An example of fear and lack of trust and shown in Macbeth. An aspect of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth that is worthy of recognition and exploration is Lennox’s use of irony when expressing his beliefs of Macbeth’s guilt in Act III Scene VI. Lennox starts to piece the recent murders together by discussing them with the […]

Shortened version of “To be thus is nothing”   “Upon my head they plac’d a fruitless crown, And put a barren sceptre in my gripe, Thence to be wrench’d with an unlineal hand, No son of mine succeeding. If ‘t be so, For Banquo’s issue have i fil’d my mind; For them the gracious Duncan have I […]

Act 5, Scene 1 Characters: Doctor of Physic, Waiting Gentlewoman, Lady Macbeth. Location: Dunsinane. An anteroom in the castle. Time: Macbeth has left in preparation for war. Events: Lady Macbeth has been walking in her sleep, revealing guilty secrets that have been overheard by her gentlewoman. The gentlewoman calls a doctor to observe her strange […]

Act 4, Scene 1 Character: First Witch, Second Witch, Third Witch, Fourth Witch, Fifth Witch, Sixth Witch, Hecate, Macbeth, First Apparition, Second Apparition, Third Apparition, Kings, Ghost of Banquo, Lennox) Location: A cavern. Time: Unknown. Events: The witches cook up a potion while dancing around a boiling cauldron in a cave. Macbeth enters the cave, […]

Act 3, Scene 1 Characters: Banquo, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Lennox, Rosse, Lords, Servant, Two murderers. Location: Forres. The palace. Time: Specific time is unknown. Macbeth has become king. Events: Banquo suspects that Macbeth has cheated to win the titles that the witches promised him and since all of their prediction have become reality, Banquo expects […]

Act 2 Scene 1 Characters: Banquo, Fleance (Banquo’s son), Macbeth, Servant. Location: The court of Macbeth’s castle. Time: After midnight, the moon has gone down. Events: Fleance and Banquo stand in the court of Macbeth’s castle when Macbeth enters. Banquo tells Macbeth that King Duncan is very satisfied with his visit and plans to give Lady Macbeth […]

“Your face, my thane, is a book, where men may read strange matters. To beguile the time, look like the time; bear welcome in your eyes, your hand, your tongue; look like th’innocent flower, But be the serpent under’t.” – Lady Macbeth to Macbeth Lady Macbeth knows that to ensure Macbeth becoming king, Duncan will have […]