through your veins”
Why do the guests feel awkward? The guests feel awkward because macbeth is talking to the ghost out loud
What does Macbeth tell the ghost the second time he appears? Macbeth tells the ghost that he is just as brave, that he is surely a man
How did Macbeth ruin the good mood? By making himself look like a fool
Why do the guests leave? 1) they feel awkward 2) lady Macbeth tells them to not talk to macbeth and to quickly leave
What I said a motif and what are some examples of it? Symbol that appears time and time again; supports the main theme (EXAMPLES IN MACBETH)1) blood 2)hallucinations 3)darkness & night 4)sleep
What rhetorical term is used when Macbeth says this? “Stones have been known to move, and trees to speak.” Personification because stones don’t move and trees don’t speak
Name the speaker and significance,”I will tomorrow (And betimes I will) to the Weïrd Sisters. More shall they speak, for now I am bent to know By the worst means the worst” Speaker: macbethSignificance: macbeth wants to go visit the witches tomorrow so he can know what is to come
Name the speaker and significance,”I am in blood Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er. Strange things I have in head that will to hand, Which must be acted ere they may be scanned” Speaker: macbethSignificance: macbeth says that he is way to deep in killing, he says that murder is now getting easier.
Besides Banquo, who was conspicuously absent from the banquet? Malcolm, donalbain, and macduff
ACT 3 SCENE 5How does this scene start off? The witches meet with Hecate and ask why she is so mad
Who is Hecate? Boss of the witches
Name the speaker, and significance,”Have I not reason, beldams as you are? Saucy and overbold, how did you dare To trade and traffic with Macbeth In riddles and affairs of death, And I, the mistress of your charms, The close contriver of all harms, Was never called to bear my part Or show the glory of our art?” Speaker: HecateSignificance: Hecate says 1) she is angry because they told macbeth prophecies w/o her2) she wanted to show her powers too
What does Hecate say about Macbeth? 1)spoiled brat 2) angry 3) hateful
Name the speaker and significance,”Get you gone, And at the pit of Acheron Meet me i’ th’ morning. Thither he Will come to know his destiny.” Speaker: HecateSignificance: Hecate says they are going to meet in the pit by the river by hell in the morning, there macbeth will know his destiny
What is mans worst enemy? Overconfidence
^^^What do you think Hecate means when she says “And you all know security / Is mortals’ chiefest enemy”? Mans worst enemy is overconfidence
What is Hecate’s plan for Macbeth? To make an evil spell that will mak him hallucinate
ACT 3 SCENE 6 How does this scene start? Lennox’s soliloquy
Name the speaker and significance,”And the right valiant Banquo walked too late, Whom you may say, if ‘t please you, Fleance killed, For Fleance fled. Men must not walk too late.” Lennox thinks fleance killed banqou because he fled
Who knows that strange things are going on and has suspicion about Macbeth? Lennox
Name the speaker and significance, “Thither Macduff Is gone to pray the holy king upon his aid To wake Northumberland and warlike Siward That, by the help of these (with Him above To ratify the work), we may again Give to our tables meat, sleep to our nights, Free from our feasts and banquets bloody knives, Do faithful homage, and receive free honors, All which we pine for now.” Speaker: lord Significance: macduff has set out to England to look for people that will fight against macbeth, this tells us that there will soon be a fight
Who calls Macbeth a tyrant and why? Macduff calls macbeth a tyrant because of the way he got to where he’s at
What things does Lennox say have been “strangely borne”? Lennox says that these things have been strangely borne: 1) the fact that Macbeth pitied Duncan after Duncan was dead2) banqou went out walking to late and was killed3) Malcolm and donalbain “killing” their father4) Macbeth killing the 2 servants for the sole purpose of his “love” for Duncan
How can we interpret Lennox’s speech? We can interpret that Lennox’s speech is about how he thinks macbeth sweated his way to the top
What further exposition does Shakespeare offer through the Lord? Things in Scotland are very very bad, they are rallying troops to defeat Macbeth

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