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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Macbeth Act 1 Scene 1 What two main enemies does the kingdom of Scotland face? How are they overcome? Macdonwald Macbeth killed him.

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2 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Macbeth

3 Act 1 Scene 1 What two main enemies does the kingdom of Scotland face? How are they overcome? Macdonwald Macbeth killed him. King of Norway Macbeth & Banquo killed him. Macbeth

4 Act 1 Scene 1 What powers do the Three Witches seem to possess? What do they predict will happen to Macbeth and Banquo? Seeing the future Macbeth will become king. Banquo will become the father of kings. Macbeth

5 Act 1 Scene 2-4 Kind and Generous What kind of ruler does Duncan appear to be? Macbeth

6 Act 1 Scene 3 Macbeth He is immensely pleased by the sudden reality of the two truths; he sees them as “happy prologues.” How do Macbeth and Banquo differ in their reaction to the witches’ predictions and the news of Macbeth’s new title? What does this suggest about their characters? Macbeth

7 Act 1 Scene 3 Macbeth

8 Act 1 Scene 3 Macbeth has a great ambition for imperial power; his vivid imagination controls his thoughts so completely that it seems to be a reality itself Macbeth How do Macbeth and Banquo differ in their reaction to the witches’ predictions and the news of Macbeth’s new title? What does this suggest about their characters?

9 Act 1 Scene 3 Banquo His judgment is from a religious viewpoint: if the witches are indeed to be believed, they represent the Devil and may intend more harm than good. He is more skeptical than Macbeth. How do Macbeth and Banquo differ in their reaction to the witches’ predictions and the news of Macbeth’s new title? What does this suggest about their characters? Macbeth

10 Act 1 Scene 3 Macbeth

11 Act 1 Scene 4 Time and opportunity are ready for him to take matters into his own hands if he is to implement the witches’ prophecy. How does Macbeth react to Duncan’s naming of his son Malcolm as his heir? Macbeth

12 Act 1 Scene 5 He needs to be encouraged to kill the king. After reading her husband’s letter, what does Lady Macbeth say about him? Macbeth

13 Act 1 Scene 5 She is ruthless and opportunistic; her first thought is of her husband’s ability to become king but also his weakness. What does Lady Macbeth’s reaction to the news of Duncan’s visit show about her nature? Macbeth

14 Act 1 Scene 6 Lady Macbeth is gracious and cordial. What is ironic, or “off,” about Duncan’s first impression when he arrives at Macbeth’s castle? Macbeth

15 Act 1 Scene 7 So that his heir will be become king. Why does Macbeth tell his wife that she should have only male children? Macbeth

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