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7)Carefully read their discussion of their attempt to take revenge on the sailor's wife. What does this episode suggest about the extent and the limits of their powers?8) What might this mean in a literal sense?
9) What effect does it have on our initial response to Macbeth?10) What does he suggest about Macbeth's reaction?
11)What is significant about his use of the words fear and fair in this context?12) What does his challenge to the witches suggest about his character?Immediately following the disappearance of the witches, Ross and Angus bring the news that we, as an audience, already know regarding the Thaneship of Cawdor. This situation where the audience knows more than the characters is called dramatic irony.13) How does Banquo react?14)Macbeth's reaction takes the form of a metaphor:why do you dress meIn borrowed robes Explain this metaphor. The clothes metaphor is used throughout the play. Pay careful attention to how and why it is used whenever you come across it.15)Why does Banquo warn Macbeth about his reaction to the prophecies? What does this warning suggest about Banquo's understanding of Macbeth's character and ambitions?16) Paraphrase this warning.Macbeth's response comes in the form of a soliloquy.(A speech which reflects the thoughts of a character. It is heard by the audience but not by the other characters in the play.)Carefully read from the start of Macbeth's soliloquy to the end of the scene.17)Paraphrase this soliloquy.18)What does the soliloquy suggest about Macbeth's state of mind19)What decision does Macbeth come to?20)Explain Banquo's use of a clothing metaphor.In scene three Macbeth and Banquo are received by Duncan.
21)How does Duncan's comment:
There's no art Find the mind's construction in the facereflect the fair is foul theme?22) What does Duncan say to each of Macbeth and Banquo?23)How does each respond?24) How does Macbeth react to the naming of Malcolm as heir to the throne?25) What does Macbeth mean when he says:Stars hide your fires;Let not light see my black and deep desires:The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be What the eye fears, when it is done, to see?Act One scenes 5, 6, and 7 introduce Lady Macbeth and explore her relationship with Macbeth. These are very important scenes because our response to the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is crucial to our interpretation of the play. 26)What does the tone of Macbeth's letter suggest about his relationship with her?27)Explain her assessment of Macbeth and his ambition.28) How does she see her role? 29) Carefully read her " unsex me" soliloquy.a) What is she attempting to do?b)What do the lines:Come thick night,and pall the in the dunnest smoke of hell,That my keen knife see not the wound it makes,