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Macbeth Act III

Quiz and vocabulary prep

QuestionAnswer
chide to put down; to tell someone off
cloistered secluded from the world
dauntless fearless; unable to be intimidated
fruitless unproductive or unsuccessful
grapple wrestle or struggle with
incensed made extremely angry
affliction a condition of great physical or mental distress
jovial cheerful; happy
malevolence great evil or harm
pious religious; devout
purged removed something undesirable or imperfect
scepter a ceremonial staff or rod
sundry various
tyrant a harsh or cruel leader
vile disgusting; wicked; unpleasant
Banquo suspects Macbeth of murdering Duncan
Fleance safely escapes the ambush
Macbeth, responding to Lady Macbeth's concerns about what he is about to do regarding Banquo "Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck / Till thou applaud the deed."
Lady Macbeth, expressing her feelings of guilt about the deed that brought them to power "Naught's had, all's spent, / Where our desire is got without content."
Hecate angry she was not consulted in Macbeth's affairs and to be able to show her "art"
Macduff refused Macbeth's summons
Lennox suspects Macbeth of Banquo's murder
Malcolm safely living in England with King Edward
Three Number of murders who ambushed Banquo
Banquo Macbeth sees his ghost at the table
Lady Macbeth Tells Macbeth that he needs some sleep
Hecate The goddess of witchcraft
Banquo Hopes that the witches prophecies will come true for him too
Macbeth Angry that his heirs will not inherit the throne
Macbeth Afraid that killing Banquo himself would not "look good" to the mutual friends he shares with Banquo
Macbeth, while convincing the murderers to kill Banquo "Our fears in Banquo stick deep, / And in his royalty of nature reigns that which would be feared."
Banquo, expressing suspicion of Macbeth "Thou hast it now: King, Cawdor, Glamis, all / As the weird women promised, and I fear / Thou play'dst most foully for 't."
Lady Macbeth, when Macbeth sees Banquo's ghost and become hysterical at the feast "Sit worthy friends. My lord is often thus, / And hath been from his youth. Pray you, keep seat. / The fit is momentary; upon a thought / He will again be well."
Importance of this: "Naught's had, all's spent, / Where our desire is got without content." Audience begins to see Lady Macbeth grow weaker and show regret and Macbeth grow stronger and lose remorse
Importance of this: "Our fears in Banquo stick deep, / And in his royalty of nature reigns that which would be feared." Macbeth avoids killing Banquo himself and seems to need to make a case to the murderers for their own reasons for wanting Banquo dead
Importance of this: "Thou hast it now: King, Cawdor, Glamis, all / As the weird women promised, and I fear / Thou play'dst most foully for 't." Macbeth senses Banquo's suspicion and responds by having him murdered.
Importance of this: "Sit worthy friends. My lord is often thus, / And hath been from his youth. Pray you, keep seat. / The fit is momentary; upon a thought / He will again be well." Lady Macbeth remains clear-headed and must make excuses to the guests for Macbeth's behavior, lest they become suspicious.
Created by: fmhobson