Act 3 scene 1

Characters: Banquo, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Attendant, Lenox, Rosse.

Location: A room in the palace.

Time: Macbeth is now king Macbeth.

Events: Banquo talks of how the witches were correct so far, and that they might be correct abut his own children, this also gets the audience to remember what the witches said would happen. Macbeth then comes out and talks of when Banquo will return from his riding. After this, he invites in 2 murderer’s and talks of how it was Banquo who made their lives so bad. So it seems next time Banquo shall be killed. He also talks of how mad he is that Banquo and his children will benefit as they will be the next kings, while they didn’t even have to do anything.

Quote:”Well then, now Have you considered of my speeches? Know that it was he, in the times past, which held you so under fortune, which, you thought, had been our innocent self.” This was said by Macbeth as he talks to the murderer’s. What was meant by this is that Macbeth has talked to the murderers before, and so we know that this has been going on for a while and that Macbeth had wanted Banquo dead for quite a while.

Act 3 scene 2

Characters: Lady Macbeth and a gentle-women/ servant, Also Macbeth.

Time: That day before he has Banquo killed.

Location: The castle, but in a different room to last time.

Events: Lady Macbeth talks to a servant to bring the king. Macbeth comes and says to Lady Macbeth that something will happen tonight, but it would be better if you didn’t know. They then talk about hiding how they truly feel, with fake smiles and other tricks. And he then says that they shall the room and go somewhere else.

Quote: “We have scotched the snake, not killed it: She’ll close and be herself; whilst our poor malice remains in danger of her former tooth.” This is said by Macbeth. What I believe him to mean by this is that Even through they have killed Duncan, there is still a threat by another person. This person being Banquo who still presents a threat as he knows of the witches and their prophesies. there is also another threat, the loyalty to Duncan is still a threat(Meant by that snake) and that Banquo must be  gotten rid of as he presents a clear threat(Banquo being the tooth, like it is the tool of destruction Duncan shall use to bring down Macbeth.)

Act 2 scene 4

Characters: Old man, rosse, Macduff.

Time: After Duncan dies.

Location: Outside the castle.

Events: An old man talks about Unnatural phenomena happening. Rosse agrees. Macduff walks in and talks of how Macbeth will most likely be the next king. He also says the suspeicion for the murder of Duncan is on Malcolm’s head.

Quote:”Gainst nature still: Thriftless ambition, that wilt ravin up thine own life’s means!” This was said by Rosse, and what was meant by that was that Ambition with no end will effect the very reason of life.

Act 2 scene 3

Characters: Porter, Macduff, Lenox, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, Rosse, Malcom, Donalbain.

Location: Same as before. The courtyard.

Time: After Duncan has died.

Events: The Porter talks about an annoying knocking. He opens the door for Macduff And Lenox, Who then talk about alcohol with the porter. Then Macbeth enters who asks about Duncan, where Macbeth and the others discover Duncan to be dead. Macduff tells everyone what has happened. Macbeth kills the guards apparently out of anger. Malcolm and Donalbain plan to leave. Malcolm will leave for England, while Donalbain plans to leave for Ireland.

Quote: “Who can be wise, amazed, temperate, and furious, loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man: The expedition of my violent love outran the pauser reason.” This was said by Macbeth who meant by this that no person can feel so many things at once with out encountering problems, like losing their ability to reason and instead relying on their racing emotions. In Macbeth’s case, his emotions pointed him towards killing Macbeth.

Act 2 scene 2

Characters: Lady Macbeth, Macbeth.

Time: The night. Bye bye Duncan.

Location: The courtyard.

Events: Lady Macbeth takes to herself about drugging the guards successfully, then hears Someone speak, and worry’s that her husband might of been caught before he could kill king Duncan. Then Macbeth comes out side holding the knife that killed Duncan. Macbeth expresses his guilt as that it would infect the word, while Lady Macbeth completely brush’s it off.

Quote:”Wake Duncan with thy knocking: I would thou couldst!” Macbeth said this and would of meant by this that he wishes he could bring Duncan back. But he is still aware that this is beyond his ability. And yet he still wants to remove his guilt and bring Duncan.

Act 2 scene 1

Characters: Banquo and Fleance. Also Macbeth

Time: Night. Duncan shall die!

Location: A court within a castle.         

