Revision Notes For Lord of the files and Macbeth

Macbeth-William Shakespeare

In Macbeth the first scene we see Macbeth and his friend Banquo in a battle, when the battle finished Macbeth is awarded Thane of Cawdor by King Duncan who is king of Scotland. After Macbeth finds out this he meets the three witches, who make prophecy's to Macbeth telling him he will be soon Thane of Cawdor whcih he has already got and will be King. After Macbeth hear's these prophecy's he quickly writes to his wife Lady Macbeth telling her that he will be king, when Macbeth returns to his castle Macbeth and his wife plan to kill King Ducan, Macbeth at first doesn't want to kill the King but his wife tells him to be the "Look like the inocent flower, but be the serpent under it" this shows and tells us that Lady Macbeth is keen to get Macbeth what the witches and said that he will be king of Scotland. When Macbeth kills King Duncan he seea a dagger and says "is this a dagger I see before me" the dagger takes Macbeth to the Kings Bedroom and kills him with two daggers, but instead of leaving the dagger behind, Macbeth brings them back to his part of the castle. Macbeth after Killing King Duncan then plans on killing his friend Banquo, Banquo was at the battle at the beginning of the play but know Macbeth wants to kill him. Macbeth finds people within the castle and plans an ambush the people Macbeth finds, find Banquo in the castle and ambushes him in doing so they kill him as planned by Macbeth, Macbeth felt that he was going to get in the way. Banquo was the last person Macbeth kills in the play, at the end of the play Macbeth and Macduff (Macduff being King of England) the witches tell Macbeth that "No man of women born can kill him" they mention burning wood. Lady Macbeth had died during this scene as she felt guilty and killed


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