scene one, act one summary
characters. The three witches
location. A desert place
Time. Before the end of the battle
Events. The witches plan to meet with Macbeth on the hearth after the war has ended.
Quote. “When shall we three meet again, in thunder, lightning or rain?
Scene two, Act one summary
Characters: King duncan, Malcolm, donalbain, lennox, sergeant, rosse, angus
Location: a camp near forres
Time: during the battle
Events: the king is greeted by an injured soldier who informs him of the battle. rosse enters and tells him about the out come and how it was won. along with who was involved.
Quote: ” What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won.”
scene four, act one summary
characters: Duncan, Malcolm, Donalbain, Lenox, Macbeth, Banquo, Rosse, Angus
location: Kings palace
Events: Duncan is notified of the traitors’ death and congratulates Macbeth and Banquo om their efforts and appoints his son Malcolm as the new King
Quote: “That is a step on which I must fall down, or else o’erleap for in my way it lies.”
scene one, Act five summary
characters: lady macbeth, Macbeth, Messenger
location: Macbeth’s castle
Events: Lady Macbeth receives a letter from macbeth explaining the witches and his eagerness to be king, Lady macbeth fears a lack of evilness and plans to kill the ming herself when he arrives. macbeth seems not to sure about the idea of killing his friend.
Quote: ” we will speak further”
Act One, Scene Six, Seven Summary
Characters: Duncan, Malcolm, Donalbain, Banquo, Lennox, Macduff. Ross, Angus
Location: Macbeths Castle
Events: Duncan Arrives for dinner at Macbeths, Macbeth is out in the kitchen contemplaiting the murder of his friend and king. Lady Macbeth convinces him to continue with the plan and then explains it to macbeth. he then joins them for dinner. Duncan knows something is up
Act two, Scene One Summary
Characters: Macbeth, Banquo, Fleance
Events: macbeth decides he is going to kill the king at midnight lying to his friends. he talks to an imaginary dagger and questions his sanity
Quote: “is this a dagger i see before me”
Act two, Scene Two
Characters: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth
Location: Macbeths Castle
Time: After midnight
Events: Macbeth kills duncan and returns to Lady Macbeth. She returns the daggers to the gaurds and frames them, Macbeth feels high guilt while Lady Macbeth brushes it off as if nothing happened. there is a knock at the door and it is time for them to pretend to be inocent.
Quote: “Will Great neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? no, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making green the red.”
Act Two, Scene Three
Characters: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Malcolm, Porter, Macduff, Lennox, Banquo, donalbain, Ross
Location: Macbeths Castle
Time: Morning after Duncans death
Events: Porter opens the door to Lennox and Macduff, who are there to check on the king. Macbeth joins them and leads Macduff to Duncan. he discovers he is killed and macbeth has killed the guards out of anger. the guests hear the news and Donalbain and Malcolm leave due to the threat that they might be blamed for the murder. people don’t believe it was the guards.
Quote: “The Lord’s anointed temple, and stole thence
The life o’ the building!”
Act Two, Scene Four
Characters: Macduff, Old Man, Ross
Time: 2 days after murder
Location: outside Macbeths Castle
Events: They talk about the messed up order of nature and choose who will go to Macbeths king making thing and Duncans Buirial.
Quote”Then ’tis most like
The sovereignty will fall upon Macbeth.”0
Act Three, Scene Two.
Characters: Lady Macbeth, Servant, Macbeth
Location: The Palace
Events: Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are talking about the killing of Duncan and that they will need to eliminate Banquoe and fleance. Macbeth is trying his hardest to hide the truth and is struggling with the guilt. Lady Macbeth is deflated because she doesn’t think it was worth loosing all that she had. They talk about how there is still a risk and grave danger although Duncan is in his grave.
Quote: “We have scotch’d the snake, not kill’d it”
Scene Five, Act Three
Characters: First Witch, Hecate
Location: A heath
Events: with one is greeted by an angry hecate. Hecate is complaining about being left out of Macbeth trick and announces that they will meet him again
Scene Six: Act Three
Characters: Lennox, Lord
Events: Lennox and Lord discuss the people traveling to England and prepare for war against them.
