Macbeth Study Guide 1-10

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Pham 1 Stephanie Pham H. Wilson IB English HL August 18, 2009 Macbeth Study Guide (Questions 1-10) Act I: Scene 1- Witches: 1. By beginning the play with the three witches, Shakespeare sets an ominous tone  for the audience. After all, anything associated with sorcery is seen as bad or  malicious. While the opening scene is not like  Romeo and Juliet  or  Julius Caesar it does present a type of conflict, as it implies to the reader that something  unfortunate will happen soon in the play that will be a clash or fight. Scene 2 2. The first description of Macbeth from the sergeant depicts him as a good soldier  and violent warrior who seems to have no mercy, which is valued during this time  period and in times of war.  These traits are highly impressive to King Duncan,  especially since Macbeth is fighting for him and his country. The quality  personified as a woman is either nature, fortune, or rebels, as I’m not sure.  However, Macbeth treats “her” like a “rebel’s whore.” 3. Macbeth winning one battle is not the only reason that he gained the title of 
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course ENGL 1101 taught by Professor Campbell during the Spring '08 term at Gainesville State.

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