Act V Sc. i-iv Questions

Posted: April 19, 2010

ACT 5 5.1 1. What has the gentlewoman seen Lady Macbeth do (lines 1-15)? Why won't she tell the Doctor what Lady Macbeth said? 2. What does Lady Macbeth reveal in her sleepwalking speeches and actions (lines 23-58)? To what does the Doctor relate this in lines 66-69? What is he suggesting in lines 66-67? 5.2 1. Where are the soldiers heading? Whose side are they on? What do the mentions of Birnam Wood (line 5) and Dunsinane (line 12) remind us of? 5.3 1. What reports are the servants bringing to Macbeth? Why does Macbeth say he is not afraid? What does he think about himself in lines 20-29? 2. What does the Doctor say about Lady Macbeth (lines 39-46)? What does Macbeth wish the Doctor could do (lines 52-58)? 5.4 1. What does Malcolm tell the soldiers to do (lines 4-7)? What effect do you expect this to have on Macbeth?