Essay about Macbeth Study Guide Questions

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Macbeth Study Guide Questions

Act I Scenes 1 & 2 1. What is the meaning of “Fair is foul, and foul is fair”? Nothing is completely good; everything comes with a price. Nothing is as it seems. It sets the deceptive tone of the whole play. 2. What description does the Captain (Sergeant) give to Duncan about battle? He tells about how Macbeth and Banqumacbeth ao fought bravely in battle. Macbeth sliced up the enemy, Macdonwald, from his navel to his mouth. 3. What characteristics of the King are evident? He is loving and appreciative of others and is a benevolent ruler. 4. What punishment is pronounced upon the Thane of Cawdor? He will be executed. 5. What reward is bestowed upon Macbeth? He becomes the new Thane of
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Then, they will spread the blood all over the drunk and sleeping chamberlains to make them appear guilty. 4. What is the result of the great influence Lady Macbeth has over Macbeth? He succumbs to the temptation of power.

ACT II Scenes 1-4

Scene I – 1. What time is it at the beginning of this Act? Just past midnight 2. What does Banquo give Macbeth that is a present from the King? Why did the King give this to Macbeth? He gives LMB a diamond for being a very kind hostess. 3. What did Banquo dream about? The Three Weird Sisters and their prophecy. 4. What does Macbeth want to talk to Banquo about? MB claims he has not thought about the prophecy and that they can talk about it later. 5. In Macbeth’s soliloquy – what does he have delusions about? He sees his bloody dagger and talks to it. He is very worried about murdering Duncan.

Scene 2 – 1. Why didn’t Lady Macbeth kill the King? He looked like her father. 2. Why did Macbeth bring back the daggers to Lady Macbeth? Who returns them? Macbeth forgot to leave them in the room and refuses to go back in. LMB goes in to put the daggers back. 3. What does the last line (spoken by Macbeth) mean? He wishes Duncan was still alive and that the knocking sound would awaken him. This shows his guilty conscience about killing the king.

Scene 3 – 1. What is the purpose of the porter scene? What is the condition of the porter? It is to inject some

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