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  • 1. Macbeth Review Plot Character - Act 1 - Macbeth - Act 2 - Lady Macbeth - Act 3 - Banquo - King Duncan - Malcolm
  • 2. Act 1 • Three witches planned to meet up with Macbeth who came back from a battle with the rebellious thane of Cawdor. • The three witches made a prediction of becoming the thane of Cawdor and the king to Macbeth. • King Duncan named Macbeth as the new thane of Cawdor. • Macbeth found that the prediction came true and wondered if he will become the king or not. • He told his wife, Lady Macbeth, about the prediction. Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to follow his ambition. • However, Macbeth decided not to kill King Duncan while he was dining in his castle.
  • 3. Act 2 • Macbeth saw a dagger floating in the hall • He saw blood on the blade. • Macbeth heard the bell toll and approached Duncan’s room. • He decided to carry out the treasonous murder. • Lady Macbeth became angry after noticing that her husband has forgotten to leave the daggers. • She returned the daggers to Duncan’s room. • King Duncan’s body is found dead in his room, and the king’s servants have found with the bloody daggers. • Macbeth has made king by the other lords.
  • 4. Act 3 • After becoming the king, Macbeth found that Banquo is his only threat. • He hired murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance, and he told Lady Macbeth of his plan and told her to show kindness to them in order to create a false sense of security. • Banquo was murdered, but Fleance fled. • After murdering Banquo, Macbeth saw Banquo’s ghost and shouted out while he was having dinner with his guests. • The dinner guests were confused. Lady Macbeth told them not to worry. • Macbeth shouted out again after the ghost reappears.
  • 5. Act 3 • The dinner guests were confused. Lady Macbeth told them not to worry. • Macbeth shouted out again after the ghost reappears. • As Lady Macbeth told the guest to leave the room, the ghost vanished. • Knowing Macbeth will come, the three witches decided to give him a false sense of security about his fate. • Later, Banquo’s death had blamed on his son Fleance, yet many nobles suspected Macbeth. • Macduff had fled to England.
  • 6. Macbeth • At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a loyal person. • Initially, he is the thane of Glamis. • Macbeth becomes the thane of Cawdor after he kills the rebellious thane of Cawdor. • His ambition of replacing the king becomes to grow after several of the witches’ prophecies come true. • Macbeth’s ambition is achieved after he kills King Duncan, and he finally becomes the king of Scotland. • Also, Macbeth hires murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance.
  • 7. Lady Macbeth • Lady Macbeth is the wife of Macbeth • She is deeply ambitious woman who is eager to gain power and position. • Lady Macbeth wants her husband to follow his own ambition which is to kill the king. • She finally feels guilt after the massacre begins.
  • 8. Banquo • Banquo is one of the general in Scotland. • He is Fleance’s father. • According to the witches’ prophecy, his children will inherit the throne of Scotland. • Eventually, Banquo is killed, and his son, Fleance, fled.
  • 9. Witches • The three witches tell the prophecy which they make to Macbeth and Banquo. • They are portrayed with a sense of unknown. • They tell Macbeth that he will become the thane of Cawdor and later become the king. • Also, they tell Banquo that his descendant will inherit the Scottish throne. • In act 3, they work together with Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft, and plan to make a hoax about Macbeth’s fate.
  • 10. Macduff • Macduff is a Scottish noble • He hostile to Macbeth’s throne. • Later, he becomes the leader of the rebels who does not want Macbeth to be the king. • In Macduff’s perspective, Malcolm is the person who should gain the throne.
  • 11. Major Influence • Macbeth’s ambition is influenced by the three witches’ prophecy. • Lady Macbeth is also influenced by the three witches after her husband tells her about the prophecy, and it eventually come true.
  • 12. Thanks for watching!