Macbeth

Story Line Act 1 Scene 1: The setting was very dark and there was lightning. There are 3 witches on a heath and they were talking about when they are going to make the predictions.

Act 1 Scene 2: King Duncan said that Macbeth and Banquo fought well in a battle and he would be named the Thane of Cawdor instead of the Thane of Glamis. Macbeth would be named the Thane of Cawdor and all the land that goes with it but Banquo doesn’t get anything. Macbeth’s best friend is Banquo. King Duncan’s sons are Malcolm and Donalbain.

Act 1 Scene 3: Macbeth and Banquo was walking when suddenly 3 witches stopped them. The witched said that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and that Banquo’s kids will become Kings or Scottland. Later on, the soldiers really did tell them the things that the witch has predicted. Macbeth now has this new title and he seems to be very intrigued.

Act 1 Scene 4: King Duncan said that his son Malcolm will become the Prince of Cumberland. Macbeth has just been named the Thane of Cawdor but now he is unsatisfied because a prince(Malcolm) is higher than a thane(Macbeth).

Act 1 Scene 5: Lady Macbeth receives Macbeth’s latter of saying that he might be the King. Lady Macbeth summons the evil spirits and now wants to kill King Duncan so that Macbeth and she will become King and Queen since King Duncan is going to their castle the next day.

Act 1 Scene 6: King Duncan goes to the castle and says that the air smells really nice but really the smell is rotten just like the people inside it (Lady Macbeth). Lady Macbeth greets him and they go into the castle together.

Act 1 Scene 7: Macbeth doesn’t really want to kill King Duncan but Lady Macbeth told Macbeth that is he doesn’t, then he is a coward and he does not love her anymore. At last they plan to kill King Duncan by getting the 2 guards drunk and stab King Duncan when he is asleep.

Act 2 Scene 1: Macbeth meets Banquo but Macbeth doesn’t want to talk about what the 3 witches had predicted. Macbeth then goes into a soliloquy (when a person thinks out loud) before he goes inside and kill Macbeth. Then the bell rang which is a signal for him to kill King Duncan.

Act 2 Scene 2: Macbeth then goes and kills King Duncan and comes out really scared. Lady Macbeth then smears all the blood and put the daggers on the drunk guards hands saying that they were the ones that did it.

Act 2 Scene 3: A person opens the door for the guards and the guards realise that King Duncan was murdered. After that, everyone else in the castle comes and knows that King Duncan was murdered but nobody knows that it was Macbeth and Lady Macbeth who did it. At last, Donalbain and Lennox separated and left.

Act 2 Scene 4: This is a transition scene and it just Macduff tells Ross that Macbeth would be the new King/leader. People think that Donalbain and Lennox were the people who killed King Duncan because they were the ones that ran away.

Act 3 Scene 1: Now, Macbeth is starting to get really evil and would do anything to become King. He has a feeling that Banquo knows that he was the one that murdered King Duncan because Banquo is the only one that also knows about the 3 witches. Macbeth also doesn’t want Banquo’s son to be King, as the 3 witches prohesised.  Macbeth will try to kill Banquo and his son.

Act 3 Scene 2: Macbeth is starting to have bad and terrible dreams. He is starting to be very evil and has many evil thoughts in his head.

Act 3 Scene 3: Macbeth sent 2 people to kill Banquo. Then a 3rd man came in that was also sent by Macbeth. When Banquo walked passed, the 3 murderers jumped out and killed Banquo. But couldn’t kill his son, his son fled. At last, the 3rd murderer killed the original 2 murderes, to make sure nobody knew except for himself and Macbeth (part of the plan).

Act 3 Scene 4: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and some other people are eating supper together. Macbeth suddenly sees the ghost of Banquo and hullucinates. He starts speaking to himself and starts going crazy. Then, everybody left and Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth that he just has lack of sleep. At last, they leave the dinner table and goes to sleep.

Act 3 Scene 5: Macbeth goes to the 3 witches and asks them for advice. The 3 witches were boiling potion(to create trouble) and they told Macbeth that he needed to beware of 3 things. 1. Continue what you are doing(killing people) and you have to beware of Macduff. 2. Do not be scared of any man born of a woman (beware of people that are born c section). 3. The forest will move closer to your castle. At last, the 3 witches disappeared and Macbeth has a lot more confidence because he knows what is going to happen next (the witches are tricking him).

Act 3 Scene 6: Lennox and this other guy suspects that Macbeth is the murderer. Macduff fled to England with Malcolm to build an army so they can come back and become King(take over Macbeth), because Macduff thinks that Macbeth murdered King Duncan. Of course, Macbeth doesn’t like that idea so now Macbeth is going to murder Macduff’s family.

Act 4 Scene 1:

Act 4 Scene 2: Lady Macduff and her son found out that Macduff fled to England. She is very mad and tells her son that Macduff is dead and he is a traitor but his son challenges her and says he’s not dead and not a traitor. They go into a small argument but then 4 murderers come. They murdered both Lady Macbeth and her son.

Act 4 Scene 3: Macduff meets Macolm in England and Macolm is afraid that Macduff is sent from Macbeth. So Maclolm pretends to want to overthrow Macbeth’s throne to test Macduff’s reaction. Through this test, Malcolm then learned that Macduff i a good person and not sent from Macbeth. Macduff hears about the news that his whole family was murdered by Macbeth. Malcolm and Macbeth wants to get revenge on Macbeth.

Act 5 Scene 1: Lady Macbeth’s servant reported to the doctor that Lady Macbeth has been going mad and sleep walking. The doctors goes to the castle and saw Lady Macbeth sleep walking. Lady Macbeth was washing her hands from the blood of people she has murdered. She admitted out loud that she murdered King Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff’s family. The doctor and the servant heard this but they will not say anything about it.

Act 5 Scene 2: The Scottish army(lead by  are going to join with the English army(led by Macduff and Malcolm) to fight with Macbeth. Macbeth right now is in the castle with his army planning to fight the Scottish army and English army.

Act 5 Scene 3: Macbeth is inside the castle preparing for the battle. He puts his armour on and is very confident because of what the witches has told him. The doctor comes along and says there is no cure for Lady Macbeth.

Act 5 Scene 4: The armies are going towards the castle and Malcolm said that each of the soldiers should use a branch for camouflage in the woods of Birnan. This fulfils what the witches said about the woods moving closer to the castle.

Act 5 Scene 5: Macbeth is preparing for the battle and hears a scream. It was from Lady Macbeth before she jumped off there roof and died. Later on, a guard tells Macbeth that the woods of Birnan are moving closer to the castle. Macbeth gets mad at this and says he is ready to fight.

Act 5 Scene 6: Malcolm and Macduff arrives close to the castle and throws of their camouflage layer(branch) and prepares to attack.

Act 5 Scene 7: Young Siward (soldier)challenges Macbeth to a fight and Macbeth easily kills him.

Act 5 Scene 8: Macduff comes into the castle to find Macbeth and challenges him to a fight. Macbeth is very confident and said that he is afraid of no man born of a woman. But then Macduff said that he was not born of a woman. He was untimely ripped from his mother’s womb. Macbeth knows he screwed up because he interpreted the witches prophecies wrong. At last, Macduff kills Macbeth with a sword and Malcolm is crowned King of Scotland. (The person in the end of the movie was Fleance. Banquo’s other son).

 

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