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Posted December 8, 2009 at 12:05 AM via web

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What is the name of Macbeth's castle in Shakespeare's play Macbeth?

Who planted the daggers on the groom?

Where did Malcolm flee?

Where is Macbeth crowned?


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dymatsuoka | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 8, 2009 at 12:33 AM (Answer #1)

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Inverness is the name of Macbeth's castle.  In Act I, Scene 4, Duncan makes known his intention to visit Macbeth there when he says in lines 42-43,

"From hence to Inverness, and bind us further to you".

It is Lady Macbeth who plants the daggers on the grooms.  In Act II, Scene 2, she actually tells Macbeth to do it in lines 50-54, saying,

"Why did you bring these daggers from the place?  They must lie there.  Go, carry them and smear the sleepy grooms with blood".

When Macbeth refuses, having had enough to do with the killing, Lady Macbeth takes the daggers and does the job herself, chiding him in lines 56-61,

"Infirm of purpose!  Give me the daggers.  The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures.  'Tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil.  If he do bleed, I'll gild the faces of the grooms withal, for it must seem their guilt".

After Duncan's death is discovered, Malcolm flees to England.  In Act II, Scene 3, he declares his intention in line 139, telling Donalbain,

"I'll to England".

With Duncan and Malcolm out of the way, Macbeth is named to be the next King of Scotland.  The coronation will take place at Scone.  In Act II, Scene 4, Macduff relays this information in lines 31-32, saying,

"He is already named and gone to Scone to be invested".

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