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Macbeth Glossary Where the Norweyan banners…cold. ( 1.2.57-8) flout the sky ] i.e., mock the Scottish sky and cause fear in the hearts of the people. Given the rest of the speech, it is likely that this line should be in past tense, i.e., did flout the sky. Norweyan banners ] – Norwegian flags.
What does Lady Macbeth say Act 1 Scene 5?
As she awaits her husband’s arrival, she delivers a famous speech in which she begs, “you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, / And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full / Of direst cruelty” (1.5. 38–41).
What happened in Act 1 Scene 2 Macbeth?
In Act 1, Scene 2 of Macbeth, a wounded officer brings King Duncan news of Macbeth’s bravery in battle. He also tells how the Thane of Cawdor betrayed the King by helping the Norwegian army. King Duncan orders the captured traitor, the Thane of Cawdor, be executed, and his title be given to Macbeth.
What does flout mean in Macbeth?
Flout. Part of speech: verb. Definition: openly disregard (a rule, law or convention)
Do breed unnatural troubles infected minds?
In this instance he means that any crime becomes a breeding place for greater perturbation and problems. The doctor is suggesting that Lady Macbeth’s thoughts and her conscience have been diseased by the unnatural deeds that she has been involved in, thus causing her great harm.
What does Lady Macbeth mean when she cries make thick my blood?
When Lady Macbeth implores the spirits to “make thick [her] blood,” she is asking them to make her less human, or humane. By metaphorically thickening her blood, Lady Macbeth hopes to lose fundamental and natural human traits, like compassion and kindness, and to be better able to help her husband kill the king.
What is oxymoron in English literature?
oxymoron, a word or group of words that is self-contradicting, as in bittersweet or plastic glass. Oxymorons are similar to such other devices as paradox and antithesis and are often used in poetry and other literature.
What is the tone in Macbeth Act 1 Scene 2?
Macbeth and Banquo are very loyal and brave to king Duncan. The setting tells us that king Duncan is happy because Macbeth won and sad at the same time because Macdonwald betrayed him.