Macbeth

May 5, 2015

Act 1, Scene 1

Three Witches are meeting Macbeth on a small hill at twilight, I think when a battle is finished.

Act 1, Scene 2

A wounded sergeant tells that Macbeth was brave in the battle, and killed the Thane of Cawdor. King Duncan sends messengers to rewarded Macbeth with the name Thane of Cawdor, but Macbeth doesn’t know that yet.

Act 1, Scene 3

The Three Witches meet Macbeth on the small hill (heath) and prophesies that Macbeth will be the Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and future king. Messengers come to Macbeth and says that the king rewarded him with the name of Thane of Cawdor. They think that the Weird Sisters’ prophecy was true, because the second prophecy has come true (becoming the Thane of Cawdor).

Act 1, Scene 4

The king was praising Macbeth and Banquo. He then says that his son, Malcolm, will become the Prince of Cumberland, meaning Malcolm will become the king. Macbeth then asks the king if he could prepare a celebration/feast for Malcolm, and he knows that he has black thoughts. He was thinking, “I was supposed to become the king!”

Act 1, Scene 5

Lady Macbeth recieves a letter from Macbeth. She finds out that King Duncan is coming to their castle, and she knows what to do so that the third prophecy comes true. She calls evil spirits so she has strength.Macbeth is unsure, but Lady Macbeth says, “Leave it to me.”

Act 1, Scene 6

King Duncan comes to the castle, and he says it’s a beautiful castle with sweet air. Lady Macbeth comes out to greet the king. He keeps praising Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

May 7, 2015

Act 1, Scene 7

Macbeth is having doubts of killing King Duncan because he was rewarded and praised. Lady Macbeth comes out, and when she sees that he’s not going to do it, she convinces him playing with his emotions. Then he agrees to kill Duncan, saying, “We’ll hide our false hearts behind false faces.”

Act 2, Scene 1

Banquo was talking to Fleance (his son) when Macbeth enters. Banquo sees Macbeth and tells that he dreamt of the Weird Sisters. Macbeth bids Banquo goodnight. When he left, he’s thinking to himself, and he starts to hallucinate a dagger, but a bell rings, interrupting his thoughts. He says a few last words before sneaking into Duncan’s room.

Act 2, Scene 2

Lady Macbeth comes to the outside of Duncan’s room, and hears noises. Macbeth comes out of the room, and he’s carrying the daggers. Lady Macbeth cries, “Why are you carrying them! You’re supposed to leave them there!” Lady Macbeth takes the daggers, and when she comes out, her hands are also covered in blood. There’s knocking from the door, and Lady Macbeth takes Macbeth to their rooms to clean their hands and pretend they’ve been sleeping.

Act 2, Scene 3

The knocking continues, and it’s Macduff and Lennox. Macbeth comes down, and Macduff asks if the King’s awake, and goes sees him. Meanwhile, Lennox tells Macbeth about the terrible storm (foretelling the murder of Duncan). Macduff comes down, crying that the King’s dead, and while they go off to see, he cries for the bell. Lady Macbeth enters and asks what’s going on. They come back, and they said they would catch the murderers, but Macbeth says that he killed them in his fury. They go off to get ready to meet each other. Donalbain and Malcolm stay behind and decide to leave.

Act 2, Scene 4

Duncan’s two sons fled, which they said made them look suspicious. Macbeth is crowned king.

Act 3, Scene 1

He was crowned, and said that everyone would meet again when the feast starts. When everyone left, two murderers come in, and Macbeth says that they need to murder Banquo and his son, because even though he’s the king, non of his sons will become the king, Banquo’s son will. The Weird Sisters said so (refer to act 1, scene 3).

Act 3, Scene 2

Macbeth comes to Lady Macbeth, and he’s having dark thoughts. He’s thinking about what’s going to happen to Banquo and his son, Fleance. Lady Macbeth tries to cheer him up, and when she asks him what’s going to be done, he says, “Stay ignorant. Come with me.”

Act 3, Scene 3

Macbeth sends a third murderer, one he trusts. They murder Banquo, but Fleance escapes. The third murderer kills the two other murderers.

Act 3, Scene 4

At the feast, Macbeth finds out that Banquo’s dead, but his son is alive and he fled. At the feast, he hallucinates the ghost of Banquo, and his guests were glad to be excused (weirded out by what Macbeth was acting). Lady Macbeth says he lacks sleep, and Macbeth says he needs to find out the future by meeting the Weird Sisters, so he can keep what he’s done.

Act 3, Scene 5

Macbeth goes to see the Weird Sisters. They give him three more premonitions: Beware of Macduff, Thane of Fife, no man born of a woman shall harm Macbeth, and Macbeth shall never be vanquished until the Great Birnam Wood comes to his castle at Dunsinane. He’s reassured that he won’t be harmed in the future, but the Weird Sisters are successfully deceiving him.

May 11, 2015

Act 3, Scene 6

Lennox was talking about how strange the events were that happened (Duncan killed, Banquo killed). Was suspecting Macbeth because Macbeth is leading terribly, and heard that Macduff is getting an army.

Act 4, Scene 1

Macbeth heard that Macduff fled to England, and he’s going to kill everyone in Macduff’s family and anyone else (servants, cooks, etc.)

Act 4, Scene 2

Lady Macduff says Macduff is a traitor, but while she’s saying this, a messenger comes and warns her that she’s going to be killed. She has doubts, but then the murderers come. Her son gets murdered first, in front of her, and then she gets killed.

Act 4, Scene 3

Macduff arrives, and Malcolm tests Macduff, and he passes the test. Ross comes with news that Macduff’s family and everyone in the castle was killed. They then go off to kill Macbeth with an army.

Act 5, Scene 1

Lady Macbeth has been worrying about the deeds she’s done and knows about, and she starts to sleep walk. Her maid and a doctor witness her sleep walking, and while Lady Macbeth is sleep walking, she admits what she’s done and what she knows. The doctor said that she can’t be saved by a doctor, she has to be stopped by a priest.

Act 5, Scene 2

Scottish rebels are ready to fight Macbeth, and they find out that he’s in the castle, so they go.

Act 5, Scene 3

Macbeth isn’t really worried about the battle that’s going to happen, because of the prophecies (no man born of a woman can harm me, until the Birnam Forest comes to Dunsinane, I won’t be defeated). The doctor says that Lady Macbeth can’t be cured until she cures herself, and leaves.

Act 5, Scene 4

The army enters Birnam forest, and decides to cut branches from it to disguise the army. They go off. (The witches tricked Macbeth.)

May 13, 2015

Act 5, Scene 5

Macbeth thinks he’s going to win the battle, but a messenger comes and says Lady Macbeth committed suicide, and that the Birnam Woods are moving towards Dunsinane, and Macbeth gets worried, and says, “I’ll die in armour!”

Act 5, Scene 6

Malcolm, Siward, Macduff, and the army arrive at Dunsinane, and throw the Birnam branches away to attack.

Act 5, Scene 7

Macbeth convinces himself that he’ll still win, because of them being woman born. He kills Young Siward and gains confidence.

Act 5, Scene 8

Macduff enters, and since he’s not woman born, he kills Macbeth. The others come, and Macduff takes the crown and gives it to Malcolm. Fleance appears at the end, the prophecy of Banquo no being king, but his son will.

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