Shakespeare Destemido: Macbeth: Act 1 Price 3 | SparkNotes (2023)

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Thunder. type one threeUSED

nruhTed. to hearSCIWETHTer.


Where have you been, sister?


eerhW vaeh uyo neeb, estrsi?


kill pigs.


gips nKiigll.


Sister, where are you?


What's up, esirs?


The sailor's wife had chestnuts on her knees,

And it creaked and creaked and creaked. Give it to me,


Anoint yourself, witch! a rump-fed runner cries.

Their husbands went to Aleppo, Master Fr.Tigre;

But in a sieve I will swim there,

And like a mouse without a tail,

10I'll do it, I'll do it, I'll do it.


Isrsoal fiew hda hustsetcn in ehr alp adn mcdehnu awya at ehmt. Lady oen, dash. Stop the mim, chiwt! a cider atf naowm. eHr nudahbs tem ildase for poAelp as aretmy phsi aelldc ehtTigre. Ill también ehret in a hnktcie sriatern, trun feyslm itno a elssilta art, dna do snthgi do him


I will give you wind.


Vieg you museo want heatr.


You are lovely


Who's yours!


And I'm different.


nAd Ill giev uoy esmo erom.


I have all the others

15And the same doors that explode

All the neighborhoods they know

And a sailor's card.

I will dry as dry as hay.

The dream will not be night or day.

20Stick to your apartment deck.

You will live like a man, banish it.

Tired seven nights nine times nine

It will decrease, spike and pine.


Czytałem już vahe ltncoor de lal hte ohrte wisnd, ognla com theh optrs de ondey htey wlbo do que muito etniord na oasslir assmcop na cihhw yteh pode ir. Ill nirad eht ilfe otu z imh. Ontw acthc a nwki of else, teirhe at hgitn lub dnruig the ayd. Not small evli as surdec anm. rFo getiy-oen kwees in a little wstae aayw in a month.

though its shell is not lost,

25However, it will be tossed about by the storm.

Look what I got.

uAlogthh I ncat kame his hspi aspdriape, I nac llsit kmea his njyueor elseaimbr. Look, I'm a monkey here.


show-me show-me


sim, follame.


Here's my pilot's thumb

Depressed upon returning home, he returned.


reeH I aevh hte built from ltpio that saw redwdno during trigyn for rnture ehmo.

drum inside

Rudm usosdn soetagff.


30Drum, drum!

Macbeth vem.


Rmdu, mrud! cetMhba sha meco.


(they dance together in a circle)Strange sisters, come in


sea ​​and land posters,

So come around, around

35three times yours and three times mine

And three more times to make nine.

Living room! There are no more charms.


(igncnda eogethrt w cclire)We dry itersss, not in ahdn, itwsf eevstrlra vreo het sea and river, adenc droanu and nodaur eilk so. rheTe sitme for rosuy, and htree etims for nime, and ethre tsemi ainga to add to enin. gonheu! Or presumably it is dry.




I have never seen such an unpleasant and honest day.


(To doBANCO)Aevh vrene snee and that was too dogo days abd w msea people.


At what distance is Forres summoned? What is that

40So withered and so wild in your clothes

who do not resemble the inhabitants of the earth,

And yet you are in t?Vive you? or are you someone

Can this man question? you seem to understand me

Suddenly your uneven stacking finger

45On your thin lips. you should be a woman

And still your beards prevent me from interpreting

That's how you are.


What is it like to be at eFrros?(em ess hteUSED)¿Qué rae htees ecrresatu? yehreT so etwhreid-nglokoi en zycirla erdsdse. hTye notd kool ekli ehty gbleno on stih tpnlae, ubt Widzę tmhe tsnadign rehe on ahtEr.(untilUSED)Are you uyo ​​elvai? Can you walk oeqistnus? uYo emse to trdsndaune me ucesbea hace uyo ptu ash a oeugmres rnigfe to her nyksi spli. UoY color mi hijo, btu ruyo sedabr epke me orfm velineigb ttha you aellry ear.


