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Transcript of Macbeth

Plot Summary

Lady Macbeth gets the guards drunk
She waits anxiously for Macbeth; in doubt, whether he had followed through with the deed
Takes place outside the castle
Took place at Macbeth's castle the night of King Duncan's murder
It was a dark and suspenseful night
Regretful atmosphere because Macbeth was so nervous he started hallucinating about King Duncan's death that he lost his sleep
2.2 Line 50:
"Sleep no more, Macbeth does murder sleep" This tells us that Macbeth is a guilty person.


Ambition and Greed

Ambition oversteps moral boundaries.

Stylistic Elements
amatic Irony:

The audience knows Duncan's fate but he is unaware of his murder.

Allows the audience to judge the act
Macbeth says,
" This is a sorry sight"
"I am afraid to think what I have done"
Appearance vs. Reality

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth pretend to be generous hosts but planned on killing King Duncan
Fate vs. Actions
The extent to which people
control their destinies and future
'Owl scream and the crickets cry'

are omens of death. (supernatural element)


primary confirmation to the audience of the murder
'My hands are of your color but. . . .wear a heart so white.'
This statement provides a more vivid image and helps the readers understand the mental state of Lady Macbeth.
Rising Action
'The fatal bellman'

is an immediate sign that foreshadows death and shows that Lady Macbeth seems to belittle the murder.
Macbeth enters with bloody hands
Lady Macbeth believes he is a fool for he is full of worry
But Macbeth heard two men wake from their slumber, one screamed "murder", but returned back to sleep after a prayer

2.2 Line 30:
"There’s one did laugh in ’s sleep, and one cried. “Murder!” That they did wake each other. I stood and heard them but they did say their prayers, and addressed them again to sleep."

and Shaambhavi

'Sorry sight'
describes Macbeth's guilt and regret.
'Glamis hath murdered sleep' and 'Macbeth hath murdered sleep'

This text proves that Macbeth is experiencing sleepless nights because he murdered King Duncan in his sleep.

Macbeth kept repeating

'Sleep no more'
expresses Macbeth's remorse and repentance.

This scene shows the other side of Macbeth; the bad side of him. It reveals uncertain emotions and personalities. In the beginning

he is a

and a

soldier. The fact that the 3 witches sabotaged his mind into believing he will be the King of Scotland. This let the

and led him into murdering King Duncan. Specifically in this scene Lady Macbeth mocked him into killing King Duncan.
The murder of Duncan shows the reaction and effect it has on Lady Macbeth. She is acting as if nothing happened and is carefree even though she knows King Duncan has been murdered. In scene 2 she says

"That which hath made them drunk hath made be bold."
This quote shows that she doesn't feel guilty and she is not worried about the consequences of her action.
This scene also shows that Macbeth is in

He is being questioned by his

and about the

he has committed. An example of him questioning his conscience is

" But wherefore Could not I pronounce 'Amen'?"
This shows that Macbeth is asking himself a question that is related to him being

Another quote of Macbeth quote is

" Methought I hard a voice cry ' Sleep no more'! "

This shows that Macbeth is feeling

and the result of that is that his conscience is making things up to make Macbeth feel


Macbeth is full of guilt
2.2 Line 42:
"But wherefore could could not I pronounce 'Amen'? I had most need of a blessing and 'Amen' stuck in my throat."
2.2 Line 47:
"'Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep' - the innocent sleep"
Macbeth still has the daggers in his hand
He is paralyzed in fear
Falling Action
Due to the frozen fear in Macbeth, Lady Macbeth takes the action to frame the guards; smearing blood on their hands and leaving the daggers by them.
Macbeth hears knocking and begins to panic, wondering if he had been caught in the act
Lady Macbeth returns, telling Macbeth to wash his hands from his guilt and the evidence, saying that everything will be fine
Lady Macbeth and Macbeth return to their chambers, put on their night gowns and pretend to go to sleep
Another quote is

"Why did you bring these daggers from the place? They must lie there. Go, carry them and and smear the sleepy grooms with blood."
This shows that she is only afraid of getting caught not guilty for her actions. Her character has changed significantly. She has become a


person who only care about getting to her goal. No matter how much bloodshed there is.
King Duncan has a lot of importance in this scene but you can't tell what his feelings/emotions are.
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