ACT I Questions 1 Macbeth

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ACT I Questions

1. As the play opens, you find the witches casting spells, chanting "Fair is foul, and foul is fair./ Hover through the fog and filthy air." This paradox will occur many times in the play. How can something be fair and foul at the same time? Situationally, I think this makes more sense when you consider it in the sense of an outcome. War can be foul, but the outcome fair…depending what side you are on.

2. The reader 's first impression of Macbeth actually comes not from meeting him, but from hearing about him through the character of the captain. What kinds of things does the captain reveal about Macbeth that make Macbeth an admirable character? He seems valiant. He is described to be a war
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Greddy, she wants the throne as much as her husband.
11. Lady Macbeth goes further in asking the spirits to "unsex me here,/ And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full / Of direst cruelty! Make thblood, . . ." Why does she do this, and what does it show about her character? She asking to hve her character as a women removed and her self be transformed into the man her husband cant be.
12. As Lady Macbeth proclaims "O, never Shall sun that morrow see!" in reference to killing King Duncan, how does Macbeth react? What does this indicate about him? Weak spirit, guilty, regretful, also very bad poker player.
13. In Act I, scene vi, what irony do you see as Duncan admires the castle? It is a fair place, where there is no ledge that
14. In Act I, scene vii, this is one of Shakespeare 's great soliloquies in which Macbeth voices his indecision and possibly his conscience. What are his four conflicts? To what conclusion does he come about killing Duncan?

15. What reasons does Macbeth give his wife as to why he will proceed no further? The king has honored him with so much, people have rtust and respect now for him, he wants to enjoy what that feel like.
16. Lady Macbeth uses what points of woe to persuade her husband to change his mind? What "lies" does she resort to, and what does this show about her character? She calls him a hypocrite and a women because he simply had a small drink
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