- 1 How does Duncan almost guarantee that Macbeth will take action?
- 2 Who does King Duncan think will be heir to the throne and how does Macbeth say he feels about this?
- 3 Which method is Shakespeare using in this scene to present Duncan’s trusting nature?
- 4 How does Lady Macbeth make sure Duncan’s guards do not protect him?
- 5 What state of mind does Macbeth’s soliloquy reveal?
- 6 What does Lady Macbeth say she would be able to do if she had promised it?
- 7 Why is King Duncan unhappy with the Thane of Cawdor?
- 8 Why does Macbeth take his leave?
- 9 How does Macbeth convince himself to kill Duncan?
- 10 Why is Duncan’s opening line in Scene Six ironic?
- 11 Why does Shakespeare choose to have one of the predictions come true so quickly?
- 12 How does Shakespeare use appearance vs reality in Macbeth?
- 13 What is Lady Macbeth trying to do while she is sleeping?
- 14 Why did Lady Macbeth say she couldn’t just kill Duncan herself?
- 15 Is the Thane of Cawdor pardoned by Duncan?
How does Duncan almost guarantee that Macbeth will take action?
And fix’d his head upon our battlements. In order to reward Macbeth for his brave deeds, King Duncan bestows the title Thane of Cawdor on him. This action shows that the king is grateful for his actions and trusts him immensely. This foreshadows future events.
Who does King Duncan think will be heir to the throne and how does Macbeth say he feels about this?
4) Duncan proclaims that Malcolm will be his heir. He also says that he will visit Macbeth at home. 5) Macbeth says he will write to his wife and prepare for the arrival of the king. 7) In Macbeth’s absence, Duncan praises him to Banquo.
Which method is Shakespeare using in this scene to present Duncan’s trusting nature?
In this excerpt, Shakespeare uses dramatic irony to reinforce the superficial nature of Macbeth’s relationship with both King Duncan and Banquo.
How does Lady Macbeth make sure Duncan’s guards do not protect him?
He decides to kill Duncan while his guards are drunk and then frame them as the killers. She has made them drunk so Macbeth could kill Duncan, and then frame the guards because they would not remember what happened that night.
What state of mind does Macbeth’s soliloquy reveal?
What is Macbeth’s state of mind as revealed by his soliloquy? He’s indecisive. weakness of character.
What does Lady Macbeth say she would be able to do if she had promised it?
What is Lady Macbeth saying? – If she had sworn to do exactly what Macbeth had promised, she is willing to extract of the smiling baby from her breast and shattering the child’s brains and the hard bricked wall.
Why is King Duncan unhappy with the Thane of Cawdor?
He says that the Thane of Cawdor actually helped the King of Norway in the battle. The Thane of Cawdor betrayed King Duncan and his country. Duncan is furious at the Thane of Cawdor for betraying him and demands that he be executed immediately.
Why does Macbeth take his leave?
As the sleepwalking Lady Macbeth imagines she hears knocking at the gate and returns to her chamber, the doctor concludes that Lady Macbeth needs a priest’s help and not a physician’s. He takes his leave, asserting that he and the gentlewoman had better not reveal what they have seen or heard.
How does Macbeth convince himself to kill Duncan?
How does Lady Macbeth persuade Macbeth to kill King Duncan? Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to kill King Duncan by preying on his sense of manhood and courage. Lady Macbeth’s tactics work: Even though Macbeth is disgusted by his wife’s ruthlessness, he resolves to kill Duncan.
Why is Duncan’s opening line in Scene Six ironic?
Duncan’s speech on his arrival at Inverness is heavy with dramatic irony: Not only is the “seat” (the surroundings) of the castle “pleasant,” but even the air is sweeter than that to which the king is accustomed. The presence of the martlet (a summer bird) serves to heighten the irony.
Why does Shakespeare choose to have one of the predictions come true so quickly?
He wants to get ahead in life. Another reason why he takes the predictions so seriously is because of the manner in which they are presented. When the witches first appear to Macbeth, he is returning from the battle against Norway, Macdonwald, and the treacherous Thane of Cawdor.
How does Shakespeare use appearance vs reality in Macbeth?
In Act 3, the theme of appearance versus reality is demonstrated when Macbeth invites Banquo over for a pleasant dinner with him and Macbeth’s family. When Lady Macbeth says that she is telling Macbeth to appear warm and be a good host when in reality, it is known that Macbeth is planning to kill King Duncan.
What is Lady Macbeth trying to do while she is sleeping?
In Macbeth, the most important thing Lady Macbeth does in her sleepwalking scene is rub her hands together as if washing them, trying to remove the blood of the people she helped murder.
Why did Lady Macbeth say she couldn’t just kill Duncan herself?
Explanation: According to Lady Macbeth, Duncan looked like her own father. Thus, she didn’t want to kill Duncan because killing him would seem as if she killed her own father and that decision would give her nightmares.
Is the Thane of Cawdor pardoned by Duncan?
The witches tell Banquo that he will be king, but he will not father kings. The Thane of Cawdor is pardoned by King Duncan. In Act IV, a doctor spies on Lady Macbeth while she is praying. Macbeth, by the time Malcolm attacks, knows he cannot count on support from his followers.