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Scene Characters Summary Key Quotes Key Themes
1.1 Three Witches Three witches meet "When the Supernatural
during a thunderstorm battle's lost, and
and prelude they will won." [5] Disorder
meet Macbeth
"Fair is foul, and Paradox
foul is fair." [12]

1.2 Duncan, Duncan learns of battle "O valiant cousin, Disorder…

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Attendant, but believes M is too have crowned Supernatural
Macbeth weak. M arrives. withal." [27-8]
"unsex me here" Violence
[39] Appearance vs
"Come to my Reality
woman's
breasts/And take Gender
my milk for gall"
[45-46]

"look like
th'innocent
flower,/But be the
serpent under't."
[63-64]

"Leave all the rest
to me."…

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"False face must
hide what the
false heart doth
know." [82]
2.1 Banquo, Banquo and Fleance "Is this a dagger Appearance vs
Fleance, are surprised by M who which I see before Reality
Macbeth, is hiding in the me,/The handle
shadows. Banquo toward my hand?" Violence
sends Duncan's [33-34]
compliments.…

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I would thou
couldst." [77]
2.3 Porter, Porter pretends to be "Faith, here's an Appearance vs
Macduff, the porter of hell. equivocator that Reality
Macbeth, Lennox talks of could swear in
Lennox, disorder. Macduff both the Disorder
Lady discovers Duncan's scales/against
Macbeth, body. Lady M `faints'. either scale" [7-8] Paradox…

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"I will advise you
where to plant
yourselves" [128]

3.2 Lady Lady M realises they "Be innocent of Appearance vs
Macbeth, have not achieved the knowledge, Reality
Servant, what they wanted. M dearest chuck,/Till
Macbeth focussed on murder of thou applaud the Gender
Bq. Tells Lady M that deed." [45-46]…

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"This is the very
painting of your
fear;" [61]
"Stand not upon
the order of your
going,/But go at
once." [119-120]

"You lack the
season of all
natures, sleep"
[141]
3.5 Three Hecate is angry with "Thither he/will Supernatural
Witches: First three witches about come to know his
Witch, Hecate…

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against him"
[91-93]

"That this great
king may kindly
say,/Our duties did
his welcome pay."
[130-131]

4.2 Lady Macduff, Ross informs Lady "Fathered he is, Appearance vs
Ross, Macduff of her and yet he's Reality
Son, husband's flight to fatherless." [27]
Messenger, England ­ she is Disorder
Murderers: A unprotected.…

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damned/In evils to
top Macbeth."
[56-57]
"Such welcome
and unwelcome
things at
once,/'Tis hard to
reconcile."
[138-139]

"He hath a
heavenly gift of
prophecy,/And
sundry blessings
hang about his
throne" [159-160]

"The night is long
that never finds
the day." [243]
5.1 Doctor, Lady M's "A great Appearance vs
Gentlewoman…

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Lennox, army. Donaldbain is not belt of rule."
Soldiers, there. Macbeth = more [14-15]
desperate + growing "And with him
lack of support. Only pour we in our
has mercenaries left. country's
purge,/Each drop
of us." [27-28]

"To dew the
sovereign flower
and drown the
weeds./Make we
our march
towards…

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Siward's Son, ordered to carry will endure/Our Appearance vs
Menteith, branches as disguise settings down Reality
Caithness, and march confidently before't." [7-10]
Angus, towards Dunsinane. "But certain issue
Soldiers: A strokes must
Soldier arbitrate./Towards
which, advance
the war." [20-21]
5.5 Macbeth, Macbeth learns of Lady "Our castle's Hubris
Seyton, M's…

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