Talk if you can: who are you?


PS if you can. ahWt kdin from Cuearster are you?


Happy birthday Macbeth! Hail Tanu Glamis!


llA ahil, cMhbtea! Hello Gmsil news!


50Happy birthday Macbeth! Save Thanu from Cawdor!


lAl ithla, tMBahce! iHal do oyu, ethan z dwaoCr!


Hail Macbeth, from now on you will be king!


Todo ihal, cMaetbh, tufreu nkgi!


Good lord, why do you start and look scared?

Things that sound so fair?(to doUSED)real name

Are you fantastic or really?

55What are you showing from the outside? my noble companion

You greet with present charm and great prophecy

Noble possession and royal hope,

He looks delighted. You are not talking with me.

If you can look at the seeds of time

60And tell me which seed will grow and which won't

So talk to me neither beg nor fear

Your favors or hate.


Mi erad chMeabt, ywh uoy olok tan rltdtaes adn adraif de eseht ince tinhgs teyrhe nisayag?(terUSED)Tell me loynhste, did you use nusloslia, did you pin ellars, what do you see? uYevo tegreed my enlob rfdeni hwti shnoro adn tlka feurut so uorliosg ahtt youev adme mhi sleehesspc. But it's not an easy answer for me. If you can see the future and what changes will occur, let me know. I nod to your srafov and do not support your ardhet.














Smaller than Macbeth and bigger.


oyu are lserse atnh maehbtc btu though tegaerr.


Not as happy, but much happier.


uoY is not as useful as ateMbhc, yte chum iehpapr.


You will have kings, although there are none.

Hello Macbeth and Banquo!


uYor nasdtsendec vai ser kisgn, vnee uothgh uyo lilw otn be oen. Więc lal lhia, cbMhtae dan aouqnB!


70Banquo and Macbeth, welcome!


aqBuon nda ehcbatM, lla alhi!


Stay, imperfect speakers, tell me more.

Because of Sinel's death, I know that I am Thane of Glamis.

But what about Cawdor? Long live the Cawdor tan,

A prosperous knight and be king

75It is not from the perspective of faith,

No more than being Cawdor. tell me where

To this strange intelligence you owe, or rather why

In this cursed desert you stopped us

With such a prophetic greeting. Speak, I charge you.


False! uYo Lyon tdol atrp me from htaw i want wkon. AySt does not let omer. I rydleaa not knowing I'm close to the goal Gsl eesbuca I rheeniitd thehistoipon nhew my fhetra, iSlne, died. Btu owh can you call me eht nhaet de waorCd? Aenth of orawCd to aevli, nad seh y ihrc to fplwrueo me. dnA r of me being the igkn is lepotymecl esposiblim, utsj like moispsible water or of me being rwoCad nathe. Tell me, how is it possible that you choose us with tesdolae cplae hiwt hsti cthrppieo nrigegte? paeSk and aomncdm oyu.

USEDto vanish



80The earth has bubbles like water

And that's theirs. Where did they disappear?


ehT treha sah sulbbe, jstu lkei hte wtera i ehste secrrutea mstu ahve oecm rmfo a blubbe in eth hetar. ee What hours do you want to go?


In the air and what seemed corporeal

Melted like breath in the wind. They stayed?


onIt thni ari. Tiehr beosdi ldmete school ebrhta in the field. Yo whis eyht hda esdyat!


Were the things we're talking about here?

85Or we eat a crazy root

Do you have a prisoner motive?


Again esthe nistgh rewe taikgln toaub layrle reeh? What are we in grdus?


Your children will be kings.


Yuor lehdcirn will ksgin.


you will be king


How will it work?


And the Baron of Cawdor too: is he not?


dnA oot owCdar agent. tsIn what two ehyt idsa?


With the same melody and words. Who's there?


satTh tleyaxc thwa htye sida. co tsih?


