Why, according to the doctor, is Lady Macbeth walking in her sleep?
She has a diseased mind, her guilt is getting to her
In scene 2, what opinion of Macbeth do the Scottish lords now hold?
He is a tyrant, he only cares about himself and not his subjects
When does Lady Macbeth die?
Act 5 scene 5, just before the battle between Malcolm/Macduff and Macbeth
What is Macbeth’s plan for dealing with the attacking troops? Why has he been attacking the troops? Why has he been forced to choose this plan?
He plans to let the troops storm the castle and fight them there. Many of his men have gone over to the other side to fight with Malcolm and Macduff
What changes in personality does Macbeth describe in scene 5, lines 9-15?
He is no longer afraid , nothing scares him
In the speech in scene 5 that begins ” Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, how does Macbeth describe life? What metaphors does he use?
” All of our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle, Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard from no more. It is a tale told by a fool, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Life candle,walking shadow, tale told by a fool, an actor
How are the prophecies proclaimed by the three apparitions in Act IV, scene 1, fulfilled in act V?
beware Macduff, Macduff kills Macbeth. No man born of woman can harm macbeth. Macduff was torn prematurely from his mother’s womb. Macbeth will not be defeated until Birnam Wood comes to Duncinane. Malcolm’s army carried tree branches in front of them as they approached the castle making it look like the woods were moving
At the end of the play, what has become of Macbeth? Who becomes king?
Macbeth is killed by Macduff. Malcolm becomes king
Theatrically , the spectacle of Lady Macbeth walking in her sleep is one of the most striking scene in the play. It is entirely Shakespeare’s invention, not found or suggested in his source Why do you suppose Shakespeare has her walk in her sleep? How is this scene related to the remarks that Macbeth makes about sleep in Act 2, scene 2, just after he kills Duncan?
Just after killing Duncan, Macbeth says ” sleep no more, Macbeth has killed sleep” . Lady Macbeth does not sleep soundly because of her guilt
In the sleepwalking scene, Lady Macbeth refers to many of her walking experiences. For example, the words “one, two” may refer to the moment in Act 2 , scene 1, when she struck the bell signaling Macbeth to go kill Duncan. Find traces of other experiences in what she says while sleepwalking.
Trying to wash the blood from her hands; putting their night clothes on so they do not look suspicious; the amount of blood from Duncan’s body.
At the end of Act IV, Malcolm says, “The night is long that never finds the day. In what metaphorical sense does he use the terms night and day? How does his remark foreshadow the outcome of the play?
The nights seem longer because the anticipation of the day of the battle; death prevents the “day” from coming.
The last act of Macbeth contains the play’s climax. Which part of Act V do you consider a climax?
The point at which Macbeth finds out that Macduff was not “born” of woman.
Shakespeare gave most of his tragic heroes an impressive dying speech in which they say something significant about their own life and death. Although he did not write such a speech for Macbeth, which speech of Macbeth’s do you think serves in the play as his dying speech? Explain why you select this speech rather than some other one.
” Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow” speech- He talks about life and how it is a short time before death.
In his closing speech at the end of the play, Malcolm refers to macbeth and Lady Macbeth as ” this dead butcher and his friend-like queen”. Do you think these are accurate descriptions of macbeth and his wife?
Yes ,they are the murderers
In Act V, scene 5, Maxcbeth expresses the idea that life is a tale told by and idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. What are you reactions to this idea? Do you agree or disagree?