Macbeth Play Flashcard Example #23369

In response to Macbeth’s questions, the witches in Act IV
call upon the apparitions who answer most of his questions but warn him not to probe too deeply
When Macbeth hears that no one born of a woman will harm him, he decides to
kill Macduff anyway
Malcolm pretends he is too evil to become king in order to
make certain of Macduff’s loyalty
As he considers Macbeth’s kingship Banquo feels
glimmers of hope for his sons
The “barren scepter” Macbeth refers to in Scene I is a symbol implying that he
will have no heirs to the throne
In Scene IV, when Macbeth hears that Fleance has escaped the murderers, he reacts with
anxiety
When Macbeth begins talking to Banquo’s ghost in scene IV, Lady Macbeth reacts by
telling the others that Macbeth has an illness
In scene V Hecate intends to ensure Macbeth’s downfall by making him
overconfident
At the beginning of scene I what is Banquo wondering?
if Macbeth took the crown unjustly
Why doesn’t Macbeth sit down at the feast?
Banquo’s ghost sits in his chair
Why is Hecate angry with the witches?
They acted without her approval
What message does Lenox want to send to Macduff?
He needs to save Scotland from Macbeth
Who says “we have scorched the snake, but not killed it?”
Macbeth

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