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Act1 act3

  1. 1. Act1- Act3 Michael Zhu
  2. 2. Who is the main characters? • Macbeth: A Scottish nobleman who was the Thane of Glaimis and later granted as Thane of Cawdor. • Lady Macbeth: Macbeth’s wife who encouraged him to kill the King. • Banquo: Macbeth’s friend, he was killed by Macbeth • Three witches: came from mystery, made correct predictions about Macbeth • King Duncan: granted Macbeth with the Thane of Cawdor, was bloodily killed by him • Macduff: strongly believed that Macbeth killed the King and asked for help from King Edward
  3. 3. Changing a Person • Macbeth won two major battles against invaders and rebels • On the way back, Macbeth and his friend Banquo met the three witches who talked about their fate: Macbeth would be the Thane of Cawdor and the future king Banquo’s descendants would be kings • They didn’t believe anything they said first, until King’s men announced Macbeth as the Thane of Cawdor • Macbeth began to believe he would be the King one day
  4. 4. • Macbeth met King Duncan in the Palace • King Duncan announced his son as the Prince of Cumberland. He suggested a party in Macbeth’s castle. • Macbeth realized if he wanted to be the king, he needed to kill anyone who was on his way to the crown.
  5. 5. • Macbeth didn’t want to kill Duncan because he just receive the honor recently • Lady Macbeth encouraged his husband to commit murder to King Duncan • They made up a plan which they could put all the crimes on King’s servants
  6. 6. • The evil murder was going to happen!!!!!!!! • Macbeth saw an illusion of a floating dagger because of the crime he was about to commit • Macbeth heard the bell ring, killed King Duncan while he’s sleeping • He reached his summit of fear, thought he heard a loud cry! • Lady Macbeth took back the dagger and smeared blood on sleeping guards. • Macbeth washed out the blood on his hand and pretended sleeping The Murder
  7. 7. • Nobleman Macduff went to King’s chamber and found out his was dead!!!! • Macbeth pretended moaning and killed King’s guards as scapegoats. • King Duncan’s sons Malcolm and Donalbain extremely worried about their own safety, decided to flee away. • Macbeth’s fate became true, he became the King of Scotland.
  8. 8. The Fear Came… • Macbeth realized Banquo was a threat, he’s going to fight in stead of accepting fate! • He ordered 2 murderers who were once convicted by Banquo to kill him and his son
  9. 9. • Even Lady Macbeth was shocked by his plan of killing Banquo. • From this point Macbeth really became a ruthless and evil murderer • Three murderers killed Banquo on his way to the castle, his son fled.
  10. 10. • Macbeth held a party in his Palace • He saw Banquo’s ghost and was paralyzed by the fear of the ghost • Macduff refused to come to this party • It was heard that Macduff went to England and ask for help from King Edward • A war to take down Macbeth’s tyranny may happen one day
  11. 11. References • Background image: • Page 3 image: paintings/product/72850/macbethandthethreewitches1855 • Page 5 image: • Page 6 image: • Page 8 image: • Page 9 image: macbeth.html