Macbeth Chapter Summary

Act 1 Scene 1 Witches open play
Act 1 Scene 2 battle news & brave Macbeth
Act 1 Scene 3 first prophecy, thane of cawdor, Banquo warning
Act 1 Scene 4 Duncan makes Malcolm his heir, praises Macbeth and Banquo, and says he will visit Macbeth’s castle
Act 1 Scene 5 Macbeth’s letter to Lady Macbeth and Lady Macbeth attempts to force Macbeth to do the deed
Act 1 Scene 6 Lady Macbeth acts kindly towards Duncan
Act 1 Scene 7 Macbeth’s soliloquy , Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth, Macbeth decides to do it
Act 2 Scene 1 Banquo brings up prophecy, Macbeth’s soliloquy
Act 2 Scene 2 macbeth does deed, contrast between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
Act 2 Scene 3 Porter adds humour, Duncan discovered, Malcolm and Donaldbain escape
Act 2 Scene 4 Old man and Ross observe nature following death, Macbeth becomes king, Macduff and Ross discuss how the future will not be the same
Act 3 Scene 1 Banquo suspects Macbeth, Macbeth’s soliloquy, Macbeth orders Banquo’s murder
Act 3 Scene 2 role reversal of Macbeths, Macbeth begins to go mad
Act 3 Scene 4 banquet scene
Act 3 Scene 3 Banquo is murdered
Act 3 Scene 5 Macbeth will return for another prophecy from Witches
Act 3 Scene 6 Lennox Macduff and another Lord discuss going to England
Act 4 Scene 1 first apparition warns of Macduff, second apparition=none of woman born, third apparition=Birnam wood moving, fourth apparition shows Banquo and line of Kings
Act 4 Scene 2 Lady Macbeth learns that Macduff has fled, Lady Macduff is killed
Act 4 Scene 3 Malcolm learns from Macduff of Macbeth’s true nature, Macduff learns that Macbeth has killed his family
Act 5 Scene 1 Lady Macbeth’s last scene while sleepwalking
Act 5 Scene 2 Thanes discuss Macbeth’s tyranny, Macbeth prepares for war
Act 5 Scene 3 10,000 English soldiers, Macbeth calls for more reports, Macbeth asks after his wife
Act 5 Scene 4 Malcolm commands soldiers to carry a tree to look like Birnam wood, army prepare for war
Act 5 Scene 5 Macbeth calls seige, learns how far he has come and that Lady Macbeth has died, Macbeth’s life soliloquy, told that Birnam wood is moving
Act 5 Scene 6 Malcolm Macduff and Siward decide to fight until the end
Act 5 Scene 7 Macbeth kills Siward’s son, Macduff pledges to kill Macbeth as revenge
Act 5 Scene 8 Macduff tells Macbeth that he was born by a caesarian and then kills Macbeth
Act 5 Scene 9 Siward old of his son’s death Malcolm proclaimed as king and states what he will do