they fled after the murder
14. What does
Macbeth mean by saying he has murdered sleep?
-that he will never be able to sleep again because of what he
15. What is ironic about Lady Macbeth’s remark, a little water clears
us of this deed?
-it will not be hard to get away with the murder because all
we have to do is wash the blood from our hands
16. Why do you think critics consider the porter’s speech to be a comic
-it alters the mood from horror
17. How do the porter’s comments about the people arriving at hell’s
gate mirror Macbeth’s dilemma?
-the people the porter is opening the door for are entering
hell as will Macbeth because of the murder he has committed
18. What do you think causes Lady Macbeth to faint?
-she faints of instability to move the attention from the murder
19. Why does Ross have doubts about accepting the groomsmen as the murders?
-he wondered what the grooms would have to gain from killing
20. Why is Macduff concerned that ‘our old robes may fit easier that
-if they don’t do things carefully from now on, they may
end up dead too
21. In his soliloquy in Scene I, Macbeth speaks of vaulting ambition. How
can vaulting ambition bring with it great success?
-nothing ventured nothing gained
22. How can vaulting ambition bring with it destruction?
-vaulting ambition tails great risk