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The fact that guilt torments Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to the point of madness is an illustration of:
the fact they are weak characters.
the fact people were more religious in Shakespeare's day.
the terrible consequence of killing a king.
After murdering Duncan, Macbeth's guilt takes the form of
hearing a voice saying he will never sleep again.
feeling he is going to faint.
After Macbeth murders Banquo, his guilt takes the visual form of
Banquo's ghost, covered in blood.
Lady Macbeth's guilt takes the form of:
imagining she hears voices.
imagining her hands are still covered with blood.
seeing the ghost of Lady Macduff.
When Macbeth compares himself to Banquo, he thinks
his 'royalty of nature' makes Banquo the better man.
Banquo is noble and wise but not so brave as Macbeth.
Macbeth is a better man than Banquo in every way.
The best examples of kingship in the play are
Duncan and Malcolm.
Malcolm and Sweno, the King of the Norwegians.
Malcolm and Edward, King of England.
After the battle against the Norwegians at the start of the play, order is restored by
Macbeth and Banquo.
Macduff and Lennox.
After the murder of Duncan, Lennox mentions the following phenomena occurred:
hail and snow storms.
an eerie calmness.
a thunderstorm and an earthquake.
'Fair is foul and foul is fair' introduces the theme of
The promise of the witches that 'None of woman born' can harm Macbeth is shown to be false when
Macbeth commits suicide.
Macduff kills Macbeth after explaining he was not 'born' in the usual way.
Malcolm kills Macbeth.
Macbeth shows fear in the play when
the Norwegians redouble their attack in the battle.
the witches hail him as 'King hereafter'.
his servant tells him he can see a moving wood.
Macbeth shows his greatest courage when
he joins Lady Macbeth after killing Duncan.
Banquo's ghost appears at the banquet.
he is surrounded by Malcolm's armies at the end.