Macbeth - Key Facts

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MAJOR CONFLICTS - The struggle within Macbeth between him ambition and his sense of right and wrong. The stuggle between the murderous evil represnted by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The best interests of the nation, represented by Malcom and Macduff.

RISING ACTION - Macbeth and Banquo's encounter with the witched initiates both conflicts; Lady Macbeth's speeces goad Macbeth into murdering Duncan and seizing the crown.

CLIMAX - Macbeth's murder of Duncan in Act 2 represents the point of no return, after which Macbeth is forced to continue butchering his subjecs…

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