Brit Lit Final
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What is the point of the first scene literally and in reference to the whole play?
The first scene introduces the main theme of the play: Nothing is as it seems.
What does Duncan call Macbeth when he hears Macbeth has defeated Macdonwald?
My worthy Cawdor.
Who is sentenced to death?
The Thane of Cawdor.
What do the witches predict for Macbeth?
He will be Thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glamis, and King.
What do the witches predict for Banquo?
His descendants will be King.
Banquo, like Macbeth, is surprised that te witches have predicted Macbeth;s new title. He is, however, leery. What does he say about the motives of the "instruments of darkness"?
They will tell truths but they will betray you. Nothing is as it seems.
Malcolm describes Cawdor's last moments before execution. What is Duncan's reply?
You cannot decide if someone is trustworthy or not by looking at their face. Nothing is as it seems.
macbeth says, "Stars, hide your fires, Let not light see my black and deep desires." What are Macbeth's desires?
For all three predictions of the witches to come true. No matter what he has to do to reach those.
"Fair is foul and foul is fair" (I,ii,12)
The witches say it together. Here they introduce the theme: Nothing is as it seems.
"You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so." (I,iii,45-47)
Banquo says it when Macbeth and him meet the witches. It shows the witches are not human-like.
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