The rise and fall of Macbeth
Created by danandcj on Mar 20, 2009
Last updated: 11/17/09 at 06:42 PM
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The Play Ends. Curtains Close
Macbeth learns of Macduff's untimely birth, that he was ripped from his mother's womb. He fights Macduff anyway, and Macduff slaughters Macbeth. Macduff carries his head off of the battle field as proof.
Macbeth enters the battle field and quickly slays Siward. Macbeth, Malcolm, and Macduff spend some time in a continuous battle.
Macbeth is drunk with power and mocking the opposing force. He learns of his wife's murder and doesn't show any emotion whatsoever.
Macbeth is preparing for battle. He is overconfident though because of the predictions made by the witch.
The Scottish rebels meet at Birnam Wood to rebel against Macbeth. They use tree branches for camouflage, thus making the trees appear to be moving forward.
A doctor and a woman are observing Lady Macbeth's nightly behavior. She is sleepwalking, and speaking aloud. They believe she is possessed by guilt, or a demon.
Macduff is planning to attack Macbeth's palace, he is urging Malcolm to join him. Macduff then learns of the murders of his wife and child. He is stricken with grief and vows to exact his revenge on Macbeth.
Lady Macduff believes that her husband fled in fear of Macbeth. She tells her son that he was a traitor. A messenger is sent to warn her of the coming danger, but to no avail. Murderers sent by Macbeth kill her and her son.
The Witches meet with Macbeth yet again. They present to him three apparitions. These apparitions tell him of events to come. They tell him to "beware Macduff", but they also reassure him that "none of woman born" will be able to hurt him.
Hecate, the godess of witchcraft, plans the dramatic downfall of Macbeth along with the 3 witches. They decide to make him overconfident and then they vanish.
Later at the banquet, Macbeth sees Banquos ghost, but of course only he can see it. His startling reaction confuses the guests. He then sees it again and begins to rant. His wife dismisses the guests and speaks with Macebeth.
Banquo and his son Fleance are walking to the palace at night. Then the 3 murderers attack and slay Banquo but Fleance escapes.
Macbeth, now at his palace in Forres, learns of Banquos suspicion. He then persuades 2 murderers to kill Banquo. This marks the change of Macbeth with a conscience to Macbeth who now completely ignores it
Ross Macduff, and an old man decide that the death of Duncan and the rise of Macbeth was not a coincidence.
Macbeth leads Macduff and Lennox to Duncan's chamber, where they "discover" his murder.
Lady Macbeth helps to cover up the murder that her husband has just committed. She drugs the guards and plants the dagger in their hands.
Macbeth goes to King Duncan's room, he believes he is being lead by a "floating dagger." He draws his dagger, and kills his own King.
Macbeth is having doubts about his plans. Lady Macbeth learns of this and is angry, she reassures him.
Duncan comes to visit Macbeth and Lady Macbeth at their castle.
Lady Macbeth helps her husband begin to plot the murder of Duncan when she learns of his fate.
Duncan names Macbeth as the new Thane of Cawdor.
Macbeth and Banquo meet with the Weird Sisters in a "bleak" place. They tell them of Macbeth's future king hood, and Banquo's future kingly sons
It is the end of the battle between Macdonwald and King Duncan. They discuss Macbeth and his braveness.
The Weird Sisters meet in an open field and discuss the coming events