Macbeth Test Review Flashcard Example #14323

man not born of woman
has more need for a priest than a doctor
Lady Macbeth
secret, black, and midnight hag
The Witches
Thane of Glamis and Thane of Cawdor
to be father of kings though not a king
compared to a young snake who will someday produce poison
left alone with children and no protection
Lady Macduff
Duncan’s son who flees to England
Duncan’s son who flees to Ireland
the Witches’ superior
Is Banquo interested in the witches’ prophecies?
father of kings
The witches predict that Banquo will be…
Whom does King Duncn name as his successor to the throne?
Lady Macbeth
Who encourages Macbeth to kill Duncan?
Lady Macbeth accuses Macbeth of being a ___when he hesitates about murdering Duncan
Malcolm and Donalbain
Who is accused of killing Duncan?
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
Who is responsible for Duncan’s murder?
Will Banquo’s sons reign in his kingdom?
What is one concern that Macbeth has that he asks the witches about on his second visit to them?
have prophesied his success
Macbeth thinks that the Witches…
one of Macbeth’s spies
Malcolm thinks that Macduff is
She takes her own life
What happens to Lady Macbeth?
join forces with Malcolm’s army
Deserters from Macbeth’s castle..
Who kills Macbeth?
What ruins Lady Macbeth’s enjoyment of success?
executed by Duncan
The former Thane of Cawdor is
doing anything to become king
Lady Macbeth thinks Macbeth should prove himself a man by
comic relief
The Porter in the play provides
fear for their lives
Duncan’s sons flee because they…
Banquo and Fleance
Macbeth hires murderers to kill
During the banquet, Macbeth’s chair is occupied by the ghost of …
beware of Macduff, will not be defeated until Birman Wood come to Dunsinane, no man born of woman can kill him
The Weird Sisters predict___on Macbeth’s second time to see them using apparitions
turn grief into anger and seek revenge
Malcolm encourages Macduff to..
she sleep walks.
Lady Macbeth confesses her crimes when…
accepts his fate.
desperate bravery
Macbeth meets death with…(what condition)
Malcolm takes the throne
Order is restored to Scotland when
Refuge for Malcolm
Birnam Woods
Comes to Dunsinane Hill
Macbeth’s original estate
At war with Scotland
Site of Duncan’s murder
castle where Lady Macbeth dies; Macbeth’s castle
Lady Macduff
Thane of Fife’s wife
warns Fleance to escape
Lady Macbeth
plan’s Duncan’s murder
names his son heir to the throne
traitor who led a failed rebellion
A faulty or corrupt society
The witches and the traitors
A man neither completely good nor evil, capable of greatness but does not attain because of his tragic flaw
What is a tragic hero?
Blood, borrowed robes, water, sleep, night
What are motifs?
Holinshed’s Chronicles
The source of the play
The witches and Banquo
Shakespeare includes these to appeal to King James I
Written by King James to detect witches
Banquo, Young Siward
Foils for Macbeth
When the play was first performed
When is the climax?
Young Siward, Banquo, McDonwald, Lady MacDuff and son
Killed by Macbeth
Thane of Cawdor
2nd most important title in Scotland; given to Macbeth
11th century Scotland
setting of play
The porter speaks in
Verse form of the play
Blank verse
The witches speak in this
faulty or corrupt society or at least some characters more corrupt than the tragic hero
1 element of tragedy (the witches; the civil war)
tragic flaw
restoration of order
Malcolm does this by welcoming exiles and making thanes earls and becoming king
tragic mistake
killing Duncan
candle, poor player, tale told by an idiot
metaphors Macbeth uses for the meaning of life
Banquo’s descendants do not become king
Prophecy that does not come true in the play
Born C-section
Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy
Norway and Scotland
Two countries at war at the onset of play
Motif symbolizing guilt
Motif symbolizing evil
Banquo, Macduff, Young Siward
Foils to Macbeth
Act I, scene i
Establishes an ominous atmosphere
Foreshadow events
Kings’ Men
Acting troupe under King James
Thane of Cawdor
Second most important title in Scotland
Upset about Macduff going to England
Lady Macduff
Climax of play–Banquo escapes
Sees Banquo’s ghost
Reason for Macbeth’s odd behavior at banquet
Dramatic irony
Duncan’s comments about Macbeth’s castle before he enters
Will turn green seas red
Blood on Macbeth’s hands
Act III; Banquo’s speech: I fear that play’st most foully for it”
Shows he knows Macbeth killed Duncan
“Oh full of scorpions is my mind dear wife”
Suggests the horrors of Macbeth’s mind
Macduff’s passion and sorrow
Convince Malcolm he is sincere

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