questions for scene 1 2 3 macbeth

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Macbeth Act 1
1. What atmosphere is established in this scene?
Scary and bad and dark and rainy
2. What purpose does this scene serve?
Something bad is going to happen in the future
3. Explain the concluding heroic couplet?
Fair and foul are important throughout the story. it shows that somehow Macbeth and the witches are connected. Something good and bad could be happening at the same time SCENE 2
1. Why is King Duncan so pleased with Macbeth?
Because he has won victory after victory
2. What does the Captain tell them about Macbeth, Banquo and the battle he was just in?
He tells them they both should be honored and also to kill the Thane of Cawdor
3. Who is “the Norweyan lord”?
He is Sweno
4. What news does Ross bring the
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Explain Banquo’s lines:
What, can the devil speak true? (112)
These lines mean the outcome will be involved with the devil. He’s asking if the devil speaks the truth because sometimes he wins and the darkness tells the truth.
Comparing the witches to the devil
. . . oftentimes, to win us to our harm, (135-6)

The instruments of darkness tell us truths.

10. Paraphrase Macbeth’s short soliloquy.
More of an aside
Line 127 it starts
Imperial thane- it’s going to come true that he is going to be king
It cannot be bad or good if it’s good why is he thinking about killing his own king
11. Banquo comments to Ross and Angus that Macbeth seems lost in thought and distracted by his “new honors.” How is Macbeth’s response to Banquo significant?
The power will get to his head and he will make the wrong decisions
12. Does Macbeth heed his warning? Why, or why not?
No Macbeth doesn’t take notice his warning and he thinks everyone is going to be easy and he can handle it
Heed means like follow or listen too
Doesn’t follow warning
Macbeth goes back and forth a lot
Macbeth says to Banquo that they are going to talk about it later
1.Why did the Thane of Cawdor die a noble death?
Because he confessed before he died and was forgiven
2.Explain the King’s lines: “There’s no art /To find the mind’s construction in the face.”
The king couldn’t tell that the thane of Cawdor was a trader therefore he doesn’t have good judge of character
3.How does Macbeth answer
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