Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Banquo. Act II, scene 1, line 1.
|'Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?'||"Macbeth" Quotes
Macbeth. Act II, scene 1, lines 42-3.
Doctor. Act V, scene 1, lines 23-4.
Banquo. Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo after receiving the news that the murderers have succeeded in killing him.
2. Initially, Macbeth sends only two murderers, but then another one joins them.
Herself. Lady Macbeth becomes too haunted by King Duncan's murder and kills herself in the end of the play.
Because she does not have the nerve to do it herself. Lady Macbeth had planned on killing King Duncan herself; however, he reminded Lady Macbeth of her father too much, so she persuaded Macbeth to do it instead.
From a letter. Macbeth writes a letter to Lady Macbeth telling her the news. After reading it she has a monologue where she plans the murder and says, 'come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here'.
|Why was the doctor called to see Lady Macbeth (this was before she died)?||Macbeth
she was sleepwalking. Lady Macbeth began sleepwalking and talking due to her guilt over Duncan's murder.
|How many Acts are in this play?||Macbeth
|How many of Macbeth's children did we see in the play?||Macbeth
0. Although it is not stated outright, it appears that Macbeth, or at least his wife, must have had one child at least, for in Act I, Scene vii, Lady MacBeth says, "I have given suck, and know how tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me;...." This indicates that they may have had at least one child, although the play never mentions their children. This issue however, has been constantly debated by academics and has not yet been satisfactorily resolved.
|Who was beheaded at the end of the play?||Macbeth
Macbeth. Everyone finally turned against him, and there was a battle in which Macbeth was killed.
|What were the names of Duncan's sons?||Macbeth
Donalbain and Malcolm. After the King's murder, his sons fled to England and Ireland to escape suspicion.
|The ghost of whom appeared at Macbeth's feast?||Macbeth
Banquo. Banquo was Macbeth's friend, who Macbeth had killed because Banquo began to suspect him of killing Duncan.
|On whom did Macbeth and Lady Macbeth blame the king's murder?||Macbeth
His servants. They smeared the bloody daggers all over the sleeping (drunken) grooms.
|Macbeth gave an order to have whose wife and children killed?||Macbeth
Macduff. When Macduff heard of this he vowed to get revenge and kill Macbeth.
|In what country was Macbeth's home?||Macbeth
Scotland. It was at his castle in Scotland that Macbeth killed King Duncan.
Titles. They were to be known as earls.
One. Only Macbeth, to avenge his family's murders.
Servant. Do you think Shakespeare was punning on a certain name here?
A light. Once she craved darkness; now she dreaded it.
Eight kings. The eight kings were followed by Banquo who pointed at them for his. Macbeth knew he had lost his soul for Banquo's heirs.
A fit. At first she claimed the fit was momentary, but when Macbeth began mentioning 'sights' she ordered the guests to leave in a hurry.
All of these (Kept his suspicions to himself, Believed the witches, Made himself an easy target). Macbeth cleverly got Banquo to tell him of his day's plans. It was done so casually, as part of polite conversation, that Banquo probably did not realise the danger he had created for Fleance and himself. This, compounded with his silence, sealed his fate.
Macduff. Macduff is only introduced to us in this scene. He has to make a big impact so he really goes overboard,(I think),in his announcement of Duncan's death.
Amen. In their drugged sleep the chamberlains spoke their night prayers; from habit Macbeth tried to join in, but could not. This is another example of Shakespeare's skill in telling us subtly how goodness has been eclipsed by evil.
Banquo. Banquo had a sense of impending trouble, he could not sleep and walked with his son Fleance trying not to think of the witches' prophecies.
Yes. Yes, she feared her husband's nature and sold her soul in the unforgettable lines "Come to my woman's breasts and take my milk for gall". Later, she changed her mind as Duncan looked too much like her father as he slept.
Banquo. The witches wanted silence to let their prophecies take hold in Macbeth's mind, but Banquo challenged them to tell his future too.
No. They could, however, make life mighty unpleasant, as they indicate in the account of the sailor on his way to Aleppo. "Though his bark cannot be lost yet it shall be tempest-tost".
Macbeth. Macbeth repeated the adjectives 'foul and fair', used earlier by the witches, a clever dramatic hint from Shakespeare, to tell us of Macbeth's nascent wickedness.