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WEIRD SISTERS.

Speech is full of (1)__________ and (2)__________. Their prophecies are (3)__________, and the (4)__________ and (5)__________ add to the confusion. Their (6)"__________ __________" leads to much confusion for Macbeth.
1. paradox
2. confusion
3. ambiguous
4. alliteration
5. rhyme
6. double speak
MORE ON THE WEIRD SISTERS

While they (1)__________, they cannot (2)__________

Banquo fears that the witches' speech will (3)__________ __________ __________ within Macbeth. This is (4)__________.
1. see
2. alter
3. ignite unrealistic zeal
4. foreshadowing
LITERARY TOOLS

Another literary tool that Shakespeare uses is (1)__________ - providing a (2) __________ for the characters.

(3)__________ --> (4)__________
(5)__________ --> (6)__________
1. Mirroring
2. FOIL
3. Evil, young Macbeth
4. Duncan - old, peaceful king
5. Lady Macbeth
6. Lady Macduff - good mother and wife
INNER AND OUTER WORLDS

(1)__________ - appearances do not line up with reality
Example: (2)

Also: inner workings of the human mind - (3)__________ and (4)__________-__________ __________.
Example: (5)
1. Duality
2. Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth to act innocent and welcoming on the outside but plans the vengeful murder of Duncan, among others
3. nightmares
4. guilt-ridden hallucinations
5. Seeing Banquo at dinner
MACBETH'S TRAGIC FLAW

Macbeth thinks that his tragic flaw is (1)__________ __________ __________, but his flaw is really (2)__________ __________ __________.
1. Lack of motivation (because he knows that killing Duncan is morally wrong)
2. Lack of morals
MACBETH

Macbeth is (1)__________, but his speeches are so full of (2)__________ that he becomes a (3)__________ __________.
1. Evil
2. Emotion
3. Sympathetic character
LADY MACBETH AND MACBETH

Lady Macbeth is the (1)__________ of Macbeth; she is driven for a (2)__________ __________. She rids Macbeth of the (3)"__________" that weakens a woman - (4)__________ and (5)__________. She seeks (6)__________ to help cast off her weaknesses.
1. Opposite
2. Single purpose
3. "Feminity"
4. Remorse
5. Peace
6. Spirits
ACT II SCENE 4

Throughout this scene, there are many references to (1)__________ __________, as well as (2)__________ __________. There are also many instances where psychological ailments overtake the characters, such as Macbeth's (3) __________ __________ - a double metaphor for: (4)__________ __________ and (5)__________ __________ __________ __________ __________.
1. Unnatural events
2. Supernatural occurances
3. Restless sleep
4. Troubled existence
5. Troubled state of the country
BIRDS

Birds are reoccuring in Act II, symbolizing either (1)__________ or (2)__________. Duncan sees birds as (3)__________. Lady Macbeth sees birds as (4)__________.
1. Good
2. Bad
3. Lucky
4. Ominous
OWL METAPHOR

Metaphor: Owl = (1)__________. Give two reasons: (2), (3)
1. Macbeth
2. He is an instrument of faith
3. Owls hunt their prey at night / Macbeth hunts Duncan at night
SYMBOLISM

Banquo is compared to (1)__________ and (2)__________. As Banquo and Fleance approach, they are carrying (3)__________. Banquo is symbolizing the (4) __________ (__________) to Macbeth's (5)__________ (__________). As Banquo dies, so does the (6)__________.
1. Light
2. Dark
3. Torches
4. Light (good)
5. Darkness (evil)
6. Light
SYMBOLISM

The number (1)__________ is a reoccuring motif.
Give four examples: (2), (3), (4), (5)
1. 3
2. 3 witches
3. 3 murderers
4. 3 separate murders
5. 3 apparitions
MORE FOILs

Almost any character could double for (1)__________. However, (2)__________ is the most obvious choice.
Reasoning: (3)
The only difference: (4)
1. Macbeth
2. Macduff
3. Macduff is thoughtful, honest, and conscientious
4. Macduff does leave his very feminine wife, whereas Macbeth is always bullied by his wife
LADY MACBETH IN ACT V

In the last act, Lady Macbeth is troubled by (1)__________ __________. She continually (2)__________ __________ __________. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth's speeches are (3) __________ / __________, but in the last act they are (4)__________ / __________, revealing her (5)__________ __________ __________.
SYMBOLISM: Although Lady Macbeth constantly scolds Macbeth for being weak, she is racked with guilt and continually tries to (6)"__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________", but is unable to do so.
1. Troubled sleep
2. Washes her hands
3. Smooth / eloquent
4. Choppy / disjointed
5. State of mind
6. "Wash her hands of this deed"
LADY MACBETH'S DEATH

Dies by (1)__________.

As Macbeth's (2)__________ and (3)__________, Lady Macbeth's decreased, leading to her demise.

When Macbeth learns of his wife's death, he is (4)__________, and remarks (5)"__________ __________ __________ __________ __________"
1. Suicide
2. Power
3. Confidence
4. Unmoved
5. "She should have died later"
MACBETH'S TRAGIC FLAW

Tragic Flaw = (1)__________
- He is too (2)__________
- He doesn't look at situations (3)__________ __________ to understand them
- While he believed the witches' prophecies before, he now thinks the situation is (4)__________. His (5)__________ gets in the way, and because of this he ends up getting beheaded.
1. AMBITION
2. Trusting
3. Closely enough
4. Impossible
5. Desire
6 Main Themes and Images from Macbeth
1. Darkness- both real and imagined
2. The Unnatural
3. Blood
4. Disease- mental and physical
5. Animals and Birds
6. Weather (most commonly storms)