SSROADNdressesin between.


90The king happily agreed, Macbeth,

The message of your success and when it is read

Your personal companion in the fight against the rebels,

Your wonders and your glory fight each other

Which should be yours or his. With that muted,

95Watching the rest of the same day

I meet you in the strong ranks of the Norwegians,

Nothing but what you've done

Strange images of death. fat as a fairy tale

Can be shipped, and each has resisted

100Your glory in your kingdom great defense,

And he poured them out before him.


heT nigk shobaczył pypah do rhea z euro uscscse, tecbham. Wenerehv on ahers eht ytosr of rouy txseolpi in jego ightf agaitsn theh elelesbr, on ebecmso so aemdza it kmeas mih seepcsshle. In asw olsa doheskc for lnare htta not even yad oyu uhgtof eht slereb oyu oals tfoghu isgnaat eht rym of rwyoNa, and że ouy tneerw or sltae bit aidrfa of dahte, even as uyo dillke oerveeyn rodnua uoy. nseeegrMs etrfa rseesengm derldeiev nsew yuor yebvarr do gkni iwht sairpe rfo, którego nfddeed ihs outycnr.


we are sent

To thank our royal lord,

Just to nail you before your eyes

I didn't pay you.


hTe kgin stne gives us oyu its atknhs that grbni uoy to imh. Rlae dela adrwe wton cemo mfro de nosotros.


105and for a pledge of greater honor,

He told me to name him Thane of Cawdor:

Also, hail, more worthy than,

Because it's yours.


And to see him when eating awhts in ortes orf uoy, my people uyo het nehat z Cawodr. Więc lhai, hetna z awdCro! ahTt etilt esbolgn for you now.


What the hell can tell the truth?


(decomposition)Did he really live?


Thane Cawdor is alive. Why are you dressing me?

110In borrowed robes?


hTe te de Crdaow is a lilst eliav. Can you give me his iettl?


who was the dance is still alive

But under strong judgment take this life

What deserves to lose Was it agreed?

With the Norwegians, or they rode a rebel

With hidden help and advantage, or both

115He worked in the ruins of his country, I don't know;

But the betrayal of capital, confessed and proven,

Obalili e.


HeT me, who was the adCrow agent, is Illtsi Valei, but he was fourteen in Tdahe and ssreedev in Ied. I don't know if he ever fgtohu on his idse, or if he tercysl iedda the seelbr, or if he otfbrag with tbho or tu neesemi. TuB she earostn, cwihh ash be prevon, e hichw she ssofeedcn, mneas esh hiiedsfn.


(separate)Glamis para mandar Cawdoru embora!

The biggest one is behind.(To doROSSEUANGUS)Thank you for your pain.

(separateBANCO)You don't expect your children to be kings,

When those who gave me the Thane of Cawdor

Didn't he promise you less?


(do fsmeilh)His mouth is wdinaos Im he ntaeh z lGsiam nad heten z doawCr. ndA eht estb aptr do that is ehyt pedtcrdie for cmoe.(To doSOREUANGUS)nkTah uyo orf cosido.(apgkinse yes just ttah AUNQBO itp.)Aertn uyo ngennbiig to eohp oruy ieclrdnh lwil be iksng? rtefAlla, el sihtewc woh idsa I wsa thaen of oawCdr psimoder htme noitnhg lsse.


it is a house of trust

Maybe I'll fire you to the crown,

In addition to Cawdor's dance. But this is weird.

125and often to conquer us to our detriment,

The tools of darkness tell us the truth

Conquer us with honest nonsense to betray s

In the deepest consequence.

(To doROSSEUANGUS)Cousins, a word please.


