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Act I

Fair is foul, and foul is fair No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive our bosom interest. Go pronounce his present death, and with his former title greet Macbeth. (Duncan to Ross) And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths (Banquo to Macbeth) Theres no art to find the minds construction in the face (Duncan to Malcolm)

Act I
Two truths are told, as happy prologues to the swelling act of imperial theme (Macbeth) Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it (Malcolm about previous Thane of Cawdor) Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it (Lady Macbeth to Macbeth) Thou shalt get Kings, though thou be none (witches to Banquo) Yet I do fear thy nature; it is too full of the milk of human kindness (Lady Macbeth) Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here (Lady Macbeth) I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition (Macbeth)

Act I
Why was Macbeth named the Thane of Cawdor? What is the tone of Macbeths first soliloquy? What advice does Lady Macbeth give Macbeth when he arrives home? Why does Macbeth tell Lady Macbeth he doesnt want to continue with their plan?

Act II
I think not of them (Macbeth to Banquo) Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? (Macbeth) Had he not resembled my father as he slept I had donet (Lady Macbeth) A little water clears us of this deed (Lady Macbeth) Tis unnatural, even like the deed thats done. On Tuesday last, a falcon, towering in her pride of p lace was by a mousing owl hawkd at and killd (Old Man to Ross)

Act II
Malcolm and Donalbain, the kings two sons, are stoln away and fled, which puts upon them suspicion of the deed (Macduff to Ross) In the great hand of God I stand, and thence against the undivulged pretense I fight of treasonous malice (Banquo to Macbeth) At the very beginning of the act, Banquo says he will consider becoming allied with Macbeth if? How does Duncan treat Macbeth and Lady Macbeth? What mistake did Macbeth make after the murder?

Act III
Ride you this afternoon? (Macbeth to Banquo) The worm thats fled hath nature that in time will venom breed, no teeth for the present (Macbeth) Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown, and put a barren sceptre in my gripe (Macbeth) O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife (Macbeth) It will have blood they say: blood will have blood (Macbeth)

Act III
Come, well to sleep. My strange and self-abuse is the initiate fear that wants hard use. We are yet but young in deed (Macbeth to Lady Macbeth) Why does Macbeth fear Banquo? Describe Macbeths second soliloquy How has the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth shifted? How does Lady Macbeth explain Macbeths behavior at the banquet? Explain Lennoxs speech

Act IV
By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes Laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth Dispute it like a man (Malcolm to Macduff) Infected be the air whereon they ride and damned all those that trust them (Macbeth about witches) Each new morn new widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows strike heaven on the face (Macduff) From this moment the firstlings of my heart shall be the firstlings of my hand (Macbeth) For the poor wren, the most diminutive of birds, will fight her young ones in her nest, against the owl (Lady Macduff)

Act IV
How is Macbeths second encounter with the witches different than the first? Explain all three apparitions Why is Hecate upset? Why does Malcolm tell Macduff his faults? Why does Ross finally tell Macduff the truth about his family? Explain the significance of the passage mentioning scrofula

Act V
Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him (Lady Macbeth) All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this hand (Lady Macbeth) More needs the divine than the physician (Doctor) My way of life is falln into the sear, the yellow leaf (Macbeth) The time has been my sense would have cooled to hear a night-shriek (Macbeth) Wash your hands. Put on your nightgown. Look not so pale. I tell you again, Banquos buried; he cannot come out his grave (Lady Macbeth)

Act V
Had he his hurts before? (Seyward) Thou wast born of woman. But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, brandished by man thats of a woman born (Macbeth) Accursed be the tongue that tells me so, for it hath cowed my better part of man (Macbeth) Explain Macbeths final speech (tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow What causes Macbeth to change his mind and join the battle? What is our final image of Macbeth? (What does Malcolm call him?)