Macbeth

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Soliloquy: Sharing your own thoughts aloud (in a theatre)

Act 1, Scene 1: 3 witches met on a heath and prophesised about when they were going to meet again and plan encounter with Macbeth. Thunder and lightening was striking at the time.

Act 1, Scene 2: King Duncan rewards Macbeth with the title of Thane of Cawdor because of his courage in the battle.

Act 1, Scene 3: Macbeth and Banquo see the witches on the heath and the witches told them that Macbeth will be king some day, and that Banquo won’t be king himself, but his children will. Macbeth ends the scene by talking to the camera himself.

Act 1, Scene 4: Macbeth learns that King Duncan’s son, Malcolm (Prince of Cumberland), is the next in line for King, instead of Macbeth himself. He thinks he has to do something about this due to the prophecy.

Act 1, Scene 5: Lady Macbeth gets a letter from Macbeth and gets excited at the thought of her being queen. She plans on killing King Duncan when he visits.

Act 1, Scene 6: King Duncan arrives at the castle, and praises Macbeth yet again. They talk about the beauty of the house- but it is actually rotting on the inside, much like the owners of it.

Act 1, Scene 7: Macbeth contemplates whether or not to kill King Duncan, and decides not to. However, even though he is reluctant,  Lady Macbeth changes his mind. They plan to kill him in his sleep, by making the guards too drunk to notice.

Act 2, Scene 1: Macbeth starts to feel guilty for his plans to kill King Duncan. Then, he has a dream of a dagger that is calling out to him- probably because his mind is filling with evil.

Act 2, Scene 2: Macbeth kills King Duncan and his guards, while Lady Macbeth puts the daggers and wipe blood on the guard’s hands to frame them. Macbeth is very depressed about killing them.

Act 2, Scene 3: Duncan’s sons, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Poerters, Macduff, and more people came do Macbeth’s house to find Duncan and the guards dead. After learning that they may become a target, Donolbain ran away to Ireland, and Malcolm went to England.

Act 2, Scene 4: Ross tells Macduff that since Duncan’s children fled, they must be guilty, or in suspicioun of being guilty. So, Macbeth is next in line to become the King of Scotland.

Act 3, Scene 1: Macbeth has a suspicioun that Banquo might know about how he killed Duncan (because of the 3 witches), and because Banquo’s son could be King eventually. So while Banquo and his son are out riding, he plans to send someone to kill them both.

Act 3, Scene 2: Lady Macbeth is becoming guilty of the bad deeds they have done, and doesn’t find being Queen as great as she would’ve thought. When she tries to tell this to Macbeth, he says that everything is fine, and that he will kill Banquo and his son, but doesn’t give too much details. He tells her to hide her face from showing what she is feeling on the inside.

Act 3, Scene 3: One more men is sent with the other two to kill Banquo and his son (Fleance). When they successfully kill Banquo, Fleance manages to escape, the men filling only half of their task. The new man killed the other two that Macbeth sent, leaving only one (in case the other two told someone about Macbeth’s murders.

Act 3, Scene 4:  Lennox and another lord have a suspicioun that Macbeth was responsible for the death. Then Macbeth comes by and they tell him about Macduff fleeing to England. And Macbeth plots to kill everyone at Macduff’s castle as a warning to not fight back.

Act 4, Scene 1: Combined with previous

Act 4, Scene 2: Lady Macduff talks to Ross about how she is angry and thinks Macduff is a traitor for running off. Then, she tells her son that Macduff is dead, but the boy knows she isn’t telling the truth. Then, a messenger comes in to warn them of the murderurs that arrive soon after. They kill her and her son.

Act 4, Scene 3: Macduff gets tested for his loyalty after he leaves his wife and children back in his castle. Then, he recieves news of the killing of his family, and decides to create an army to send to Macbeth.

Act 5, Scene 1: One of Lady Macbeth’s servants call a doctor to watch her since she keeps sleepwalking. The doctor doesn’t witess anything until the third day, when he sees Lady Macbeth rubbing her hands and holding a lantern. In the process, she confesses about Duncan, Banquo, and the other killings her and her husband have done.

Act 5, Scene 2: Scottish rebel army is waiting for the England army to arrive. They find out Macbeth is waiting in his castle, assembling his own army.

Act 5, Scene 3: He’s in his army room, very confident (because of what the three witches said) that he is going to win this battle. He asked the doctor about Lady Macbeth, and he says that she needs to cure herself.

Act 5, Scene 4: The English army is camoflagued as Birnam Wood, which lets the prophecy take place of the approaching forest.

Act 5, Scene 5: Macbeth becomes aware that his wife threw herself off the building and died. Then, he recieves news of the approaching Birnam woods and remembers the prophecy.

Act 5, Scene 6: Malcolm and Macduff throw down their leafy disquise and lead into the castle.

Act 5, Scene 7: Macbeth kills a young man named Siward.

Act 5, Scene 8: The final scene. Macduff challanges Macbeth to a fight, and eventually reveals that he was born early by being “ripped through his mother’s stomach”. Macbeth realizes that he is no match, and has been tricked by the witches. He then dies, and Malcolm becomes the new King of Scotland.

Macbeth Visual Literary & Paragraph

Frame Analysis 

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