ISC Macbeth Workbook Answers : Act 5 Scene 3

Welcome to our blog post ISC Macbeth Workbook Answers : Act 5, Scene 3 of William Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece, “Macbeth.” As dedicated learners and educators, we recognize the importance of unraveling the nuances of Shakespearean literature, which is why we’ve curated this comprehensive guide specifically tailored to the ISC curriculum.

Within this blog, we’ll explore Act 5, Scene 3, utilizing the meticulously crafted workbook provided by Morning Star publishers. Our objective is to not only present multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and detailed answers but also to foster a deeper comprehension of the play’s themes, characters, and linguistic complexities.

While our responses are structured based on the workbook, we encourage students to use this resource as a springboard for their own exploration. Shakespeare’s works offer rich layers of interpretation, inviting individual analysis. Therefore, feel empowered to adapt and personalize our insights to suit your unique learning style and needs.

Whether you’re striving for academic excellence or simply eager to unravel the depths of “Macbeth,” join us on this enlightening journey through Act 5, Scene 3. Let’s embark on an adventure where Shakespeare’s words transcend time, captivating minds across generations.

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Workbook Summary :

Frustration of Macbeth : The scene takes place in a room in the castle of Macbeth. He is sick at heart, frustrated and desperate. The scene opens with the soliloquy of Macbeth. Reports of large-scale desertion from his army have come to him. He I comes to know of the advance of the English army. He is sure that he cannot be defeated because of the witches predictions :

(a) Fear not, Macbeth, no man that’s born of woman
Shall e’er have power upon thee.’
(b) Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane,
I cannot taint with fear.

When he comes to know that his men are deserting his camp, Macbeth declares that he does not care if his nobles leave him and join the English camp. Such unfaithful men are free to go over to the side of the ease-loving Englishmen who follow the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher, Epicure, believing only in enjoying life. Macbeth is determined to fight. He will never tremble with fear or sag with doubt.

Macbeth’s Sufferings : A servant informs him that ten thousand English soldiers are marching towards his castle. Macbeth calls him a coward, and orders him to go away from his presence. He calls for his trusted attendant, Seyton, and in his soliloquy during the interval reveals his suffering. He is sure that the trial will either establish him as the King or remove him from his throne. He has already lived long enough. He is now in the autumn of his life with despair and decay.
Speaking of his old age, he says that in his old age, he does not expect to have all such advantages as honour, love, obedience, a number of friends to bring comfort to him. All he can look forward to are curses. At the end of his soliloquy Macbeth commands Seyton to bring him his armour. Then he orders him to scout the countryside and to hang all who talk of fear or desertion.

Physician’s Visit : When the doctor comes, Macbeth asks him about the latest condition of his wife. The doctor replies that her disease is mental. He then wants to know if the doctor can prescribe medicines that would relieve a person of the mental disease by making a patient forget his troubles.
To Macbeth’s request to cure Lady Macbeth, the doctor says, “Therein the patient must minister to himself”. Macbeth shouts, “Throw physic [medicine] to the dogs”. He then wishes that the doctor could cure Scotland’s illness. The physician remarks to himself that if only he could escape from Dunsinane, he would never return for any fee :
Were I from Dunsinane away and clear,
Profit again should hardly draw me here.

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Workbook MCQs :

1. Why does Macbeth say that he need not fear Malcolm?
(a) No one born of woman can harm him
(b) No one born of woman can reach him
(c) No one can make the forest
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (a) No one born of woman can harm him 

2. What is meant by Macbeth when he refers to ‘epicures’?
(a) Followers of Macduff
(b) Brave soldiers
(c) Pleasure seekers
(d) Trustworthy soldiers.

Answer :- (c) Pleasure seekers 

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the blessings of old ages, as described by
Macbeth?
(a) Honour
(b) Loyalty of friend
(c) Love
(d) All of the above.

Answer :- (d) All of the above 

4, What does Macbeth say that he can look forward to have in his old age?
(a) Peaceful life
(b) Rebellion
(c) Curses
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (c) Curses 

5. According to the doctor, how can the patient be cured?
(a) The patient should cure himself
(b) The patient should meditate on his illness
(c) The patient should give up his evil ways
(d) None of the above.

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6. In what state of mind is Macbeth in this scene?
(a) Dejected and defeated
(b) Brave and confident
(c) Mixture of self-confidence
(d) None of the above.

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7. What does the imagery of ‘the sere, the yellow leaf indicate about Macbeth’s life?
(a) A life of despair and decay
(b) A life full of diseases
(c) A life of confusion
(d) None of the above.

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Complete The Sentences :

1 Macbeth tells the messenger, ‘Bring me no more reports’ because he is feeling uneasy and at the same time secure due to the prophecy of the witches.

2. The weariness of Macbeth is expressed through the disease imagery because For Full Answers Get The Workbook Answers PDF – View )

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