Macbeth

18th May, 2015

Frame Analysis

13th May, 2015

Act 5, Scene 5: A messenger tells Macbeth that the woods are moving and Macbeth is outraged. His wife jumps off the castle, killing herself.

Act 5, Scene 6: Malcolm and Macduff throw of their disguises and commence the fight.

Act 5, Scene 7: Macbeth kills Siward in a sword fight.

Act 5, Scene 8: Macbeth duels Macduff and during the fight, Macbeth tells Macduff that he’ll never die to a woman born. Macduff tells Macbeth that he was taken from his mother’s womb before her time. Macduff kills Macbeth and Malcolm is crowned the King of Scotland.

11th May, 2015

Act 3, Scene 6: Lennox and a Lord are suspicious and they think that maybe Macbeth killed Duncan. Macbeth approaches them, asking if they had seen the Weird Sisters. They tell him that Macduff fled to England to help out Malcolm.

Act 4, Scene 1: Nothing.

Act 4, Scene 2: Lady Macduff talks to her son about how her husband is a traitor. Someone comes in to warn her that danger approaches, but she hesitates, getting her son killed in front of her own eyes before she herself dies.

Act 4, Scene 3: Macduff meets Malcolm in England, and Malcolm tests Macduff’s loyalty. Malcolm pretends that when he’s King, he’ll be mean, but Macduff thinks that anything is better than Macbeth. Malcolm tells Macduff that he is pretending, and a messenger tells Macduff that his family has been killed. Macduff’s grief becomes anger.

Act 5, Scene 1: Lady Macbeth’s servant and a doctor watch Lady Macbeth sleep-walk. During the sleep-walk, she reveals all of the murders that she and Macbeth have committed. The servant and the doctor see her and fear that she is going insane, yet they fear her, because of the many deaths caused by her. The doctor tells no one, as he’s worried that it might cost his life.

Act 5, Scene 2: Scottish rebels wait for Malcolm’s army to join with them. They hear that Macbeth has fortified his base.

Act 5, Scene 3: Macbeth is overconfident, so he doesn’t listen to any reports. He doesn’t wear his armor, and he sits around on his throne. He asks the doctor about his wife, but the doctor says that she can only help herself. Macbeth is extremely mad and demands for the doctor to find a cure. The doctor decides to leave and never return.

Act 5, Scene 4: Malcolm tells the army to take branches from the trees as camouflage.

8th May, 2015

Act 3, Scene 2: Macbeth meets with Lady Macbeth and they are both realizing that even though they have what they want, they constantly live in fear. They have what they want, but they aren’t happy about it. Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that he will kill Banquo and Fleance, but doesn’t tell his wife any more.

Act 3, Scene 3: The murderers assault Banquo and Fleance, killing Banquo, but Fleance flees. One murderer kills the others so they won’t tell anyone.

Act 3, Scene 4: At the banquet, the one who mudered Banquo tells Macbeth of the news. During the feast, whenever Macbeth mentions Banquo, Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost, and Macbeth goes crazy, scaring the guests. Lady Macbeth tells them to leave, so Macbeth can get some sleep. She says that this is normal for Macbeht and he is very stressed and has a rare disorder.

Act 3, Scene 5: Macbeth talks to the witches and is told three things. To beware Macduff, don’t be afraid of anyone born from a woman, and when the forest approach his castle, he will be vanquished. The witches disappear.

6th May, 2015

Act 1, Scene 7: Macbeth doesn’t want to kill Duncan, but Lady Macbeth convinces him otherwise. They will make the guards drunk, so they can enter Duncan’s room without being stopped.

Act 2, Scene 1: Macbeth meets with Banquo, and they talk about the witches. Macbeth hallucinates and sees a floating knife once Banquo leaves. Macbeth has a soliloquy.

Act 2, Scene 2: Macbeth kills Duncan. Lady Macbeth gives the knives used to kill him to the sleeping, drunken guards. Macbeth feels terrible guilt, but Lady Macbeth doesn’t.

Act 2, Scene 3: Macduff and Lennox are let into the castle and discover that Duncan is dead. In a “fit of rage” Macbeth kills the guards who supposedly killed Duncan. Lady Macbeth pretends to be scared and faints. Malcolm leaves to England and Donolbain to Ireland, as they realize that they are not safe.

Act 2, Scene 4: Macduff tells Ross that, because Malcolm and Donolbain have fled, they probably have killed their father. They unanimously decide that Macbeth shall be the new king.

Act 3, Scene 1: Banquo and Fleance go on a ride together. Banquo is suspicious of Macbeth (because he know of the witches), so Macbeth hires people to kill Banquo and his son.

5th May, 2015

Act 1, Scene 1: Three witches talk about how they will meet again for their encounter with Macbeth.

Act 1, Scene 2: Duncan is told that Macbeth and Banquo fought excellently. Duncan sends Angus and Ross to tell Macbeth that he is the now the Thane of Cawdor.

Act 1, Scene 3: The witches tell Macbeth that he will be Thane of Cawdor and then the King. Banquo’s fate is spoken in riddles. Macbeth and Banquo don’t believe the witches, but then Angus and Ross arrive to tell Macbeth of his new title.

Act 1, Scene 4: Duncan congratulates Macbeth. Duncan’s son Malcolm is chosen to be the Prince, making Macbeth jealous.

Act 1, Scene 5: Lady Macbeth is told of the news and wants to kill Duncan, as he is visiting Macbeth’s castle at night. She is over-excited to become the queen. Macbeth is “too kind” to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth calls upon evil spirits.

Act 1, Scene 6: Duncan arrives in the castle and is greeted by Lady Macbeth. The castle is nice on the inside, but rotting on the inside.

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