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How does Macbeth respond to the prophecies?

When Macbeth first hears the witches’ prophecies, he is startled and fearful. Banquo notices that Macbeth seems shaken and transfixed by what he has heard. He doesn’t reply first to what the witches have said; Banquo responds first. Macbeth recovers and orders the witches to stay and tell him more.

Why is Macbeth worried about the witches prophecy?

He is worried that Macbeth is taking these prophecies too seriously, and trying to get him to lighten up. While Banquo ponders the fit of fantasy Macbeth seems enraptured in, the witches have a prophecy for him too. He will be both lesser and greater than Macbeth. Banquo’s sons will be king?

What is contextually significant about Lady Macbeth’s advice to look like the innocent flower but be serpent?

She urges him to put on a show of friendship and conviviality; he must “look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t.” She means that Macbeth must appear benign, kind and friendly, but that this must only be an act, for he must deceive the others so that they do not suspect him of any malice.

What technique is look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it?

People also ask, what technique is look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it? Metaphor: “Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower But be the serpent under’t” Lady Macbeth is telling Macbeth to have the guise of the innocent while his true nature should be of a serpent.

What does sergeant report to Duncan about the battle?

Macbeth Act I

Question Answer
What does the report indicate about the state of Duncan’s kingdom? in chaos
What does the sergeant tell Duncan athat Macbeth did to the rebel Macdonwald? unseamed him from the nave to the chops
what happened in the final battle? King of Norway supplies fresh troops but Macbeth defeats him anyway

Why do the three witches plan to meet again?

In Scene 1, where do the witches plan to meet again and why? 1. In scene one 1, the witches plan to meet again upon the heath to meet Macbeth and proficy faith. The King decides to give Macbeth the title, Thane of Cawdor because he had done great at battle and the Thane of Cawdor betrayed the kingdom.