MacBeth Act 2 Scenes 3-4

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What does a porter (who was most likely drunk) ramble on about?
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A porter stumbles through the hallway to answer the knocking, grumbling comically about the noise and mocking whoever is on the other side of the door. He compares himself to a porter at the gates of hell and asks, \”Who’s there, i’ th’ name of Beelzebub?\”
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Who is at the door when the porter finally opens it?
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Macduff and Lennox are at the door
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Who complains after the porter opens the door and about what does he complain?
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Macduff complains about the porter’s slow response to his knock
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Why does the porter say he opened the door so slowly?
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The porter says he was up all night drinking.
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Why did Macduff come to Macbeth’s castle?
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He came to see the king. The king asked to see him early in the morning.
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What does Macbeth say to Macduff’s request to see the king?
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Macbeth says that Duncan is still asleep. He offers to take Macduff to the king.
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What is Lennox talking about as they enter the king’s chambers?
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Lennox is talking about the great storm the night before.
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Who first finds the king dead? How does he respond?
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Macduff cries \”O horror, horror, horror!\” after finding the king dead.
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Who rushes to see the king after Macduff comes running out?
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Macbeth and Lennox rush in, while Lady Macbeth stands with a look of terror.
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Whon appears as Macbeth and Lennox emerge from the bedroom?
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Malcolm and Donalbain arrive on the scene
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Who does Macbeth kill after Malcolm and Donalbain arrive at the scene of the king’s death?
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Macbeth declares that in his rage he has killed the chamberlains.
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What explanation does Macbeth give for killing the chamberlains?
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Macbeth explains by saying that his fury at Duncan’s death was so powerful that he could not restrain himself.
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Is Macduff suspicious of Macbeth’s explanation for the deaths of the chamberlains?
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Yes, Macduff is suspicious that Macbeth is being deceptive.
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Do Malcolm and Donalbain feel safe in Macbeth’s house after learning of the king’s death?
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Malcolm and Donalbain whisper to each other that they are not safe, since whoever killed their father will probably try to kill them next.
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Why is Lady Macbeth taken away?
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She fainted and Macduff and Banquo call for someone to attend to her.
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Who do Banquo and Macbeth rally and why?
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Banquo and Macbeth rally the lords to meet and discuss the murder
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What decision to the king’s son make?
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Duncan’s sons resolve to flee the court. Malcolm declares that he will go south to England, and Donalbain will hasten to Ireland.
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Act 2 Scene 4 opening
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Ross, a thane, walks outside the castle with an old man.
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What are Ross and the old man discussing?
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They discuss the strange and ominous happenings of the past few days- it is daytime, but dark outside; last Tuesday, an owl killed a falcon; and Duncan’s beautiful, well-trained horses behaved wildly and ate one another.
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Who tells Ross that Macbeth has been named king?
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Macduff emerges from the castle and tells Ross that Macbeth has been made king by the other lords
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Where does Macbeth go after being named king?
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Macbeth rode to Scone to be crowned
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For what reason does Macduff suspect the chamberlains killed the king?
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Macduff adds that the chamberlains seem the most likely murderers, and that they may have been paid off by someone to kill Duncan.
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After Macbeth is named king, who is suspected of the murder and why?
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Suspicion has now fallen on the two princes, Malcolm and Donalbain, because they have fled the scene
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Where did Ross go after talking to Macduff
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Ross departs for Scone to see the new king’s coronation

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