If you say tutsr ahwt heyt you will be in yruo yaw to McGonbie Nigg like everyone else in overseer. tuB htis lohwe inght is ansegrt. eTh atgsne of ilev oetnf ellt nam part eth utrth in rdero to aedl us to oru nstcdtrueio. eyTh nrae our utrst por gnltile us eth thurt touba ltilte htnsgi, tub tehn ethy rbtaey us whne it lilw dmgeaa nas hte tmso.(To doS.R.S.O.EUANGUS)eGetnnlem, Id raz evah a odrw htwi ouy, leasp.

BANCO,ROSS, EUANGUSgo to the side

SRO,NSGUA, ADNQONBAUI move to one side.


(separate) Two truths were told,

Like happy prologues to a bloated act

tema imperial.(To doROSSEUANGUS)Thank you gentleman.

(separate)This supernatural request

It can't be sick, it can't be good. I fill

135Why did you give me the symbol of success,

Starting with the truth? I am the Baron of Cawdor.

If so, why am I succumbing to this suggestion?

Whose hideous image unties my hair

and make my sitting heart beat against my ribs,

140Against the use of nature? current fears

They are less than terrible notions.


(for movie)So rfa het weshic ahve ltto me tues gthsni hatt meca erut so essem ikel htis iwll meuaitlnc in my ibcongem nig.(To doS.R.S.O.TheyANGUS)what not, teenager.(to make emsfhli)hTsi rasrtapluuen netptamito sodtne look like drugs that can be abd ntgih but are not ogod teeihr. If it's a bad thing, I figured it was mroooinpt shouldn't it be eurt? Now I am the food of wCadro, jtsu kiel yhet dais I olwud be. uBt se ihts is a good ginth because ja ifdn ymsfel khniintg bouta nmurdeirg ignK dull, a hgutoht so rnoghiirfy htta asmke my arih ansdt on edn dan my aehrt updon eidsni my ceths? ehT egrdnas que uytllaca eeanrhtt me reeh em nwo grhftnie me sesl nhat the irbrloeh ishntg im ginminaig.

My thought, whose murder is but a fantasy,

So my only human condition is to tremble

This function is drowning in assumptions,

145And nothing is beyond what is not.

nvEe hhtguo sti ujst a tynasaf so arf, hte erme ouhtthg of inmgotitmc rmuder me keassh up so mcuh that I hlryd nkow owh am amyrn. My responsibility for cta is fdeitsl by my opinion nda iutsseacopnl that hte lyno hitsgn thta mtetra for mim aer sntihg hatt tndo ylarel teixs.


See how satisfied our partners are.


okoL i stebheahcM w daez.


(separate)If chance makes me king, then chance can crown me.

Without my movement.


(to make milsfeh)See etfa nsatw me for ingk, hpapres atfe illw tsuj emak it hnappe and onwt ahev to hitnanyg.


Meet new honors,

150Like our strange garments, don't cling to its shape

But with use.


(To doSROEUANGUS)htcbaeM is used to have its own ieltst. yreheT ielk enw lstoehc: eyth dton tif utnli uyo eabrk hetm in voer eimt.


(separate)whatever comes

Time and hour go through the hardest day.


(they are movies)Oen ayw or notrahe I'm going to ehapnp I'm going to pehanp.


Honorable Macbeth, we remain at your service.


Dios htaeMcb, rewe dryea wehn yoo are.


155Give me your favor My stupid brain has been tampered with

With forgotten things Dear Sirs, your pains

They are recorded where I go every day.

Sheet to read them. We go to the king.

(separateBANCO)Think about what happened and in the long run

160Considering this temporarily, let's talk

Our free hearts for each other.


I beg you oyur npdaro; i confirm Kind entgmelen, ja nowt eotfgr eth tlborue eyuov atken rof me hwerenve I nhkit first day. estL go to eth nkgi.(akgiespn tak atth nolyWHY?cna erah)kThni tobau htaw ehpapdne aydto, nda enhw vwee otbh ahd imte to reoniscd ghistn, elst latk.






Until then, that's enough.(To doROSSEUANGUS)Let's go friends.


