Macbeth Act 5 Flashcard Example #34441

What do the doctor and gentlewoman see Lady Macbeth doing? What do they decide to do?
She is sleepwalking and talking about the murders. The doctor decides his best move is to
not mention that he heard anything, and he tells the woman to keep an eye on Lady
Macbeth.
What does Macbeth want the doctor to do for his wife?
He wants the doctor to ease her suffering, to give her something to make her oblivious to
her weighty troubles.
What trick does Malcolm use to hide the number of men in his army?
He has his men cut off tree branches and use them as camouflage.
What does Malcolm explain about the state of Macbeth’s armies?
Malcolm says on the battlefield, Macbeth’s army has been delibertly missing them. It seems no one wishes for Macbeth to be king, not even his own side!
What is Macbeth’s reaction to Lady Macbeth’s death?
He takes it very calmly, saying she would have died sooner or later, anyway.
What is Macbeth’s reaction to the news that Birnam Wood is moving?
“Arm, arm, and out!” He’s going to fight to the bitter end and take down the whole universe
with him, if necessary.
Who first fights Macbeth? What happens?
Macbeth slays Young Siward. And according to scene 8, Young Siward had wounds on his front side, representing he was fighting bravely and with confidence.
Why is it important that Young Siward died with wounds to the front chest?
It is important because being hit in the chest proves that he decided to fight Macbeth head on instead of fighting, indicating the respect he has earned. If his wounds originated from his back, it shows that he attempted to run away from the battle, earning him the title of a coward.
What excuse does Macbeth give Macduff for not wanting to fight him?
Macbeth didn’t want to fight Macduff, because he didn’t want to add any more bloodied casualties to the Fife Castle massacre body count.
When does Macbeth know he is in trouble?
When he sees the Birnam Wood moving towards the castle.
How does Macbeth die?
Macduff fights him and beheads him.
Who will be the new king of Scotland?
Malcolm will be king of Scotland

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