Macbeth Discussion Questions

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Macbeth Reading and Discussion Questions (Required)

Act 1, Scene 1 (1.1)
What is the effect of beginning the play with the witches?
Beginning the play with witches provides the play with an air of suspense and it may be inferred that evil could be a major theme within the play.
Who are the witches going to meet, and when?
Macbeth, after the battle

Act 1, Scene 2 (1.2)
What do we learn about and from the "bloody Captain" (1.2.1-48)?
That Macdonwald was an opposing villain and was battling against Macbeth with the assistance of his men from ireland and lady Luck however they weren't powerful enough.
Who is Macdonwald and what has he done?
That Macdonwald was an opposing villain and was battling against Macbeth with the assistance of his
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Thane Cawdor
What does King Duncan say about the traitor and about his title (1.2.73-76)? King duncan declares that the traitor Cawdor ought to be killed and his titles ought to be granted to Macbeth.
Act 1, Scene 3 (1.3)
What is the effect of what the witches tell each other in 1.3.1-30?
It provides a lot of suspense to the play since they plan to do evil to a sailor.
What is the effect of the specifics they tell?
The specifics they tell show how thought out their plan is.
Are these details important to the plot of the play?
No however they are vital to show how through the witches are
What does the First Witch mean by line 11? Keep the line in mind; "do" is an important word in this play.
On line nine once the first witch says, “I’ll do, I’ll do, and I’ll do” she implies that she's going to do many bad things to the sailor.
What does Banquo ask the witches and what do they tell him?
Banquo demands to know his own future. The witches prophecy that Banquo’s descendants will be kings, however he himself won't be.

What do we know that Macbeth doesn't know in 1.3.73-81?
What the reader knows and Macbeth doesn’t is that the Thane of Cawdor will be sentenced to death by the King of scotland and the title will be granted to

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