Macbeth V guided questions 2 Essay

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The Tragedy of Macbeth Act V Scene 1 – The royal castle at Dunsinane 1. A doctor and a waiting gentlewoman witness the sleepwalking of Lady Macbeth, who has become afraid of the dark and carries a light with her wherever she goes. She begins to talk in her sleep, frantically wringing her hands together as she laments that they will never again be clean; she then unwittingly implicates herself and her husband in the murders of Duncan, Banquo, and Lady Macduff. Scene 2 – The country outside Dunsinane 2. Mentieth, Angus, Lennox, and Caithness — all Scottish noblemen — desert Macbeth and head for Birnam Wood. 3. Where is Macbeth? In his castle 4. Angus remarks that Macbeth’s soldiers move only out of fear, not out of love for…show more content…
Many believe lines 17-28 to be Macbeth’s most famous speech. What metaphors does he use to describe what he feels to be the futility of life? a. brief candle! b. a walking shadow, c. a poor player 14. These metaphors reinforce one of the major themes of the play: that life is short 15. What does a messenger report that unsettles Macbeth’s sense of security? A moving forest 16. Describe Macbeth’s attitude as the scene ends. He is less confident than he was previously Scene 6 – In front of the castle at Dunsinane 17. Malcolm orders the men to “throw down” their “leavy screens” and attack the castle. General Siward will lead the first battle, along with his son Malcolm and Macduff will finish up “what else remains to do.” Scene 7 – Another part of the field outside the castle at Dunsinane 18. Macbeth challenges anyone present to fight him; he feels secure that no one “born of woman” can harm him, putting all of his trust in the words of the spirts 19. What happens to Young Siward? He is killed 20. Why does Macduff feel he must kill Macbeth? Because the ghost of his dead wife and hildren haunts him and will until he kills Macbeth 21. How are Macbeth’s own soldiers fighting? They are fighting on both sides Scene 8 – Outside the castle at Dunsinane 22. What does Macduff reveal to Macbeth that suddenly makes Macbeth lose his sense of security? That he was born by C-section and not of a woman naturally

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