Scene One, Act Four
(First Apparition: an armed Head)
(Second Apparition: A bloody Child)
(Third Apparition: a Child crowned, with a tree in his hand)
Characters: Macbeth, Apparitions, Witches, Hecate, Lennox
Events: Macbeth meets up with the witches seeking answers. he meets Hecate and three apperitions answer his queries. he is shown that banquos children and their children will be kings to come. he is told no mortal can kill him but macduff is still a threat. lennox arrives and tells macbeth Macduff has fled to England. Macduff begins to question his sanity about seeing the witches
Quote: “Be lion-mettled, proud; and take no care
Who chafes, who frets, or where conspires are:
Macbeth shall never vanquished be until
Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill
Shall come against him.”
Scene Two. Act Four
Characters. Lady Macduff, Son, Murderer, Messenger. Ross
Events. Ross informs Lady Macduff and her son that Macduff has abandoned them and fled to England. Lady Macduff tells her son that Macduff has died and her son is not worried. A messenger arrives to inform lady macduff of her danger moments before a murderer arrives and says that macduff is a traitor and kills her son. she runs away.
Quote. “What had he done, to make him fly the land?”
Scene Three Act Four
Characters: Malcolm, Macduff, Ross, Doctor
Location: England, Before the kings castle
Events: Macduff and Malcolm are in England and macduff learns of his families death. they decide to use the English army to throw Macbeth off. also they argue a little bit and talk about what is happening in Scotland.
Quote: “Be called our mother, but our grave” – referring to the country”
Scene One, Act 5
Characters: Lady Macbeth, Doctor, Women Person
Events. Doctor is called because lady Macbeth be tripping. Sleep Walking
Scene two, Act Five
Characters: MENTEITH, CAITHNESS, ANGUS, LENNOX, and Soldiers
Location: Country near dunisnane
Events: The lads got togeather to chat about where Donalbaine is. they are preparing for battle
Quote: “Now does he feel
His secret murders sticking on his hands;
Now minutely revolts upbraid his faith-breach”
Scene Three. Act Five
Characters: Seyton, Macbeth, Doctor, Servent
Location: A room in the castle, Dunsinane
Events: Macbeth is Taking his anger about the thousands of men waiting to take is kindom out on his servants. He demands the imposible from the doctor wanting a medical cure for what is going to happen. Seyton is told to gather more information about army. Macbeth is Stubborn and beleives that this army cannot kill him untill the forest has moved.
Quote: Bring it after me.
I will not be afraid of death and bane,
Till Birnam forest come to Dunsinane.
Scene Four, Act Five
Characters, Malcolm, Siward, Mentieth
Location: Country near Birnam wood.
Events: Malcom And Co rally up the soldiers ready for war against Macbeth
Quote:But certain issue strokes must arbitrate:
Towards which advance the war.
Scene Five, Act Five
Characters: Macbeth, Seyton, Messenger, Soldiers
Location: In the castle
Time: Before war
Events. Macbeth is getting his troops ready for war when a messenger informs Macbeth of Lady Macbeths death. at first he is in denial but when it is explained she killed herself he beleived the messenger.
Quote: I have almost forgot the taste of fears;
The time has been, my senses would have cool’d
Act Five, Scene Six
Characters: siward, Macduff, Malcolm
Location: Before the Castle
Events: The three meet to discuss to kill the tyrant macbeth
quote: Make all our trumpets speak; give them all breath,
Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death.
Act Five, Scene Seven
Characters: Malcolm, Macduff, Macbeth, Young siward, Siward
Location: Part of the battle field
Events: Macduff, Malcolm, Siward, young Siward and Macbeth are on the battle feild. Macbeth slays Young siward, Macduff screams at macbeth to show himself.
Quote: Thou wast born of woman
But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn,
Brandish’d by man that’s of a woman born.
Act Five, Scene Eight
Characters: Macbeth, Macduff, Malcom, Siward, Ross
Location: another part of the field
Events: Macduff and Macbeth duke it out on a field. Macbeth claims he is unkillable but macduff says that there is a loop hole. Macduff kills Macbeth. Siward Malcolm and Ross enter and talk about young siwards noble death. macduff re enters with Macbeth’s head and Malcolm is named rightful king.
Quote: We shall not spend a large expense of time
Before we reckon with your several loves,
And make us even with you. My thanes and kinsmen,
Henceforth be earls, the first that ever Scotland
In such an honour named. What’s more to do,
Which would be planted newly with the time,
As calling home our exiled friends abroad
That fled the snares of watchful tyranny;
Producing forth the cruel ministers
Of this dead butcher and his fiend-like queen,
Who, as ’tis thought, by self and violent hands
Took off her life; this, and what needful else
That calls upon us, by the grace of Grace,
We will perform in measure, time and place:
So, thanks to all at once and to each one,
Whom we invite to see us crown’d at Scone.