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who was King Duncan?

King of Scotland

who were King Duncans two sons

1. Malcom
2. Donalbain

who was Scotland at war with


who were King Duncans two generals?

1. Macbeth (had no common sense)
2. Banquo (very smart)

who was McDonwald?

General of Norway

how did Mcdonwald die?

Macbeth killed him by stabbing him from his belly button up to his chin, then chopped his head off.


the town where King Duncon lives


always brought bad news


a speech where character is alone on stage and is speaking their thoughts outloud


a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage

what are the three predictions for Macbeth given by the witches?

1. Hail to the Thane of Glamis
2. Hail to the Thane of Cawdor
3. Hail to the King

what are the three predictions for Banquo given by the witches?

1. lesser than Macbeth and greater
2. not so happy yet much happier
3. thou shall get kings thou tho be none

How did lady Macbeth convince Macbeth to kill King Duncan.

she does three things
1. Calls him a coward
2. says you promised me
3. says if you love me you will do this for me

What were the three reason Macbeth came up with on why he should not kill King Duncan?

1. you don't kill the person that trains you how to kill
2. says i am his ken and his host, he expects me to protect him
3. the kingdom loves duncan so much they won't let people get by with killing him.

What was Macbeth's one reason he should kill King Duncan

1. he was overly ambitious

What was Macbeth's tragic flaw?

his ambition

what is Lady Macbeth's murder plan for King Duncan?

she says when King Duncan is asleep she is going to drug the guards, take their daggers and kill King Duncan, and that they can act sad and miserable to play it off

What does Macbeth add to Lady Macbeths plan

he says they can blame it on the guards by putting the daggers back and smearing the blood on them


Macbeth's Castle

what is the Law of Tanistry?

The first born son of the king cannot become king after the king dies, the next closest male relative to the king (which would be Macbeth) has to be king and when he dies then the son can become king.

What is the prince of Cumberland

meaning the next king

who was the Prince of Cumberland


What does the quote "why do you dress me in borrowed robes mean?

Macbeth is asking rosse why he should be named thane of cawdor when the thane of cawdor is still alive

Why was the Thane of Cawdor executed?

for treason

what three things did the thane of Cawdor do before being killed

1. repented to god
2. confessed to treason
3. begged for forgivness

what did malcom say about the way that thane cawdor took his execution

he took it with great dignity and looked as if he has practiced being executed his whole life.

what does the quote (spoken by lady macbeth) "Yet do i fear thy nature it is to full oath' the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way

she is saying towards of macbeth that he i stock kind hearted to do what it is going to take to be king, but lady macbeth is not