Macbeth - Brave Scottish Solider Lady Macbeth - Macbeth’s wife King Duncan -King of Scotland Malcolm -King Duncan’s older son Donalbain -King Duncan’s other son Banquo - Friend of Macbeth Fleance - Banquo’s son Macduff -Another Scottish thane Lady Macduff- Macduff’s wife
The play started on a very rainy day, where there was no sun or moon, and nobody knew whether it was day or night Three witches appeared and started to discuss when their next meeting would be They decided to meet when Macbeth came back from the battle
There was a war between Scottish & Norwegians Macbeth and Banquo were the leaders of their country’s victory
When Macbeth & Banquo returned from the battle, they encountered three witches They were surprised at the sight of the witches saying; Macbeth; “so foul and fair a day I have not seen” Banquo: “what are these, so withered and so wild in their attire, are you creatures of this would or some other? Macbeth; “Are you living or dead? Speak!”
The witches gave Macbeth & Banquo three prophesies, they were as follows:1) Macbeth will be thane of Cawdor2) Macbeth will be king3) Banquo’s sons will be kings
At first, Macbeth didn’t believe them, so he asked them to explain to him what they meant. He said “By sinel’s death I know I am Thane of Glamis; But how of Cawdor? The Thane of Cawdor lives, a prosperous gentleman; and to be king, Stand not within the prospect of belief, No more than to be Cawdor. Say from whence, you owe this strange intelligence? Or why, upon this blasted heath you stop our way, with such prophetic greating? Speals I charge you” (act.1- 71-77). The witches then vanished
After the witches vanished, a messenger come from the king and informed Macbeth that he was now the Thane of Cawdor This surprised Macbeth, and he started to think that the if one of the witches prophesies became true, then so might the others, and he might become King
Lady Macbeth got a letter from her husband telling her about the witches and their prophesies. She got very excited and began picturing her soon to be kingdom. She knew her husband was weak, so she began planning how they were going to overthrow the king. When Macbeth arrived from battle, she told him all he had to do was to be capable of committing the deed, and they would have the throne.
After the battle King Duncan told Macbeth that he will be visiting Macbeth at his castle. He also announced that his son Malcolm will be the king after him. Lady Macbeth prepared her self. She welcomed the guests and provided a special dinner and entertainment for the King
When everyone had gone to bed, Macbeth was walking alone and thinking about how he could murder his king. Lady Macbeth followed him and said “Are you afraid to let your actions be as bold as your desires?” Macbeth eventually killed the king, but he felt very guilty. He said, "sleep no more! Macbeth doth murder sleep.” Act.2.2-37.
After King Duncan’s death, strange things happened in the castle. Macbeth murdered the guards & he began preparing for his rule of the kingdom. Banquo suspected Macbeth, because he didn’t forget what the witches said. King Duncan’s sons got scared and decided to flee for their lives.
Macbeth set up a plan for the murder of Banquo and Fleance. He told the murders; “it is concluded. Banquo thy soul’s flight, if it find it out tonight” Banquo suspected what was happening, so he made a plan himself. He took his son for a walk and they prepared to escape just in case.
Unfortunately, the murders managed to catch and kill Banquo, but luckily his son Fleance managed to run away. When Macbeth thinks about his friend Banquo’s death he feels happy. He says; "I had else been perfect. Banquo’s ghost appears at diner time, and Macbeth begins to think he is going crazy
Lady Macbeth is worried , she is no longer interested in being queen. Macbeth looses control, and Lady Macbeth tries to settle him down. Macbeth then goes back to see the witches for more specific information about their prophesies