Macbeth Act 2 Scene 1…

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MACBETH ACT 2 SCENE 1…
Section A
1. The clues at the beginning of this scene to indicate that the castle is in darkness are that the servant carries a burning torch to light their way and Macbeth is also carrying a torch-bearer. 2. Banquo’s state of mind at the beginning of this scene is that he is scared to go to sleep because he doesn’t want to see nightmares. 3. We know that Banquo is nervous because he cannot sleep and is wide awake. He can hear noises very clearly like when Macbeth is coming he says “who’s there?” before Macbeth can even introduce himself. 4. The information that banquo gives Macbeth about the King’s visit is that the king is in bed and he has been In an unusually good mood, he has given Macbeth’s house hold gifts and a diamond to Lady Macbeth for her hospitality. 5. The audience is reminded of Lady Macbeth in this scene by Banquo giving Macbeth a diamond saying that King Duncan has given this diamond to Lady Macbeth for her hospitality. 6. The effect of Banquo’s frank statement: “I dreamt last night of the three Weird Sisters“ , tells us that banquo was dreaming about what the witches had told them and when he says “they have showed some truth” means he dreamt about Macbeth being king or Thane of Cawdor. 7. Macbeth responds to Banquo’s comment about the witches by saying that he has no time and is not thinking about them at that moment. This shows that Macbeth does care about the dream that Banquo saw because it does involve him becoming King, but he is making it look like he is very powerful and doesn’t really matter to him. 8. Macbeth tries to test Banquo’s loyalty to him by saying to him to stay on his side and he will get benefited. 9. Banquo responds to Macbeth by saying to him that he will do anything as long as he has a clear conscience. 10. The dramatic effect of the conversation between Macbeth and Banquo is that they have short sharp answers and questions, which makes the conversations serious....
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