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  1. Macbeth William Shakespeare

  2. Macbeth 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.

  3. Macbeth 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.

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

  5. Macbeth 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?

  6. Macbeth Act 1 Scene 3

  7. Macbeth 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 • 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?

  8. Macbeth 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?

  9. Macbeth Act 1 Scene 3

  10. Macbeth 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?

  11. Macbeth 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?

  12. Macbeth 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?

  13. Macbeth 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?

  14. Macbeth 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?

  15. Macbeth