Macbeth Quotes To Learn


NCEA Level 2 English Flashcards on Macbeth Quotes To Learn, created by Sophie Brokenshire on 17/08/2017.
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How did King Duncan refer to Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 4? "Worthy Macbeth"
What was Macbeth's progression of power? 1. Thane of Glannis 2. Thane of Cawdor 3. King of Scotland
What did the witches chant in Act 1 Scene 4 about Macbeth's stirring of evil? "Foul is fair and fair is foul"
What did Macbeth say about his capacity for evil in an aside, in Act 1 Scene 4? "That is a step, On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap. Stars hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires."
In a soliloquy, why did Macbeth initially not decide to kill King Duncan? "We but teach Bloody instructions, which being taught, return To plague th' inventor."
What did Lady Macbeth comment on the nature of the evening on the night of the murder of King Duncan? "I heard the owls scream and cricket cry."
What army invaded Scotland that Macbeth helped defeat at the start of the play? Norwegian Army
What two quotes support King Duncan's claims of Macbeth being worthy? "Brave, bloody and resolute" "Bellona's bridegroom"
What did Banquo say to Macbeth when he encouraged him not to collude with the witches? “What can the devil speak true?” … “The instruments of darkness tell us truths/ win us with honest trifles, to betray us.”
What did Macbeth say in an aside about his guilt? “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood, Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red.”
What did Lady Macbeth say when she voiced her concern about Macbeth's kindness? “Too full of the milk of human kindness” “wouldst not play false”
What did Banquo say about his suspicions of Macbeth? "As the weird women promised, and I fear Thou played'st most foully for't."
What did Macbeth say about his descent into evil and his destiny to remain power hungry? "For mine own good All causes shall give way, I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o'er."
What did Macbeth say regarding his regret and futility in his ascent to power? "And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow."
What is the term for the murder of a King? Regicide
What foreshadowing quote did Duncan say about the former Thane of Cawdor? "There's no art To find the mind's construction in the face. He was a gentleman on whom I built An absolute trust."
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