Macbeth Scene Summary

Act 1, Scene 1 Witches set scene
Act 1, Scene 2 Duncan, Malcolm and others praise Macbeth’s violent ways
Act 1, Scene 3 Macbeth and Banquo met witches and learn of their fate. Macbeth learns he is Thane of Cawdor
Act 1, Scene 4 Duncan, Macbeth and Banquo talk, Duncan doesn’t like Macbeth, but he likes Banquo
Act 1, Scene 5 Lady Macbeth sums up plot. Macbeth returns home and they plan to kill Duncan
Act 1, Scene 6 Duncan arrives at Macbeth’s castle
Act 1, Scene 7 Macbeth thinks about if killing Duncan is worth it, Lady Macbeth pressures him into it by emasculating him
Act 2, Scene 1 Macbeth has Dagger soliloquy
Act 2, Scene 2 Duncan is dead, Macbeth feels guilty, cannot wash the blood away
Act 2, Scene 3 Starts with Porter, everyone finds out Duncan is dead, Malcolm and Donalbain plan to run away
Act 2, Scene 4 Great chain of being is reversed, Macduff thinks Malcolm and Donalbain killed Duncan
Act 3, Scene 1 Macbeth finds out when and where Banquo is going, has soliloquy about how Banquo would be a better king, Macbeth talks to murderers
Act 3, Scene 2 Lady Macbeth and Macbeth talk about how tortured they feel after killing Duncan
Act 3, Scene 3 Banquo is killed, Fleance flees
Act 3, Scene 4 Banquet scene, Macbeth seen as crazy
Act 3, Scene 5 Irrelevant, not written by Shakespeare
Act 3, Scene 6 Lennox and Lord talk about forces of good vs forces of evil
Act 4, Scene 1 3 apparitions: -1. Beware Macduff “I figured”2. None woman born shall harm Macbeth “no need to worry, but I’ll kill Macduff 3. Macbeth won’t be vanquished until Birnam Wood is at Dunsinane “that won’t happen”
Act 4, Scene 2 Macduff family is killed
Act 4, Scene 3 Set in England, Malcolm tries to see what Macduff is doing. They learn of the rebellion and Macduff’s family is dead (Elizabeth Kubler-Ross).
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 1.Denial2. Anger3. Guilt/Bargaining4. Depression5. Acceptance
Act 5, Scene 1 Sleepwalking scene, last scene with Lady Macbeth
Act 5, Scene 2 Plot mover, Malcolm army is going for Macbeth
Act 5, Scene 3 Macbeth prepares for war
Act 5, Scene 4 Malcolm army puts branches on
Act 5, Scene 5 Life is meaningless soliloquy
Act 5, Scene 6 Plot mover, Malcolm army right on Macbeth
Act 5, Scene 7 Macbeth kills Young Siward
Act 5, Scene 8 Luke vs. Darth Vader scene, Macbeth dies Malcolm is king