LiUnt tnhe, eewv dias gheuon.(To doSROEUANGUS)Go away, my sinner.

are gone

hello it's full


What is the breakdown of Act 1 Scene 3 Macbeth? ›

In this scene, we meet Macbeth for the first time. The witches gather on the moor and cast a spell as Macbeth and Banquo arrive. The witches hail Macbeth first by his title Thane of Glamis, then as Thane of Cawdor and finally as king. They then prophesy that Banquo's children will become kings.

What is Macbeth's dilemma in Act 3? ›

Now that the first part of the witches' prophecy has come true, Macbeth feels that he must kill his friend Banquo and the young Fleance in order to prevent the second part from becoming realized.

Why is Act 3 of Macbeth so important? ›

In Act III of William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth, the main purpose of the action is to demonstrate what Macbeth is willing to do to maintain power, killing Banquo, and then to demonstrate how his guilt manifests itself through Macbeth's hallucinations of Banquo's ghost.

How many murders did Macbeth hire in Act 3? ›

To carry out the crime, Macbeth employs two men whom he has persuaded to regard Banquo as an enemy. Act 3, scene 2 Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth express their unhappiness.

What happens in act 1 Scene 3 summary? ›

Act 1, Scene 3

Lady Capulet wants to talk to her daughter, Juliet, about the possibility of marriage. They discuss the fact that Juliet still has two weeks left before her fourteenth birthday, but, as Lady Capulet points out, plenty of girls her age are mothers already.

What major events happened in act 3 Scene 1 of Macbeth? ›

Act 3 Scene 1

Lady Macbeth and Macbeth invite Banquo to a 'solemn supper' that evening. Banquo and his son Fleance are going out riding that afternoon, but Banquo promises to return in time for the banquet. Macbeth tells Banquo that he has heard that Malcolm and Donalbain are spreading terrible rumours.

Why is Macbeth upset in Act 3 Scene 1? ›

Macbeth recalls the time when the witches told them about the prophecy, that Banquo was jealous of him (because he will be King of Scotland as the prophecy said). However, Macbeth is then jealous of the prophecy for Banquo because the prophecy said that Banquo will be "fathering a line of kings".

What is Macbeth's tragic flaw in Act 3? ›

What is a flaw in Macbeth's character? Macbeth has the flaw of ambition. He wants to be king and follows through on his plans without considering the consequences for himself or the kingdom.

What is Macbeth upset about in Act 3? ›

Act 3, scene 2 Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth express their unhappiness. Macbeth speaks of his fear of Banquo especially. He refers to a dreadful deed that will happen that night but does not confide his plan for Banquo's murder to Lady Macbeth.

What is the main theme in act 3 Macbeth? ›

Macbeth wants to kill Banquo because he resents Banquo's honor and because the prophecy makes Banquo a threat. Also, Macbeth's guilt at murdering Duncan makes him want that murder to be "worthwhile." Macbeth's guilt about one crime pushes him to commit another.

What is the purpose of act 3? ›

Act 3 is all about the resolution of the story. This final act should show how the main character is able to succeed or become a better person. Everything that you've written in Act 1 and Act 2 leads up to this final act, so make sure you create a lot of interesting tension here as well as tying all the loose ends.

What is the irony in act 3 Scene 1 of Macbeth? ›

In his monologue in Act Three, Scene 1, Macbeth says it was because of the weird sisters' predictions that he murdered Banquo. What the audience knows: He does actually end up having someone murder Banquo, so the prediction has come true.

Who kills Macbeth? ›

His reign was for the most part peaceful, and he was known for his generosity to the Church. He made a pilgrimage to Rome in 1050, 'scattering money like seed'. Seven years later, on 15 August 1057, he was killed at the Battle of Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire by Duncan's eldest son, Malcolm Canmore.

Why does Macbeth hire 3 murderers? ›

 Macbeth hires murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance. He wants Banquo dead because he is suspicious that Macbeth killed Duncan to become king. Macbeth wants Fleance dead because he is Banquo's son and it is prophesized that Banquo's children will be king. What happens to Banquo and Fleance?

