Answers Macbeth 4acts Essay

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Act1

1. What atmosphere is established in Scene 1?

The three witches enter. They discuss the next meeting and hear the calls of their spirits (2)

2. How does Banquo describe the Witches when he first sees them upon the heath?

From Bonquos description of the three witches you understand that he was both surprised and discussed by their appearance. (13)

3. Macbeth is reported to be a valiant soldier in Act I. The line, “Till he unseamed him from the nave to th’chops And fixed his head upon our battlements”, paints a different Macbeth. What can you infer from that line?

In captain description I understand that Macbeth is a strong, brave and cold warrior.(5)

4.In Scene 1 the Witches say, “Foul is fair and fair is foul.”
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He uses the weather to hint out the murder.(69)

8.Who discovers that Duncan has been murdered?

Macduff (73)
9.Why does Macbeth say he has murdered the guards?

He kills them to cover his tracks since they became potential witnesses (75)
10/Why do Donalbain and Malcolm leave? Where do they say they are going?

They where afraid to be the next to be murdered (77)

ACT III 1. As Act III begins, Banquo is reflecting on what has happened to Macbeth. What three events does he state, and what does he hope for himself? The three events Banquo states are him becoming Thane of Cawdor , him and Macbeth listening to the prophesies and the murder of King Duncan, Macbeth wishes his children to take his roll and become kings (85)

2. What reason does Macbeth give the murderers for wanting Banquo killed? What reason does he give for not doing it himself?
Macbeth is afraid that Banquo and his son may rule over him. He also is traumatized from murdering Duncan and does not want to go thru the guilt again of doing it himself(89)

3. Why do you think Macbeth does not tell Lady Macbeth about his plan to murder Banquo and Fleance?

Macbeth won’t commit the murder with his own hands; therefore, he doesn't want to appear as a cowered in front of his Lady, he also doesn't know yet for sure that Banquo is dead 4. When Banquo’s ghost enters the banquet, what is Macbeth’s reaction?
Macbeth is not sure what is going on

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