Macbeth- Act 5

August 26, 2020 by Essay Writer

For what are the Doctor and Gentlewoman waiting to see?
Lady Macbeth to sleepwalk

Why is Lady Macbeth running her hands?
to wash the blood off of her hands

what is she carrying?
a taper

What is a taper?
a light or a candle

Who is taking notes?
the doctor

Who is the “old man” Lady Macbeth refers to in Scene 1?
King Duncan

To whom does the thane of Fife had a wife refer to?
Lady Macduff being dead

What does the doctor mean by the line “Remove from her the means of all annoyance”?
take anything away that could injure her

What three men are leading the English forces?
Siward, Malcolm, Macduff

Near what forest are they coming?
Birnam woods

Is Donalbain with them?
no

What relative of Siward is with them?
Siward’s son

Where is Macbeth?
he resides in his castle (Dunsinane), some say that he’s crazy

What is Dunsinane?
castle, fortress

“Now does he feel his title/Hang loose about him like a giant’s robe/Upon a dwarfish thief” is describing what character?
Macbeth

Who speaks the lines in #15?
Angus

In what two prophecies is Macbeth trusting?
no man of woman born can harm you and the Birnam woods must move to Dunsinane

What does the servant try to report to Macbeth?
10,000 English soldiers are coming

Who is Macbeth’s other servant?
Seyton

Macbeth inquires of Lady Macbeth’s condition. What answer does the doctor give him?
She’s ill but her mental illness is causing her not to be able to sleep

How is the prophecy of the child crowned with a tree in his hand fulfilled?
Malcolm instructs soldiers to pull down a branch from the tree and march towards the castle

Why does Macbeth hear a cry of women in Scene 5?
because they found Lady Macbeth dead

What figure of speech does Macbeth use when he says, ‘Life’s but a walking shadow”?
metaphor

What does the messenger report to Macbeth in Scene 5?
the forest is moving toward the castle

What is a harbinger?
forewarning/predictor

What alarums?
alarm/warning

To what does Macbeth refer in Scene 7, lines 1-2?
comparing his status to the helpless bear in the bear-baiting arena

Who is looking for Macbeth but missed him in Scene 7?
Macduff

Whom does Macbeth kill in Scene 7?
Young Siward

Why did the bloody baby represent Macduff?
Macduff because his mom died before giving birth to him- he is the child that is not of woman born that is going to hurt him

When Macbeth says he won’t fight Macduff, what does Macduff say he will do with Macbeth?
He’ll turn him into a sideshow

Is Macbeth killed on stage?
no

What does Siward ask of his son when he asks, “Had he his hurts before?”
Did he battle notably?

What does Macduff come on the stage carrying?
Macbeth’s head

Who is hailed as King of Scotland, and where will he be crowned?
Malcolm; Scone

What were the first two proclamations made by this king?
all thanes will get a promotion and come home if you fled

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