Macbeth acts 1-3

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Macbeth acts 1-3

  1. 1. Macbeth Acts 1-3Macbeth Acts 1-3 Theo Duff-GrantTheo Duff-Grant English 11English 11
  2. 2. The Three WitchesThe Three Witches  Three witches meetThree witches meet on a beach andon a beach and mention to each othermention to each other that their nextthat their next meeting will be withmeeting will be with Macbeth.Macbeth.
  3. 3. Macbeth is VictoriousMacbeth is Victorious  In a castle, Duncan the King of Scotland isIn a castle, Duncan the King of Scotland is informed that Macbeth the Thane of Glamis andinformed that Macbeth the Thane of Glamis and his friend Banquo have defeated the forces fromhis friend Banquo have defeated the forces from Ireland and Norway which were led by theIreland and Norway which were led by the Thane of Cawdor.Thane of Cawdor.
  4. 4. Hail Macbeth!Hail Macbeth!  On their way back, Macbeth and Banquo meetOn their way back, Macbeth and Banquo meet the three witches who hail Macbeth as Thane ofthe three witches who hail Macbeth as Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and as the futureGlamis, Thane of Cawdor, and as the future King. When Banquo asks about his future theyKing. When Banquo asks about his future they tell him that while he himself will not become atell him that while he himself will not become a King, he will father a long line of Kings. TheKing, he will father a long line of Kings. The witches then vanish and another Thane Rosswitches then vanish and another Thane Ross comes and tells Macbeth that he shall becomecomes and tells Macbeth that he shall become the new Thane of Cawdor as the old one is athe new Thane of Cawdor as the old one is a traitor and shall be put to death. After seeing thetraitor and shall be put to death. After seeing the witches’ first prediction come true, Macbethwitches’ first prediction come true, Macbeth begins to think of his ambitions to become King.begins to think of his ambitions to become King.
  5. 5. King DuncanKing Duncan  King Duncan praises Macbeth andKing Duncan praises Macbeth and Banquo for their bravery and says that heBanquo for their bravery and says that he will spend the night at Macbeth’s castle towill spend the night at Macbeth’s castle to celebrate. Soon after he names his soncelebrate. Soon after he names his son Malcolm as his heir.Malcolm as his heir.
  6. 6. Lady MacbethLady Macbeth  Macbeth’s wife LadyMacbeth’s wife Lady Macbeth receives a letterMacbeth receives a letter from him telling her of thefrom him telling her of the witches’ prediction andwitches’ prediction and his new title. She wisheshis new title. She wishes for him to kill Duncan sofor him to kill Duncan so that Macbeth will becomethat Macbeth will become King and when MacbethKing and when Macbeth arrives she persuadesarrives she persuades him to kill the King thathim to kill the King that very night.very night.
  7. 7. The PlanThe Plan  Macbeth and his wife plan to kill the King in his sleep andMacbeth and his wife plan to kill the King in his sleep and to drug his two chamberlains unconscious and thento drug his two chamberlains unconscious and then frame them for the murder. That night Macbeth killsframe them for the murder. That night Macbeth kills Duncan but is very shaken by it and hallucinates, seeingDuncan but is very shaken by it and hallucinates, seeing a dagger hanging in the air.a dagger hanging in the air.
  8. 8. King MacbethKing Macbeth  Lady Macbeth finishes whatLady Macbeth finishes what Macbeth couldn’t and framesMacbeth couldn’t and frames the two chamberlains with thethe two chamberlains with the two bloody daggers. The Kingtwo bloody daggers. The King is discovered the next morningis discovered the next morning by Macduff the Thane of Fifeby Macduff the Thane of Fife and Macbeth kills the twoand Macbeth kills the two chamberlains to make surechamberlains to make sure they can’t plead theirthey can’t plead their innocence but says it was outinnocence but says it was out of anger. Duncan’s sonsof anger. Duncan’s sons Malcolm and Donalbain fleeMalcolm and Donalbain flee out of fear that whoever killedout of fear that whoever killed their father will want themtheir father will want them dead too. With the two heirsdead too. With the two heirs gone Macbeth is crownedgone Macbeth is crowned King.King.
  9. 9. The Next StepThe Next Step  Although successful, Macbeth is stillAlthough successful, Macbeth is still worried about the witches’ prophecy ofworried about the witches’ prophecy of Banquo’s sons becoming Kings. So heBanquo’s sons becoming Kings. So he invites Banquo and his son Fleance to ainvites Banquo and his son Fleance to a banquet at his castle and hires three menbanquet at his castle and hires three men to kill the two of them on their way. Whileto kill the two of them on their way. While they succeed in killing Banquo, Fleancethey succeed in killing Banquo, Fleance escapes.escapes.
  10. 10. The GhostThe Ghost  Macbeth now fearsMacbeth now fears that his power isthat his power is insecure with Fleanceinsecure with Fleance still alive. At thestill alive. At the banquet hebanquet he hallucinates again,hallucinates again, this time seeing thethis time seeing the ghost of Banquo.ghost of Banquo.
  11. 11. RevengeRevenge  Macbeth panics at the sight of the ghost,Macbeth panics at the sight of the ghost, frightening the other lords. Lady Macbethfrightening the other lords. Lady Macbeth tells them that he suffers from brief fits lifetells them that he suffers from brief fits life this one and eventually the ghostthis one and eventually the ghost disappears. Soon the ghost reappearsdisappears. Soon the ghost reappears though and Lady Macbeth tells the lords tothough and Lady Macbeth tells the lords to leave.leave.
  12. 12. PicturesPictures  http://1995wtolley.edublogs.org/files/2012/01/macbeth-three-whttp://1995wtolley.edublogs.org/files/2012/01/macbeth-three-w  http://www.visitscotland.com/cms-images/5x3-small/regions/hhttp://www.visitscotland.com/cms-images/5x3-small/regions/h  http://24.media.tumblr.com/552521629899171d603f1ff41http://24.media.tumblr.com/552521629899171d603f1ff41 8f3979f/tumblr_moeg8fiM9o1s44ffco1_1280.jpg8f3979f/tumblr_moeg8fiM9o1s44ffco1_1280.jpg  http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_OncFvapOio4/TPc20tBi26I/AAhttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/_OncFvapOio4/TPc20tBi26I/AA AAAAAAAAY/DC3tpgkKo9s/s1600/dagger-1.jpgAAAAAAAAY/DC3tpgkKo9s/s1600/dagger-1.jpg  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/kw/2/2b/Scottish_Chttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/kw/2/2b/Scottish_C rown_Lo_res.JPGrown_Lo_res.JPG  http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2701/4116860768_7470640ehttp://farm3.staticflickr.com/2701/4116860768_7470640e 58_z.jpg?zz=158_z.jpg?zz=1

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