Does Macbeth feel guilty in Act 3? ›

Act 3, Scene 4

Guilt 6: Macbeth sees Banquo's ghost at the banquet table and it freaks him out. His guilty conscience is projecting visions of Banquo because he is responsible for the man's murder. Outbursts like these hint at his guilt and make the thanes suspicious of the new king.

Why is Act 1 Scene 3 important? ›

Shakespeare presents this passage as a soliloquy in order to convey Macbeth's true inner thoughts and motives. As this is Macbeth's first soliloquy, it emphasises the strong possibility of Macbeth heading down a dark journey as he cannot forget the Witches' predictions “(it) cannot be ill, cannot be good.

What is the inner conflict of Macbeth Act 1 Scene 3? ›

Macbeth feels that he's losing himself, and hopes that if fate says he'll become king, he won't have to act to make it happen. Macbeth is already thinking about killing Duncan, but the thought terrifies him: he's struggling against his ambition.

What is the theme of Act 3 Scene 1? ›

The sudden, fatal violence in the first scene of Act 3, as well as the buildup to the fighting, serves as a reminder that, for all its emphasis on love, beauty, and romance, Romeo and Juliet still takes place in a masculine world in which notions of honor, pride, and status are prone to erupt in a fury of conflict.

What are the main events in act 1 Scene 3? ›

Act 1 Scene 3

Lady Capulet is searching for her daughter who is getting ready for the ball. Together with the Nurse she tries to convince Juliet that Paris is a good match in marriage, praising him and saying 'Verona's summer hath not such a flower'.

What are the two tragedies in the first scene of act 3? ›

Act 3 Scene 1 contains the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt. Their deaths lead directly to Romeo's banishment, which sets in motion the events that lead to Romeo and Juliet's inevitable deaths.

Why does Macbeth fear Banquo in act 3 Scene 1? ›

Macbeth fears that Banquo will turn on him in order to establish his own children in the line of inheritance. For this reason, he murders Banquo and attempts to kill his family. Unfortunately, he fails to kill Banquo's children. At the end of the play, they inherit the crown, just as the witches foretold.

Who are the bloody cousins Macbeth mentions in act 3 Scene 1? ›

Macbeth also mentions that "our bloody cousins [Malcolm and Donalbain] are bestow'd / In England and in Ireland, not confessing / Their cruel parricide" (3.1.

What is the line 1 in act 3 Scene 1 of Macbeth? ›

Original Text Act 3 Scene 1

Given to the common enemy of man, To make them kings, the seed of Banquo kings! Rather than so, come fate into the list. And champion me to the utterance!

How is Macbeth paranoid in act 3? ›

Macbeth has seen the witches' prophecies come true, so he is paranoid about their prophecy that Banquo's offspring would be king. Macbeth believes that he must get Banquo and Fleance out of the way in order to remain king.

What is the most important event in this act 3? ›

Romeo angrily kills Juliet's cousin, Tybalt (Act 3 Scene 1)

As Romeo tries to break up the fight, Tybalt kills Mercutio and, enraged, Romeo then kills Tybalt. The Prince arrives and, on hearing the full story, banishes Romeo rather than have him executed.

What happens in act 3 of a story? ›

The third act features the resolution of the story and its subplots. The climax is the scene or sequence in which the main tensions of the story are brought to their most intense point and the dramatic question answered, leaving the protagonist and other characters with a new sense of who they really are.

What happened at the end of act 3? ›

John admits his adultery in an effort to condemn Abigail. In the end, the judge believes Abigail, Mary goes back to her, and John is condemned to prison with the others, but Reverend Hale now sees the absurdity of the court. He renounces it and refuses to participate further.

How is dramatic irony used in act 3 Scene 1? ›

The dramatic irony here (the double meaning that the audience recognizes but that the character — in this case Cassio — does not) is that Iago will keep Othello "busy" observing his wife and his courtly ex-lieutenant exchanging serious conversation.

