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Scene Summaries. Act I Summaries Scene i – three witches decide to meet with Macbeth after the battle Scene ii – Macbeth defeats traitor & King gives.

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1 Scene Summaries

2 Act I Summaries Scene i – three witches decide to meet with Macbeth after the battle Scene ii – Macbeth defeats traitor & King gives Macbeth the title of Thane of Cawdor Banquo & Macbeth are good friends & fight together in the war Dramatic Irony (add to www) – when the audience knows something the characters do not!

3 Act I Summaries Scene iii – witches make predictions: Macbeth will be: Thane of Glamis (already is!) Thane of Cawdor (is but doesn’t know it yet!) King Banquo will be: Lesser than Macbeth but greater Not as lucky as Macbeth but luckier Not a king, but kids will be kings Macbeth & Banquo find out that Macbeth is now the Thane of Cawdor & Macbeth begins to dream of being king!

4 Act I Summaries Scene iv – Macbeth gets close to the king to gain his trust & eventually be king himself, but King Duncan proclaims his son Malcolm heir to the throne. Macbeth admits that Malcolm is now a problem! Scene v – at their castle, Lady Macbeth is reading a letter from her husband describing the witches’ prophesies. She thinks her husband is too weak to act & decides that when the king visits their castle, they will kill the king!

5 Act I Summaries Scene vi – King Duncan arrives at Macbeth’s castle & is welcomed by Lady Macbeth (who is secretly plotting his murder!) Scene vii – Macbeth admits to self that his ambition has led him to thoughts of murder. Lady Macbeth taunts him to show his manliness by killing Duncan!

6 Act II Summary Scene i – Mcb & Banquo decide to talk about the witches’ predictions later. McB hallucinates a bloody dagger. Scene ii – Mcb kills king; brings daggers back to bedroom; Lady McB tells McB to take daggers back, but he won’t; she does & covers guards with blood & puts daggers beside them

7 Act II Summaries Scene iii – Macduff comes to Macbeth’s castle & discovers the king is murdered; Mcbeth kills the guards out of “loyalty & anger” (lie) really McB wanted to cyb! Malcolm & Donalbain (king’s sons) decide to run away/hide bc fear for lives! Scene iv – Mcb becomes king; Macduff doubts Mcb! Malcom & Donalbain run away & are potential suspects of the murder!

8 Act III Summaries Scene i – Mcb hires murderers to kill Banquo & Fleance Scene ii – Lady Mcb tells Mcb to quit being so nervous & sad – Mcb hints something bad might happen to Banq! Scene iii - The murderers kill Banquo, but Fleance escapes. Scene iv – Banquet; murderers tell McB that Banquo is dead/Fleance escaped; McB sees Banquo’s ghost; Lady McB makes excuses that McB is ill & tells everyone to leave.

9 Act III Summaries Scene v – Hecate (head witch) meets with 3 witches & decides to be involved in ruining McB. Scene vi – Now Lennox suspects McB and asks about Macduff; Macduff is in England raising an army against McB…McB summoned Macduff to come back, but Macduff refused.

10 Act IV Scene i – McB goes to see witches – wanting to know future; they show him 3 images – An armed head – beware Macduff – A bloody child w/a crown on its head – no one born of woman can hurt Macbeth – Child wearing crown/holding tree – Macbeth won’t be overhthrown until Birnam Wood moves up to the palace – 8 kings (including Banquo) w/a mirror – Banquo’s children will be kings… McB plans to murder Macduff’s wife & son

11 Act IV Scene ii – Ross tells Lady Macduff that her husband has gone to England; a messenger warns her to leave; murderers arrive & kill Lady Macduff & her son Scene iii – Macduff tries to get Malcom to help fight McB; Malcom tests Macduff’s loyalty; Malcom tells Macduff he has an army ready to fight McB; Macduff learns his wife & son are dead; Macduff prays to meet McB in battle!

12 Act V Scene i - Lady McB sleep-walking & rubbing hands repeatedly to get rid of blood; her lady-in- waiting & doctor realize from her actions that the McB’s killed Duncan. Scene ii – In Birnam Wood, Malcolm & Macduff gather armies & discuss McB’s mental state! Scene iii – In the castle, McB feels confident (bc the prophesies); learns of approaching army

13 Act V Scene iv – Malcolm orders soldiers to carry branches from Birnam Wood as camouflage! Scene v – Lady McB is dead; a messenger tells McB that Birnam Wood is approaching! Scene vi – near castle, Malcolm orders soldiers to drop branches & attack! Scene vii – On the field, Macbeth kills Young Siward. Macbeth exits with Macduff in hot pursuit.

14 Act V Scene viii – Macduff confronts Macbeth, who at first refuses to fight him, warning Macduff that “none born of woman” can harm him. Macduff explains that he was not born of woman, but was “untimely ripped.” Macbeth again refuses to fight, but Macduff goads him into fighting. Their fight begins and continues offstage. Ross reports to Siward that Young Siward has died bravely. Macduff returns with the head of Macbeth, and Malcolm becomes King of Scotland.

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