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1

how many scenes does act 5 have

8 scenes

2

what is a taper

candle

3

what are the 3 things that lady macbeth confesses in her sleep

duncan's murder
lady macduff's murder
banquo's murder

4

"why it stood by her. She has light by her continually. Tis her command"
her?
FL?

lady macbeth
irony because she has no light in her. no good

5

"yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him"
speaker?
old man?

lady macbeth
duncan

6

"the thane of fife had a wife... What will theese hands ne'er be clean?"
speaker?
talking about what

lady macbeth talking about the murder of macduff's family

7

"Here's the smell of the blood still. all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand"
speaker
signifigance?

lady macbeth
reversal of roles. when macbeth kills duncan she says that water shall wash the blood

8

"I tell you yet again, banquo's buried. He cannot come out on's grave"

lady macbeth

9

"remove her from the means of all annoyance"
speaker?
meaning?

doctor, thinking lady macbeth might commit suicide

10

who are the scottish rebels

Menteith, caithness, angus, lennox

11

what imagery is this quote
he cannot buckle his distempered cuse within the belt of rule"

clothing

12

"hang loos about him, like a giant's robe upon a dwarfish thief"
giant?
thief?

giant-duncan
thief- macbeth

13

"meet we the medicine of the sickly weal"
medicine?
speaker?
weal?

caithness says this
medicine-malcolm
weal-macbeth

14

to dew the sovereign flower and drown the weeds"
speaker?
flower?
weeds?

lennox
flower- malcolm
weeds-macbeth

15

"bring me no more reports. let them fly all!"

macbeth

16

"I have lived long enought"
meaning?

macbeth
he is ready to die.

17

"cure her of that! canst thou not minister to a mind diseased?
speaker?
FL?

macbeth to doctor
irony, macbeth knows that he did this to her and that she will not heal

18

perilous stuff=

guilt

19

"bring it after me"
speaker?
it?

macbeth about his armor

20

"let every solidier hew him down a bough and bear't befre him"

malcom

21

what did malcolm tell the soldiers to do in thewoods

cut down a bough to hide behind. this ended up being the birnam woods moving towards macbeth

22

"and none serve with him but constrained things, whose hearts are absent too"

meaning?

malcolm
saying that macbeth's men have no heart to fight as they are scared of macbeth

23

"she should have died hereafter there would have been a time for such a word"
speaker?
meaning?

macbeth doesn't have time to mourn the death of his wife

24

"out out brief cnadle. life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage. and then is heard no more. it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury"
speaker?
what are they metaphors to

macbeth
life

25

"i 'gin to be aweary of the sun"

macbeth
giving up on life

26

mabeth kills who

young siward

27

":my soul is too much charged wiht blood of thine already"
speaker?to who?
meaning?

macbeth to macduff
saying he has already slain his family, he does not want to slay macduff

28

how is macduff not born normally

he was a premature baby and born cesarean

29

"for it hath cowed by better part of man"
speaker?
meaning?

macbeth syaing the witches made him fearful

30

"some must go off; and yet, by these i see, so great a day as this is cheaply bought"
speaker
how is this ironic

siward, his son is dead

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