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Macbeth Plot Summary Acts 1-5

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Macbeth Plot Summary Act 1-5
By:Jack Fry
Thunder and lightining
Three witches appear out of the storm
They make plans to meet again upon the heath, after the battle, to meet Macbeth
Act 1, Scene 1
King Duncan finds out that Malcolm got out of captivity and Macbeth and Macduff fought with great courage
Duncan decrees that Macbeth becomes Thane of Cawdor after last thane was traitor
Ross leaves to send news to Macbeth
Act 1, Scene 2
Three witches appear
Macduff asks if they are from this earth
Witches hail to him as thane of Glamis and thane of Cawdor
Witches tell Macduff that he will never sit upon throne but his children will
Macbeth is stunned that the witches prophecy was correct
Act 1, Scene 3
At King Duncan's Palace
Old thane of Cawdor died nobly and repented for his crimes
King Duncan thanks Macbeth and Macduff for heroism on the battlefield
Duncan announces that Malcolm will be taking the throne
Macbeth now know that Malcolm stands between him and the throne
Act 1, Scene 4
Act 1, Scene 5
Lady Macbeth receives a letter from Macbeth
Letter tells Lady Macbeth about Macbeths encounter with the three witches
He tells her about what they said about his future thaneship
Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth to do whatever it takes to seize the crown
Act 1, Scene 6
King Duncan and the Scottish lords arrive to Macbeths castle
Lady Macbeth greets them and takes them inside to Macbeth
Act 1, Scene 7
Macbeth thinks about why he should and why he shouldn't kill the king
Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that he won't kill the king
Lady Macbeth calls him no man and a coward
Act 2, Scene 1
Banquo and Fleance walk in Macbeths castle
Macbeth stays up thinking about murder
Lady Macbeth didn't kill King Duncan because he reminded her of her father
Act 2, Scene 2
Macbeth kills King Duncan
Macbeth forgets to leave the daggers, so Lady Macbeth goes back places the daggers by the servants
Act 2, Scene 3
They find King Duncan dead in his room
Macbeth kills servents out of rage because he thought they killed the king
Act 2, Scene 4
Macbeth finds out that he will become thane Cawdor
Malcolm and Donalbain flee from the country
They now think that Malcolm and Donalbain had something to do with their fathers death
Act 3, Scene 1
Banquo thinks about witches prophecies
Macbeth thinks that Malcolm and Donalbain are plotting against him
Hitmen show up
Macbeth tell hitmen to kill Banquo and Fleance
Act 3, Scene 2
Lady Macbeth starts to feel guilty
Macbeths mind is "full of scorpions"
They feel that they still feel threatened
Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that he has plans for Banquo
Act 3, Scene 3
The hitmen attack Banquo and Fleance
They only get Banquo and Fleance gets away
Act 3, Scene 4
The feast
Hitman tells Macbeth that he killed Banquo but Fleance escaped
Macbeth is mad
Banquos ghost is sitting in Macbeths seat
Lady Macbeth tells everyone that he has crazy visions
Lady Macbeth asks Macbeth what is going on
"Blood will have blood"
Macbeth says he will go see the witches
Act 3, Scene 5
Hecate is no pleased with the three witches
Hecate tells the three witches to keep on doing what they are doing, but she is in charge from now on
Act 3, Scene 6
Banquos murder is put on Fleance
Macduff is asking England to help kill Macbeth
Act 4, Scene 1
Summoning Hecate
“eye of newt and toe of frog, / Wool of bat and tongue of dog” (4.1.14–15)
None of women born shall harm harm Macbeth
Safe until Birnam Wood moves into Dunsinane Hill
Banquos ghost shows up again
Macbeth tells hitmen to kill Macduffs family
Act 4, Scene 2
Macduffs castle
Hitmen show up to Macduffs castle
Hitmen stab son first and then proceed to kill the rest of Macduffs family
Act 4, Scene 3
Outside King Edwards Palace
Malcolm tests Macduff
"O Scotland Os Scotland"
Macduff finds out about his family from Ross
Act 5, Scene 1
At the kings palace in Dunsinane
Doctor and gentlewomen discuss Lady Macbeths sleepwalking
Lady Macbeth enters trance with candle
She sees blood on her hands and claims that nothing will be able to get it off
Act 5, Scene 2
The English Army, lead by Malcolm, will meet the Scottish Army near Birnum Wood
Macbeth is preparing his army in mad rage
Act 5, Scene 3
Macbeth brags about how he has nothing to worry about since every is born of women and because the Birnum Forrest cannot move
Ten thousand Englishmen approach Macbeths castle
Macbeth tells doctor to cure Lady Macbeth
Act 5, Scene 4
Country near Birnum Woods
Malcolm talks to Siward about Macbeths plan to defend the castle
Decided that each soldier take a bough of the forest and carry in front of them toward the castle
Act 5, Scene 5
Lady Macbeth kills herself
Messenger tells Macbeth that the trees of Birnum Woods are coming to the castle
Macbeth declares that he is tired of the sun and will die fighting
Act 5, Scene 6
Outside the castle
The battle commences
Malcolm orders the English Army to drop their boughs and draw their swords
Act 5, Scene 7
On the battlefield
Attacking everyone with rage knowing that no man born of women can kill him
Macbeth slays Lord Siwards son
Act 5, Scene 8
Macduff emerges and looks for Macbeth
He dives into the battle
Act 5, Scene 9
Malcolm and Lord Siward enter the castle
Act 5, Scene 10
Macbeth encounters Macduff
They fight and Macbeth insists that he is unstoppable because of the witches prophecy
Macduff tells Macbeth that he was born from his mothers womb
Macbeth fears but doesn't go down without a fight
Act 5, Scene 11
Malcolm and Siward walk together in the castle
Ross tells Siward that his son is dead
Macduff emerges with Macbeths head and proclaims Malcolm King of Scotland
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