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Macbeth

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Transcript of Macbeth

Macbeth: Acts 1-3 By Nelson Liu Act 2: Murder, She wrote! Act 3: A Killer is Born! Macbeth Act 1: The Evolution of a Killer In this act, readers are introduced to a valiant
warrior called Macbeth who is about to get a
visit from three weird sisters. In this second act, readers get a sense of just how powerful Lady Macbeth's words can be. In the third act, Macbeth is getting used
to his new found role as tyrant, but he
still has to tie up some loose ends. Lady Macbeth would not stop pestering Macbeth about being king. Having Duncan so close to them makes it so easy. Macbeth enjoys the crown on his head, but there is one snag: the witches mentioned that Banquo's children will be king! This Macbeth will not tolerate. The solution is simple: kill Banquo and Fleance before anyone could be king after Macbeth! Scotland is at war with Norway, but the war is going well for the Scots since they have a valiant warrior called Macbeth who fought bravely in battle. King Duncan receives word that Macbeth has served Scotland well and decides to reward him. After the battle, Macbeth and his comrade in arms Banquo make their way to rendezvous with King Duncan. On their way,
they encounter a strange sight. HAIL to Macbeth! You will be Thane of Glamis! Hail again to Macbeth! You shall be Thane of Cawdor. Hail to Macbeth! King of Scotland!!!! Banquo and Fleance knocks and enters and is greeted by Macbeth's gatekeeper who believes he is the gatekeeper to hell, he also greets Macbeth when inside. Banquo and Macbeth talk about the prophecy the witches gave them and Macbeth promises Banquo power for obedience. Macbeth is torn between good and evil. On one hand he wants the feeling of satisfaction and awards given from defending the kingdom but on the other he wants more power. He sees a vision of a dagger pointing toward Duncan's chamber which is a symbol of the murderous path he is embarking on. Lady Macbeth drugs the servants with a little bit to much of alcohol and everything is prepared for the murder of Duncan. Macbeth kills Duncan and comes out with a bloody dagger, which Lady Macbeth quickly grabs from Macbeth to plant on the slumbering servants.
Macbeth appears to be in a daze because of his murderous deed. He keeps saying that he can not wash the blood off his hands and also mumble a prayer when it is needed. The next morning, MacDuff discovers Duncan's body and alarms everyone. To divert attention and scrutiny, Lady Macbeth faints. Malcolm and Donabain, fearing danger to themselves, decide to flee Scotland. With no heir to the throne, the nobles crowned Macbeth king.
The witches are right once again! Instead of doing the deed himself and getting psychological trauma from it, Macbeth learns his lesson and employs killers to do the deed. He hires two murderers to go to the inn where Banquo and his son are staying.Macbeth tells his servant to bring two murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance, both of whom were staying at an inn getting ready for Macbeth's banquet. Meanwhile, Macbeth goes to a banquet in his honour. All the noblemen are there except Banquo, for Macbeth knows why!. Shockingly, Macbeth sees Banquo sitting at the table! But it is not Banquo, just his wandering spirit there to haunt Macbeth for his murdering scheming. To make matter worse, Macbeth finds out that Fleance has escaped, so the witches' predictions might still come true. But there is more! Tune in next time for the conclusion of Macbeth in Acts 4-5 when readers find out how Macbeth deals with all his paranoia, his mistrust of his thanes, and his crazy wife who pushes him into this stressful situation. Does Macbeth visit the witches again? Would Malcolm avenge his father's dead? Does Scotland emerge unscathed from this usurping king? Stay tuned... MacBeth Witches. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web.http://students.cis.uab.edu/black790/Macbeth.html
MacBeth Witches. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Webhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/standard/english/macbeth/witches/revision/1/
Macbeth. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbeth,_King_of_Scotland
Banquo. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/101338/Macbeth-and-Banquo-encounter-the-Three-Witches-illustration-by-John
King Duncan. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan_I_of_Scotland
Lady Macbeth. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web http://thehatsareinthehouse.blogspot.ca/2012/05/8-persona-poem-lady-macbeth.html
Bloody Dagger. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web http://thewallmachine.com/xt7svn.html
Ghost. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web http://thewallmachine.com/xt7svn.html In the start of the play, the witches are brewing something that only the future will tell. Macbeth, although by the weird sisters' predictions, is very pleased to hear such positive news. Banquo, also curious about his future, asks the witches what his future will bring. A few minutes go by and Macbeth is awarded with the news that he is the new Thane Of Cawdor. One of the predictions were correct! Macbeth sends a letter home to Lady Macbeth telling her of the events that have occurred. The witches prophecies and what they should do and also how Duncan is staying with them for the night. Lady Macbeth produces evil plots and awaits his arrival. Work Cited
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