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  1. 1. Wendy LiAssignment 3
  2. 2. Scene 1: A battle is currently being fought in Scotland. The three Witches arewaiting to meet with Macbeth.Scene 2: King Duncan has been notifiedthat the Thane of Cawdor has ledan uprising. He will be executedlater. King Duncan plans to promoteMacbeth to Thane of Cawdor.
  3. 3. Scene 3: Macbeth and Banquo, his militarycompanion, meet the three Witchesbefore he found out about the promotionto Thane of Cawdor. The three Witches tell Macbeth the prophecyabout becoming Thane of Cawdor, Thane ofGlamis, and King of Scotland. Banquo was told that he will not be king,but he will establish a Scottish dynasty later on. After the three Witches leave, Macbeth was told that he has became Thane ofCawdor.Scene 4: Macbeth invites King Duncan and his wife to his castle. Macbeth goes home to alert his servants about thevisitors and thinks about how to get the throne.
  4. 4. Scene 5: Lady Macbeth reads a letter from Macbethabout his promotion and the Witches’prophecies. She thinks that he lacks ambition to takethe Scottish throne and plans a murder. Macbeth is a bit hesitant about carrying onan assassination because Duncan has justpromoted him and complimented him. Macbeth leaves the details to Lady Macbeth.Scene 6: Lady Macbeth welcomes King Duncan to the castle. Duncan praises Inverness Castle for a pleasant atmosphere.
  5. 5. Scene 7: In private, Lady Macbeth tries to persuade Macbeth into killing KingDuncan. Macbeth feels hesitant and doesn’t want to kill Duncan because he wasjust promoted. Lady Macbeth pushes him to continue with the assassination and heagrees to do it in the end.
  6. 6. Scene 1: Macbeth and Banquo talk with each other about the Witches’ prediction. Banquo is too honest to behave dishonourably to achieve his prophecy. Macbeth is hallucinating about the murder he is about to commit.Scene 2: Lady Macbeth drugs Duncan’s guards and signals Macbeth to go in. Macbeth slips into the room and stabs the King. He feels guilty about killing Duncan andreturns to his room with the dagger still inhis hand. Lady Macbeth scolds him for coming backwith the dagger which is evidence. She returns the dagger to Duncan’s roomand frames guards with dagger. They wash off all the evidence from theirhands and then falls asleep.
  7. 7. Scene 3: Macduff and Lenox enters the castle. Macduff goes into the Duncan’s room finds the king dead. The report that there was a murder spreads and panic is everywhere. Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, the King’s sons (Donaldbain and Malcolm), andMacduff meet up with each other. As though in anger, Macbeth kills the guards and Lady Macbeth pretendsto faint. The two Princes run away in fear that they will be the next assassinationvictimsScene 4: Macduff announces that Donaldbainand Malcolm are accused of the murder. Macbeth is crowned king.
  8. 8. Scene 1: Banquo suspects that Macbeth has killedDuncan. Banquo and his son, Fleance, go horsebackriding before the state dinner. Macbeth does not want Banquo’s prophecyto come true so he talks with the assassinsto plan a murder of Banquo and Fleance whilethey are out. Macbeth persuades the assassins by blamingBanquo for Scotland’s problems and they agree.Scene 2: Macbeth talks with his wife about the current situation. Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth to calm down because he is very stressed out. Macbeth is worried and wants Banquo and Fleance dead first before he can relax.
  9. 9. Scene 3: A third member decides to join in on the murder. After they ambushed Banquo, they murder him. However, Fleance manages to run off. The assassins return to the castle to report to theking (Macbeth).Scene 4: Assassins come back and report to Macbeth thatthe mission is only half accomplished. Macbeth hallucinates that Banquo’s ghost issitting on his throne. Guests are startled by Macbeth’s outbreak, butLady Macbeth calms the crowd by saying that it isa reoccurring issue. Banquet ends after Macbeth’s second out breakand Lady Macbeth dismisses everyone. Macbeth wants to know more about thewitches, but his wife tells him to sleep
  10. 10. Scene 5: Hecate is disappointed with thewitches because they were notsupposed to tell Macbeth about hisprophecy. They plan to cast a bad spell on himthat will lead him to his doom.Scene 6: Lennox talks to another noble aboutMacbeth and the murder of Duncan. They seem like they are talking highly of Macbeth, but they are actuallytalking bad about him. They talk about how Macbeth is a tyrant and that the English will revoltagainst him.
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