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Transcript of Macbeth Timeline
THANE OF CAWDORE- the original Thane was a traitor The witches meet Macbeth and Banquo The witches greet Macbeth as the Thane of Glamis, The Thane of Cawdore, and King hereafter The witches predict Banquo's sons (heirs) will become kings Duncan names his son, Malcolm, the Prince of Cumberland (aka heir to the throne) Macbeth recognizes Malcolm is a problem if he is to become king The scene ends with all heading to Macbeth's home Act One: Part Two Lady Macbeth reads the letter from Macbeth, and
calls upon evil spirits to make her cruel. Lady Macbeth suggests murdering Duncan. Duncan and Banquo arrive at the castle. Lady Macbeth acts like the perfect host. Macbeth decides he does not want to murder Duncan. Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth to go
ahead with the murder. They decide together to muder Duncan
and blame the guards. Act Two: Part One Fleance and Banquo keep watch at night. Macbeth imagines a dagger before him. Macbeth murders Duncan. Lady Macbeth frames the guards
by placing the bloody daggers next
to them. The surrounding nature acts oddly. Macduff announces murder of Duncan. Macbeth kills the guards. Malcolm flees to England.
Donalbain flees to Ireland. Act Two: Act Three Nature is acting out of order. Macbeth announced king. Banquo suspicious of Macbeth. Malcolm and Donalbain suspected of murder
because they left Scotland. Macbeth fears Banquo because his children are
predicted to become king, and he knows of the
witches. Macbeth hires murderers to secure
his position. Macbeth hides his plans to murder Banquo
from Lady Macbeth. Murderers kill Banquo and his son Fleance
escapes. Act Three: Macbeth discovers Banquo has successfully been
murdered but Fleance escaped. Macbeth is worried that Fleance is still alive. Macbeth sees the ghost of
Banquo at the dinner party. Lady Macbeth tries to cover up
Macbeth's insanity. Macbeth has difficulty sleeping. Lennox discusses events. Did
Malcolm and Donalbain really kill
their father? Macduff leaves to find Malcolm in England.
He believes Scotland is suffering under
Macbeth's reign. Act Four: Macbeth seeks out the witches. The Witches create apparitions. 1) An armed head:Beware of Macduff 2) A bloody child: none of
woman born shall harm Macbeth 3) Child crowned with a tree in hand: Macbeth will never vanquish until Great Birname wood moves to Dunsinane. The witches show a line of 8 kings with Banquo following behind. Lennox tells Macbeth that Macduff has fled
to England. Macbeth plans to attack Macduff's castle. Macbeth has Macduff's family
murdered. Act Four Part Two: Macduff and Malcolm, in England, discuss Macbeth. Macbeth is seen as a tyrant. Scotland is suffering.
It is "bleeding." Malcolm fears himself
in power. Macduff reminds Malcolm that
he comes from royal blood. Malcolm recognizes it is his duty
and birth right to become king. The English king is said to cure men. Ross reports that Macduff's
wife and children have been slain. Malcolm suggests taking their grief
and converting it to anger which
can be used against Macbeth. Act Five: Part One A doctor and gentlewoman observe Lady Macbeth as she
sleep walks. Lady Macbeth tries to wash out an
imagined spots of blood from her
hands. This ritual is a sign of her guilt. The English army, under Malcolm, are headed to Scotland. Macbeth does not fear the army
because of the witches' predictions. Malcolm orders every soldier to hide themselves
in branches from the woods. Lady Macbeth dies by committing suicide. As they march it looks as though Birname Wood moves towards Dunsinane. Act Five: Part Two The armies begin to fight. Macbeth avoids Macduff, because of the
predictions. Macduff was born from a cesarean section and therefore is not of woman born. Macduff kills Macbeth.
Malcolm becomes king.