Macbeth Locations and Others

Scotland basically the whole setting for play… where Macbeth rules
England where Malcolm fled to. Macduff travels here because he does not agree with Macbeth’s rule/leadership. He looks for supporters to help to overthrow him and get a new leader. Malcolm tests Macduff because he’s afraid that Macbeth sent Macduff to get Malcolm and trick him to return home. He wants to assure that Macduff is actually truthful in saying that he doesn’t like Macbeth. After all, they all were very fond of him before he came king.
Ireland where Donalbain fled
Norway where King Duncan’s forces have been fighting against the traitor, Macdonwald. Macbeth spilled Macdonwald’s guts all over the ground. The battle flared up again when the “Norwegian Lord” brought new men to the field, but even this didn’t daunt Macbeth and Banquo, who just redoubled their efforts.
Birnam Wood a forest near Dunsinane Hill. Malcolm’s men disguise themselves with tree branches so that when they approach Macbeth’s castle at Dunsinane, it looks as if the forest itself is moving and their numbers are concealed.
Forres a castle in Scotland where Duncan lives. They are battling near his castle to ward off the Norwegian invaders. When Macbeth becomes king, he will live at Forres and Banquo will be murdered only a mile from the castle.
Inverness where Macbeth’s castle is before he becomes king. This is where Macbeth and Lady Macbeth kill Duncan.
Scone an exchange between minor characters after the death of King Duncan and the flight of his sons, Macbeth is on his way to Scone to be crowned. We do not witness the coronation, rather after an undefined interval of time move directly to the royal feast, where Macbeth plots the murder of Banquo. It may well be imagined, however, that mistrust of his thanes, which leads to his later cruelty, dates from the moment he mounts the throne.
Fife where Macduff and his family live. When Macduff leaves for England, he leaves his family unprotected at his castle and Macbeth’s hired thugs kill all of Macduff’s kin there.
Dunsinane Hill a hill on which Macbeth has a castle. This is where he stays to await Malcolm’s troops.
Line of Kings This vision of ________ that are Banquo’s descendants shows Macbeth that it will not be his descendants who inherit the Scottish throne. But even seeing this, he does not realize that the confidence the other visions have inspired is false.
Blood Lady Macbeth cannot wash the blood from her hands in her dreams. She keeps seeing the blood of Duncan on her hands as a manifestation of her guilt for her role in his murder.
Banquo’s Ghost a manifestation of Macbeth’s guilty conscience. The ghost appears at a banquet at the Forres castle, and when Macbeth sees the ghost, it stirs suspicion in the thanes.
First Vision warns Macbeth to beware Macduff. This vision is the most straightforward of the three because it is Macduff who kills Macbeth in the end.
Second Vision tells Macbeth that no one of woman born will kill him. Macbeth takes that to mean that no one will kill him, but what it really means is that someone who was removed from his mother’s womb early will kill Macbeth.
Third Vision tells Macbeth that he will see his end only when Birnam wood moves to Dunsinane Hill. Macbeth believes that that means that he will never fall from the throne or be killed. However, the witches have set Macbeth up to be confident in his own invincibility when really he is near his end.
Prophecies The witches’ prophecy that Macbeth will become king of Scotland sets off Macbeth’s murderous streak. The same prophecy named Banquo’s descendants as the successors to the throne, and this made Banquo an enemy in Macbeth’s eyes.

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