5 easy multiple questions related to Macbeth by William Shakespeare, must be correct for credit, please dont answer if you arent sure.
In Macbeth, why doesn’t Duncan suspect that Lady Macbeth wishes him harm?
Lady Macbeth is Duncan’s daughter, and she has always been dutiful and obedient to her father.
Macbeth personally assures Duncan that his wife has never hurt anyone, and Duncan is foolish enough to believe him.
Lady Macbeth only reveals her ambition and her desire to see Duncan murdered to her husband; she is kind to the king while he lives.
Duncan is a decent king, but he is repeatedly shown to be oblivious to the dangers around him.
After Macduff discovers that Duncan has been murdered, Macbeth pretends to be learning of the king’s death for the first time. He says, “Had I but died an hour before this chance, / I had lived a blessèd time,” and tells the others how, in a rage, he killed Duncan’s bodyguards.
How do Macbeth’s words and behavior in this scene move the plot of the play forward?
Macbeth’s actions lead Banquo to return to the witches to learn more about the prophesies.
They prevent others from suspecting that he is the murderer.
Macbeth’s behavior causes Macduff to seek out Banquo and form an alliance with him.
They lead to tension between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, who thought the guards should live.
In Act II of Macbeth, several characters fail to suspect Macbeth of killing Duncan.
Which excerpt from the text supports this analysis?
Macduff: “Well, may you see things well done there. Adieu, / Lest our old robes sit easier than our new!”
Macduff: “He is already named, and gone to Scone / To be invested.”
Old Man: “God’s benison go with you and with those / That would make good of bad, and friends of foes.”
Macduff: “…the king’s two sons, / Are stol’n away and fled; which puts upon them / Suspicion of the deed.”
How does Macbeth change in the first two acts of the play?
Although he is brave in battle, he cannot bring himself to kill anyone except on a battlefield.
At the start of the play, he was satisfied with his position and not ambitious, but Lady Macbeth stirs his ambition.
He was never loyal to Duncan, but after Duncan’s death Macbeth recognizes his good qualities.
At the start of the play, he is loyal to Duncan, but he later kills Duncan to get what he wants.
In the opening scenes of Act I, Macbeth is depicted as a great warrior who is given a prestigious new title.
How does Shakespeare’s decision to depict Macbeth in this way affect the play?
By immediately establishing Macbeth as a respectable and honorable figure, Shakespeare influences audiences and readers to naturally want the best for the protagonist.
By contrasting Macbeth’s positive traits with the negative qualities of Duncan, Shakespeare subtly suggests that Macbeth’s assassination of Duncan is justified.
By depicting Macbeth as a figure on the rise when the play begins, Shakespeare puts Macbeth on a collision course with Duncan and deftly establishes the conflict that will drive the rest of the play forward.
By showing the way Macbeth fools others into admiring him and thinking that he is respectable, Shakespeare foreshadows the treacherous deeds that the protagonist will commit later in the play.