Events: Banquo is talking to his son called Fleance. Banquo talks about bad thoughts(maybe he was suffering from a nightmare.) Macbeth lies to Banquo multiple times about the witches.The king is asleep, and has given Lady Macbeth a large diamond to “shut her up.” Later, Macbeth finds himself striding towards Duncan’s bedroom. He begins talking to his knife, wondering and even slightly confused as to why he is holding it and yet can’t feel it(It is a hallucination). He shall now kill king Duncan! ( As everyone is asleep, and he has a knife from a guard presumably.)

Quote:”Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell.” This was said by Macbeth as he was about to kill King Duncan. It meant that Macbeth did not know if Duncan would go to heaven or not, and that he was hoping for Duncan not to hear the bell sound, the bell of his death as Macbeth believes. It might just be the time the maids and servants go to sleep, or signified midnight. But I believe that that bell was the toll of death that rings when someone dies, like King Duncan in his last moments to come.                                                       

Act 1 scene 6, scene 7

Characters: Duncan, Malcolm, Donalbain, Banquo, Lenox, Lady Macbeth, Macduff, Rosse, Angus and attendants.  Also Macbeth.

Time: This is at the same time as before, but behind the castle. A while afterwards we learn Duncan has begun eating.

Location: At first we are behind the castle. Then we are in a room off to the side.

Events: Duncan is welcomed Macbeth’s home. This is done by Lady Macbeth. Duncan talks about how sweet the air is, and Banquo agrees greatly. Then we see Macbeth talking to himself…Macbeth nearly convinces himself not to kill Duncan as he is a kinsman, guest, king and more, but Lady Macbeth comes in and begins to convince and insult Macbeth into the killing of  King Duncan. Lady Macbeth decides to get the guards drunk to the point of being in a coma, and then Macbeth can take a knife from a guard and use that to kill the king. Therefore, the guards can be framed for the murder of the king.

Quote:” Your servants ever have theirs, themselves, and what is theirs, in compt, To make their audit at your highness’ pleasure, still to return your own.” This is said by Lady Macbeth who the audience can tell is lying when she says this. By saying this, the audience can learn a bit of how she continues to pretend to be just a servant to the king. What the king believes her to mean is that she and her husband will let the king use their home for his own pleasure. The act one scene 7 quote is: “vaulting ambition, which o’er-leaps itself and falls on the other-… How now! what news?” The first part is said by Macbeth as he slowly realizes how trying to be king is too much ambition, and that it can’t be good for him, when suddenly Lady Macbeth bursts in and interrupts right at the crucial moment of realization.


Metaphor In Shakespeare.

“This ignorant present, and I feel now the future in the instant.” This was said by Lady Macbeth, in act 1 scene 5. The task is to find a metaphor that describes Lady Macbeth and her desires.

Lady Macbeth wishes to make the now known future of Macbeth, her husband, come true. “This ignorant present, and I feel now the future in the instant.” What I believe this to mean is that Lady Macbeth believes she knows how the future will go and that it comes closer to the now, while the “present”, who are the people who live there like King Duncan remain ignorant of what is too come. Shakespeare continues this in the next paragraph.

And that is the task over. do tell me if a correction could be made.

Act 1 scene 5

Characters: Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, messenger, servent.

Location: Macbeth’s house.

Time: Just before Macbeth arrives home.

Events: Lady Macbeth has learnt of the witches, and the fact that her husband shall be king. Because of this, knowing that her husband won’t be able to do the dark deeds required, she decides to do kill king Duncan and make Macbeth the new king.The messenger walks in now and talks of king Duncan coming that very night. Macbeth then walks in and, hearing his wife ordering him to kill the king, he decides to dismiss her, and says to talk about this later.

Quote:”Stop up th’ access and passage to remorse;” lady Macbeth talks about stopping all remorse from being fet so she canbe a more effective killer.

Act 1 scene 3

Characters: 3 witches, Macbeth, Banquo, Rosse and Angus.

Location: A heath.

Time: Macbeth has gotten back from the war.

Events: The witches tell Macbeth that he will be the thane of Cawdor and later the king. The witches go on to say Banquo’s children will be the next kings. Rosse and Angus enter the room and they say that Macbeth shall be the thane of Cawdor, which proves to Macbeth and Banquo that what the witches said is true. They go to meet the king after this.

Quote:”If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, with out my stir.” Macbeth says he will be king without his own help.