English 12 Macbeth Scene Breakdown

three witches, Duncan, Malcolm, Ross, Banquo, noblemen, Lady Macbeth Who are the characters in Act 1?
a desert place, a camp near Forres, a Heath near Fortes, and the palace What are scenes in Act 1?
Three witches meet and determine when to meet again (which will be with Macbeth). When they disappear, the play cuts to the battle of Noway, which has just ended. There, a dying captain recounts the battle and Ross states the Thane of Cawdor is a traitor. When the witches meet again, they tell their predictions to Macbeth and Banquo: Macbeth will be king, and Banquo will produce kings. Macbeth is given the new title of Cawdor and then invites Duncan to his castle. Macbeth tells his wife of the predictions and she persuaded her husband to kill the king. Explain Act 1
“When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” What is a quote from Act 1?
Banquo, Fleance, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Macduff, Ross, old man, noblemen Who are characters in Act 2?
castle and outside the castle Where does Act 2 take place?
Macbeth has a hallucination if a dagger and goes through with killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth calms Macbeth down after the murder. Once the King has been found, everyone starts discussing the murder. Lady Macbeth faints go draw attention away from her husband, who also killed the two servants Lady Macbeth drugged. At the end of the Act, it is revealed Macbeth will be crowned King as Duncan’s sons have fled. Explain Act 2:
“The sovereignty will fall upon Macbeth.” What is a quote from Act 2?
Banquo, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Lennox, Ross, murderers, Fleance, witches, Hecate, Lord Who are characters in Act 3?
Forres palace, near palace, witches’ haunt Where does Act 3 take place?
Banquo questions if Macbeth has played foully for his role as King. Macbeth invites Banquo to a feast, and Banquo says he will be there after his ride. However, Macbeth enlists murderers to have Banquo and Fleance killed. Macbeth does not tell Lady Macbeth he has this planned. At the feast, the murderers tell Macbeth they have left Banquo dead in a ditch, but Fleance escaped. Afterwards, though, Macbeth starts seeing the ghost of Banquo and has a fit. Lady Macbeth is unable to calm him, and the guest are asked to leave. At the end of the Act, Hecate meets the witches and scold them for meddling in Macbeth’s life without her. She makes plans to meet them again once Macbeth comes back to know more of his destiny. Lennox and a Lord hold a conversation of Malcolm going to England to retrieve Macduff. What happens in Act 3?
“Avaunt and quit my sight! Let the earth hide thee!” Why is a quote from Act 3?
Witches, apparitions, Hecate, Macbeth, Lady Macduff, Lady Macduff’s son, Ross, murderers, Malcolm Who are characters in Act 4?
a cavern with a cauldron, Macduff’s castle Where does Act 4 take place?
Macbeth returns to the witches and demands more prophecies. The witches conjure three apparitions to tell him. He is reassured by the third apparition saying no one of woman born will ever harm him, and feels invincible. However, murderers go to find Macduff to have him killed. Macduff had already fled, and Ross warns his wife and family to flee, too. They stay, and are killed. In the next scene, Malcolm is trying to convince Macduff to return to Scotland and overthrow Macbeth. Ross tells Macduff the horrible news in the final scene of the Act, which is the final push Macduff needs to return to Scotland and take care of Macbeth. What happens in Act 4?
“Let’s make us medicines of our great revenge to cure this deadly grief.” What is a quote from Act 4?

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