The tragedy of Macbeth

Act 1 Scene 1(Inciting force) Introduction if the witches Pathetic fallacy “thunder and lightning”1st mention of Macbeth without the audience seeing him – connects him with evil Last line echos Macbeth’s first line “fair is foul…”
Act 1 Scene 2 The king, malcom and captain giving Macbeth the thane of Cawdor title Now the audience knows that the witches 1st prophercy is true Ends with “noble Macbeth” DUALITY
Act 1 Scene 3(Tragic force)(Inciting force) (Intoduction of macbeth’s hamartia) Witches prophercies for Macbeth and Banquo Witches speach – double speak, equivocation, innuendo Macbeths first line “fair is foul” Baquos soliloquy! Sums up the play AO4!
Act 1 Scene 4(Hamartia) Macbeth given the title of Thane of cawdor “Stars hide your fire see not my dark and deep desires”
Act 1 Scene 5(Inciting force) Lady Macbeth A transgressive female! Her soliloquy “raven over my battlements crisis the fatal entraence of duncan” Macbeth passive Lady Macbeth active
Act 1 Scene 6 ONLY SCENE IN DAYLIGHT the king is presented as clueless and innocent
Act 1 Scene 7 PLOTTING THE MURDER!!!”If we should fail?””We fail” AO3 Macbeth is persuaded to commit the murder by lady Macbeth “false heart doth know “
Act 2 Scene 1(Climax/crisis) Contrast between Macbeth’s last line and Baquo who opens the act ✨ hide your fires “There is no husbandry in heaven for all the candles are out”The murder “is this a dagger I see before me?” “Duncan will go to heaven or to hell”
Act 2 Scene 2 Reactions to the murder from Macbeth and lady Macbeth DUALITY Lady Macbeth is still in control “A little water cleans us of this deed”
Act 2 Scene 3 Porter scene Reactions to the weather on the night if the murder
Act 2 Scene 4 Scene with the old man (AO3 usually cut) “Good of bad and friends of foes” double speak
Act 3 Scene 1 Begins with Banquo Soliloquy banquo knows what Macbeth has done Macbeth planning to kill Banquo AO4 hints at childlessness
Act 3 Scene 2 MACBETH LIES TO LADY MACBETH Change in the dynamic of their relationship
Act 3 Scene 3 BANQUO’S murder Fleance escapes
Act 3 Scene 4 The banquet Macbeths decline Lady Macbeth seems to be growing as a character Lady Macbeth questions macbeths masculinity
Act 3 Scene 5 Hecat This may have been altered after Shakespeare wrote it
Act 3 Scene 6 Lennox and Lord discussing the okay so far
Act 4 Scene 1 Macbeth goes to see the witches “Double double toil and trouble” Questions if the scene was written by Macbeth it is too jokey it appears to be a pastiche of the other parts of the playWhen Macbeth enters it seems to be back to Shakespeare’s writing The apparitions and the prophercies
Act 4 Scene 2 The murder of the Macduff family The child is killed on stage at the end
Act 4 Scene 3 Macduff finds out that his family has died
Act 5 Scene 1 “Out damned spot out I say” Lady Macbeth’s decent The doctor says that it is a malady of the mind She basically admits to the killing “Thane of fife had a wife” Last time we see lady Macbeth
Act 5 Scene 2 Setting the scene if the opposing army
Act 5 Scene 3 Macbeths side of the battle Macbeth is confident because “no man of woman born shall harm him” He says to the doctor that Lady Macbeth’s illness needs to be purged with water
Act 5 Scene 4 The other side are considering using Birnan wood to disguise themself as they approach the castle
Act 5 Scene 5 Lady Macbeth dies Off stage Macbeths sad soliloquy “A poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage “
Act 5 Scene 6 The steward comes to tell Macbeth that birnan wood is arriving on the castle
Act 5 Scene 7 Malcolm arriving to begin the battle
Act 5 Scene 8 Macbeth kills seywards son
Act 5 Scene 7 Seyward finding his son dead
Act 5 Scene 8 Confrontation between Macbeth and Macduff “My soul is too much charged with blood thine already” Macduff born of a csection ! Macduff can there for kill him
Act 5 Scene 9 The resolution But the last prophercy of the witches is yet to ‘ve completed because Banquos sons are not yet kings!
Act 2 Scene 1(The climax/crisis) “Is this a dagger I see before me?” THE MURDER “Duncan to heaven or to he’ll)

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