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What is Macbeths character arc?

Start of play he is the thane of glamis , he is a great soldier who is respected 'oh brave macbeth , he deserves that name.
Macbeths ambition to become king is what leads to his downfall


What quotation shows macbeth is a great warrior?

'For brave macbeth , well he deserves that name'-captain telling duncan about Macbeths fighting to duncan

'O valiant cousin !worthy gentleman'-duncan on Macbeths bravery and he deserves success


What show that macbeth has been influenced by the witches?

' so foul and fair a day'- after they won the battle ,looking over the body


What do the witches say to macbeth when they meet again?

​“All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis!
All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!
All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!”

This influences macbeth


What shows macbeth is thinking about kingship after he is told about it by the witches?

'“If chance will have me king, may crown me,without my stir.”-doesn't want to work to become king, he is hesitant


What shows macbeth i going to turn?

stars, hide your firesLet not light see my black and deep desires.”


How does macbeth refer to lady macbeth?

'My dearest partner of greatness'


What does lady macbeth tell macbeth to do?

Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under’t- lady macbeth saying what macbeth needs to be


What shows lady macbeth encouraging macbeth to kill the king?

'You would be so much more a man'


What shows macbeth doesn't want to do it and also presents Macbeths ambition

prick the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself
And falls on th’other


What is the turning point in Macbeths story?

'If we should fail' he has finally turned and changed his mind


What does macbeth see in act 2 scene 1?

​“or art A dagger of the mind, a false creation …’could be boing crazy or could say it was meant to be


What shows that l.macbeth is trying to alleviate guilt?

​“A little water clears us of this deed;
How easy it is, then! ”


What does macbeth say to everyone after duncan is found dead?

O yet I do repent me of my fury,That I did kill them. ”makes macduff suspicious, lady macbeth faints to stop him talking, he is telling everyone how he is so angry that he killed the guards


What did duncan say about the former thane of cawdor that is ironic?

Theres no art to find the minds construction in the face, he was a gentleman i bought absolute trust


What shows macbeths guilt?

'Sleep no more: macbeth does murder sleep'


What does Lennox stress in act 2?

'Unnatural even like the deed thats done


When does banquo become suspicious of macbeth?

Act 3 scene 1 'thou hast , king , cawdor,glamis ,all. As the weird women promised , and i fear thou playe'st most foully for it


What shows lady macbeth is feeling remorse?

'Out damned spot'


What is the first introduction to the witches?

'Fair aisfoul , And foul is fair


What shows lady Macbeths masculinity?

Unsex me here


What shows lady macbeth is in control of the marriage?

“We fail?     
But screw your courage to the sticking-place,
And we’ll not fail.”


What is the first interaction between macbeth and banquo after they met the weird sisters?

'Dreamt last night of the three weird sisters'

'I think not of the,'


What shows God is angry with macbeth?

But wherefore could I not pronounce ‘Amen’? I had most need of blessing, and ‘Amen’ Stuck in my throat.’


What shows lady macbeth taking control after duncan is murdered?

'My hands are of your colour , but i shame to wear a heart so white

'Infirm of purpose! Give me daggers'


What shows macbeths remorse in act 3?

O full of scorpions is my mind


What shows macbeth has become a tyrant?

‘O nation miserable, with an untitled tyrant bloody- act 4


How is macbeth described in act 5 scene 2 ?

Now does he feel his title hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe upon a dwarfish thief’


What is macduff told about his family?

your wife and babes , savagely slaughtered


What quotes show macduff being sad?

Did heaven look on and would not take their part.