February 21, 2017

Homework Help: English

Posted by Mike on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 7:26am.

Can you please tell me if the word choice is correct? Thank you very much.

1)The play opens with the news that Macbeth has succeeded in defending Scotland from an invasion by the Norwegians.
2) While returning from his victorious battle, Macbeth and his friend Banquo meet the three witches. They predict /prophesy (??) that Macbeth will be Thane of Cadwor and king of Scotland.
3) They tell Banquo that he will never be king but his children’s children will be kings/will have the throne of Scotland.
4) They tell him that a line of kings will come from him/will succeed him
He will father a line of kings. (Are they all possiblee?). Macbeth is very surprised at the three witches’ prediction and he can't stop thinking about it.
5) He starts to become more and more ambitious and he gets excited at (?) the idea of becoming king.
Later Macbeth and Banquo meet the King’s messenger that tells Macbeth that the king has decided to reward him with the title of Thane of Cawdor. 6) Macbeth invites the king to his castle and writes a letter to his wife to inform her.
7) In her opinion, her husband needs her help to satisfy his ambition. As a matter of fact, she is tired of being just lady Macbeth: she wants to become queen. She carries out a plan to kill Duncan.
8)She plans to drug the soldiers guarding the king and then blame them for the king’s murder.Though Macbeth is frightened of his wife’s plan to kill the king, he accepts it.

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