Macbeth Act 2 questions Essay

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Macbeth Act 2 Discussion Questions

1. How do you explain the dagger that Macbeth sees? What possible explanations are there for this strange occurrence?
It foreshadows Macbeth murders Duncan. It shows Macbeth that what he must be done in order to get the kingship. The dagger that Macbeth sees can reflect he is overly ambitious nature because at first, he says that he can’t do the murder anymore but after his imagination and supports from his wife, he decides to precede treason.

2. After Macbeth murders Duncan, Macbeth could not say “Amen.” Do you think there is a God that punishes evil deeds? Or is justice in the hands of people?

3. Macbeth also hears a voice that says “Sleep no more” (2.2.47). Do you believe in conscience? How powerful is it?
In act 2, “Sleep no more” (2.2.47) means that Macbeth can’t sleep because he feels guilty. I believe that conscience is really powerful because after Macbeth murders Duncan; he says that he can’t do this anymore and the blood on his hands cannot wash away; the stain will stay on his hands forever. Therefore, I believe that conscience is powerful because even a bad person has conscience, it only depends on how much you have. Conscience can lead you go back to the right track.

4. What do Malcolm and Donalbain decide to do after Duncan is murdered? What do you think of their plan?
Malcolm decides to go to England and Donalbain decides to go to Ireland. I think their plans are bad because Malcolm is the Prince of