Act III, Scene 2 1.

She is trying to continue the closeness that they had as a couple before they murdered King Duncan. 2. Duncan’s peace in death is to be envied when compared to Macbeth’s mental anguish…Duncan no longer fears poisonings, assasinations, civil war, or foreign invasion. 3. He calls her “love,” “dear wife,” and “dearest chuck.” 4. His mind is full of scorpions. 5. He drops hints, but does not reveal the plan. Act III, Scene 3 1. The third murderer could be Macbeth’s servant, Sexton; it could be Macbeth in disguise; or it could be one of the witches to ensure that the prophecy comes true. 2. Macbeth’s mental decling into despair and insanity begins with the escape of Fleance. (King James was a descendant of Fleance) Act III, Scene 4 1. It is better for Banquo’s blood to be on the murderer than in Banquo. OR…It is better to have the murderer in the castle than Banquo. 2. Tortured mind…honor…guests become upset 3. Lady Macbeth claims he is ill…recurring illness 4. Lady Macbeth chides Macbeth. She says he is being superstitious, and is listening to old wive’s tales. 5. Macduff’s absence causes Macbeth’s paranoia to worsen. He begins to suspect everyone. 6. He is so paranoid that he has created his own spy network. 7. After more murders he will nor longer feel guilt or remorse. 8. Macbeth betrays his crimes…Macbeth is in such a downward spiral that he seeks out the forces of evil…fears civil unrest…rapid decline of both King and Kingdom. Act III, Scene 5

1. The armed head is actually a symbol of Macbeth’s beheading. involving camouflage. He thought this meant he was safe. “Beware Macduff. This actually means that Macduff will kill Macbeth. A crowned child. what need I fear you!” 12. 3. It actually foreshadows Malcolm’s plan for the siege of Macbeth’s castle. 2. representing Macduff at birth.. Scene 1 1. 11. 7. It is a bloody child. 2. Thane of Fife. He wants a guarantee from fate. No born of women arm Macbeth. with a caldron. . He has a challenging and demanding tone of voice. Act IV. Macbeth believes it shows him victorious in battle. It is a false sense of security. Macbeth thinks this means he must kill Macduff. This confirms Macbeth’s fears of Macduff. 8. No. holding a tree branch in his hand represents Malcolm. Act III. 5. 10. The saying that “Macbeth will not be defeated until Birnham wood moves on Dunsinane. Ironic 2. However. this actually means that someone born by Caesarian Section could harm him. it was probably written by the playwright. in a cave. Macduff is strong of character and takes action. To meet the witches to get answers to questions. 13. Thomas Middleton. 3. To meet the witches to get answers to questions. Macbeth believes it means he is invincible. 4.” was misinterpreted by Macbeth. However. Scene 6 1. 9. The day after the banquet.” 6. “The live Macduff.

She is angry. They are no threat to him.” 3. hurt. To persuade Malcolm to return to Scotland with an army. Act IV. Scene 3 1. He is testing Macduff’s loyalty to Scotland and to him. 3. but before she can act the murderers are upon her. 5. Pledge to avenge the murders. He has taken a position behind the impregnable walls of Dunsinane. bewildered. (Line 100) 4. She has a disease of the mind. Danger 4.14.. Son is murdered onstage. Act IV. Act V. Macduff has fled to England.a little water should clean us of this. but Lady Macduff is murdered offstage. Act II. 2. It shows a loving relationship between mother and son. . Yes Act V. as well as the intelligence of Macduff’s lively young son. He is now a relentless and ruthless murderer. Scene 2: “. Scene 2 1. 2. and feels deserted. Scene 2 1. and plan an invasion. 15. She is confused at first. Scene 1 1. Macbeth has lost all of his unsurety. and groans for the fate of Scotland. yet he wants them wiped out. When Macduff becomes angry and denounces Malcolm. 3. 5. 16. Family and entire household has been wiped out. not the body. 2. She is burdened and oppressed. He plans to massacre Macduff’s wife and children.

It is more dramatic for the death to be offstage. Resignation and reflection on the briefness of human life. Scene 8 1. rather Caesarian Section. 2. Scene 6&7 1. Act V. It gives them hope that Macbeth might temporarily redeem himself. It gives Macbeth a false sense of hope. The English and Scottish forces have joined and are marching on Dunsinane. The news from the servant that it looks as if Birnam Wood is moving on Dunsinane. Still relies on the prophecies. He is either insane. Malcolm tells the soldiers to chop down and carry a branch for camoflauge. Therefore. Builds up the final battle with Macduff. Scene 4&5 1. Birnam Wood does indeed march on Dunsinane. Mood swings…irritation. Act V. and he shows the rebellion leaders Macbeth’s head. Act V. 2. He is preoccupied…He no longer feels invincible. 4. Macduff was not born of women. rejection…courageous fury 3. 3. 4. 2. Act V. 3. Scene 3 1.2. He snaps at them and rebukes them. Macduff declares that Macbeth is dead. . 2. or suffering from valiant fury.

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