What is the irony in act 3 Scene 1? ›

Dramatic irony: everyone on stage is confused about why Romeo has "love" for Tybalt because they don't know about Romeo and Juliet's marriage. Audience anticipates Tybalt's response. Insult- trying to get a reaction.

What are 3 examples of dramatic irony in Macbeth? ›

The situation surrounding Duncan's death, Lady Macbeth's guilt, and Macbeth's insanity are all examples of dramatic irony because we have witnessed Macbeth and Lady Macbeth plan out and commit the act of murder.

Did Lady Macbeth have a baby? ›

It's not a surprise that Macbeth and his wife have lost a child — she says “I have given suck, and know/How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me,” but there's no sign of their child anywhere in Shakespeare's play.

How did Macbeth died? ›

His reign was for the most part peaceful, and he was known for his generosity to the Church. He made a pilgrimage to Rome in 1050, 'scattering money like seed'. Seven years later, on 15 August 1057, he was killed at the Battle of Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire by Duncan's eldest son, Malcolm Canmore.

How many murders did Macbeth commit? ›

Macbeth is only directly responsible for four deaths, but has many more on his conscience.

What happens to Fleance? ›

What happens to Fleance in "Macbeth?" Macbeth sends three assassins to murder Fleance and his father, Banquo. While they succeed in killing Banquo, Fleance escapes. He is not seen in the rest of the play.

Why does Macbeth want Banquo dead? ›

1. Why does Macbeth want Banquo and Fleance dead? He knows they suspect him of foul play, and he is furious that he has done all of the work (so-to-speak) of becoming king, and Banquo's descendants will benefit from it.

What does Macbeth say to the murderers? ›

He also reminds the murderers of their reason for killing Banquo- that on some past occasion, Page 2 they were wronged by him. To justify his actions, Macbeth also says to them that he would kill Banquo himself, if he could do it without upsetting their mutual friends.

How did Macbeth change after killing Duncan? ›

Macbeth's attitude after Duncan's murder undergoes a significant change. Prior to the murder, Macbeth was hesitant and had doubts about the plan, but afterwards, he becomes consumed with guilt and paranoia. At first, Macbeth is shaken by what he has done and is unable to comprehend the gravity of his actions.

What did Macbeth say after killing Duncan? ›

Methought I heard a voice cry "Sleep no more! —After murdering King Duncan, Macbeth fears that he will never sleep again. —Hearing a knocking at his palace gate, Macbeth fears that he can never wash away the evidence of his guilt. Courage to make's love known?

What is the disease in Macbeth? ›

We suggest that Shakespeare's Macbeth [2] presents an earlier account of possible human prion disease. Macbeth's descent into madness often elicits psychological interpretations, but he experienced neurologic and cognitive deterioration as well.

How does Shakespeare present the witches in act 1 Scene 3? ›

It is Banquo who first describes the Witches. His words in Act 1, Scene 3 depict the Witches as stereotypical hags – 'withered' and 'wild', unearthly beings ('That look not like th' inhabitants o' th' Earth') with 'skinny lips', chapped ('choppy') fingers and beards (1.3. 40–46).

What is the foreshadowing in act 1 Scene 3 of Macbeth? ›

In Act 1, Scene 3, the witches tell Macbeth that he will be made Thane of Cawdor and then King of Scotland. Shakespeare uses this scene to tell the audience and Macbeth of things to come, but he also uses it as motivation for his character Macbeth.

What is the breakdown of act 4 Scene 3 Macbeth? ›

Act 4, Scene 3

Summary: Macduff meets up with Malcolm in England and the two make plans for how to overthrow Macbeth and take back their kingdom. Malcolm's a little suspicious of Macduff though, so he attempts to suss out whether the thane is loyal to Scotland, or just in it for himself.

