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Macbeth Plot Structure (Timeline)

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Leonie Krieger

on 23 May 2013

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Macbeth Plot Structure and Timeline Act 1 Scene 2 Act 1 Scene 1 Witches appear in a storm. Literary Device: Imagery Lines 1-2, First Witch:
"When shall we three meet again?
In thunder lightning, or in rain?" Macbeth wins King Duncans respect Act 1 Scene 3 Legend = 3 hours = 1 hour 30 minutes = 1 hour Legend Continued: Red = Exposition Pink = Inciting Incedent Green = Rising Action Yellow = Climax Orange = Crisis Purple = Falling Action Light Blue = Denounment loser lol Dark Blue = Catastrophe Purpose: To identify the structural elements of Macbeth in chronological order 1. Exposition 2. Inciting Incident Macbeth wins King Duncan's respect. Literary Device: Soliloquies Literary Device: Simile Lines 14-15, Captain:
"And fortune, on his damnèd quarrel smiling,
Showed like a rebel's whore." Lines 8-9, Macbeth:
"(aside) If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me
Without my stir. There are 8 Structural Elements that are in Macbeth... Act 1 Scene 4 Macbeth named King of Cawdor; Malcom named heir to the thrown. Literary Device: Soliloquies Lines 50-55, Macbeth:
"(aside) The prince of Cumberland! That is a step
On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap,
For in my way it lies." Act 1 Scene 5 Lady Macbeth's reacts towards the news Literary Device: Soliloquies Lines 44-48, Lady Macbeth:
"Make thick my blood.
Stop up the access and passage to remorse, Act 1 Scene 6 Duncan comes over. Literary Device: Imagery Lines 1-3, Duncan:
"This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air
Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself
Unto our gentle senses." Act 1 Scene 7 Macbeth agreed to the murder. Lines 13-16, Macbeth:
"First, as I am his kinsman and his subject,
Strong bot against the deed; then, as his host,
Who should against his murderer shut the door,
Not bear the knife myself. Act 2 Scene 1 Banquo knows what's about to happen; Macbeth sees a floating dagger. Literary Device: Double Entrendres Lines 24-25, Macbeth:
"If you shall cleave to my consent, when 'tis,
It shall make honor for you." Act 2 Scene 2 3. Rising Action Act 2 Scene 3 Act 2 Scene 4 Act 3 Scene 1 Act 3 Scene 2 4. Climax 5. Crisis 6. Falling Action 7. Denoument 8. Catastrophe King Duncan Murdered. Literary Device: External Conflict Lines 51-55, Lady Macbeth:
"Infirm of purpose!
Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead
Are but as pictures. 'Tis the eye of childhood
That fears a painted devil. If he do bleed,
I'll gild the faces of the grooms withal,
For it must seem their guilt." Literary Device: Comic Relief Lines 1-2, Porter:
"Here's a knocking indeed! If a man were porter of hell-gate,
he should have old turning the key. Macbeth crowned king Plan to kill Banquo Macbeth discusses murder with his wife; leaves her out of the plan. King found dead Literary Device: Lines Act 3 Scene 3 Act 3 Scene 4 Act 3 Scene 5 Act 3 Scene 6 Act 4 Scene 1 Act 4 Scene 2 Act 4 Scene 3 Act 5 Scene 1 Act 5 Scene 2 Act 5 Scene 3 Act 5 Scene 4 Act 5 Scene 5 Act 5 Scene 6 Act 5 Scene 7 Act 5 Scene 8 Lines 1-3, Banquo:
"Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all
As the weird women promised, and I fear
Thou played'st most foully for 't." Lines 6-9, Lady Macbeth:
"Naught's had, all spent,
where our desire is got without content.
'Tis safer to be that which we destroy
Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy." Lines 18-19, Banquo:
"O treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!
Thou may'st revenge- O slave!"
Banquo dies. Exit Fleance. Lines 142-144, Macbeth:
"Come, we'll sleep. My strange and self-abuse
Is the initiate fear that wants hard use.
We are yet but young in deed." Lines 34-35, Hecate:
"Hark! I am called. My little spirit, see,
sits in a foggy cloud and stays for me." Lines 35-36, Lord:
"Free from our feasts and banquets bloody knives,
Do faithful homage and receive free honors." Lines Lines Lines Lines Lines Lines Lines Lines Lines Lines Lines Literary Device: Implication Literary Device: Verse Structure Banquo Murdered Literary Device: Implication Banquo's Ghost Literary Devices: Verse Structure Literary Devices: Verse Structure Hecate decides to ruin Macbeth Literary Devices: Implication Macduff helps in England The Three Apparitions Macduff's family murdered Literary Devices: Literary Devices: Malcolm test Macduff; Macduff seeks revenge Literary Devices: Lady Macbeth sleep walks Literary Devices: Scottish lords join England Literary Devices: Literary Devices: Literary Devices: Literary Devices: Literary Devices: Literary Devices: Literary Devices: Macbeth prepares for war. Malcolm moves Birnam Wood Lady Macbeth dies The war begins Macbeth kills Young Siward Macbeth Dies Literary Device: Soliloquies
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