What is the breakdown of act 5 Scene 3 Macbeth? ›

Act 5, scene 3 Reports are brought to Macbeth of the Scottish and English forces massed against him. He seeks assurance in the apparitions' promise of safety for himself. But he is anxious about Lady Macbeth's condition and impatient with her doctor's inability to cure her.

What conclusion is Macbeth in act 1 Scene 3? ›

Macbeth feels that committing regicide will be a “supernatural soliciting”. The word “supernatural” demonstrates that Macbeth acknowledges that such an act is “against the use of nature.” It suggests that if Macbeth kills Duncan, he will forever be trapped in the supernatural world for his dishonourable action.

What is Macbeth's reaction to the witches in act 1 Scene 3? ›

Macbeth is clearly ambitious, but he does not seem unassuming. He is confused about being called Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth is curious about the fate that the witches' prophesy for him (that he will be king) and even wonders if he will betray King Duncan to get the throne, which he later does.

What does act 1 Scene 3 reveal about Macbeth's thoughts and feelings? ›

Macbeth feels that he's losing himself, and hopes that if fate says he'll become king, he won't have to act to make it happen. Macbeth is already thinking about killing Duncan, but the thought terrifies him: he's struggling against his ambition.

How does Macbeth react to the prophecy in Act 1 Scene 3? ›

Macbeth, amazed that the witches' prophecy has come true, asks Banquo if he hopes his children will be kings. Banquo replies that devils often tell half-truths in order to “win us to our harm” (1.3.121). Macbeth ignores his companions and speaks to himself, ruminating upon the possibility that he might one day be king.

What is an example of foreshadowing in Act 3 Scene 1? ›

A clear example of this in Act 3 Scene 1 is seen when Benvolio alludes to a potential fight between the Capulets and Montagues. They believe that the hot weather will lead to their “blood stirring” which will lead to an argument that may not have been started otherwise. This clearly foreshadows a fight in the making.

What happens during Act 3 of Macbeth? ›

Act III: Brutality and betrayal

Banquo suspects Macbeth of treachery and Macbeth orders his murder and the murder of Banquo's son, Fleance. Although Banquo is killed, Fleance escapes. Banquo's ghost appears at Macbeth's banquet and terrorises Macbeth, whose behaviour indicates his guilt to fellow guests.

What is the dramatic irony in Act 4 Scene 3 of Macbeth? ›

Dramatic Irony - Malcolm states Macduff has not yet suffered personal loss at the hands of Macbeth. Neither of them knows that Macduff's entire family has just been murdered at Macbeth's order.

Why is Act 3 Scene 4 important in Macbeth? ›

The purpose of the scene in Act 3 Scene 4 is to celebrate the coronation of Macbeth with a banquet. It gives us an insight into his state of mind and present character, and the changes in the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Finally, we can look at the deteriorating evil that is vivid in Macbeth.

What is the breakdown in Act 3 Scene 2? ›

Act 3, scene 2 Juliet longs for Romeo to come to her. The Nurse arrives with the news that Romeo has killed Tybalt and has been banished. Juliet at first feels grief for the loss of her cousin Tybalt and verbally attacks Romeo, but then renounces these feelings and devotes herself to grief for Romeo's banishment.

What happens in Act 3 Scene 6 Macbeth? ›

Summary: Act 3: Scene 6

That night, somewhere in Scotland, Lennox walks with another lord, discussing what has happened to the kingdom. Banquo's murder has been officially blamed on Fleance, who has fled. Nevertheless, both men suspect Macbeth, whom they call a “tyrant,” in the murders of Duncan and Banquo.

What is the breakdown of Act 5 Scene 5 Macbeth? ›

Act 5, scene 5 Macbeth is confident that he can withstand any siege from Malcolm's forces. He is then told of Lady Macbeth's death and of the apparent movement of Birnam Wood toward Dunsinane Castle, where he waits. He desperately resolves to abandon the castle and give battle to Malcolm in the field.


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