English: Macbeth Scene Summaries

Act 1 Scene 1 A Prologue of evil: the witches plan to meet with Macbeth
Act 1 Scene 2 King Duncan is told of the success of the battle and of the bravery shown by Macbeth and Banquo. He decides to reward Macbeth with the title ‘Thane of Cawdor’
Act 1 Scene 3 The witches speak strange prophecies to Macbeth and Banquo – and Ross brings the new title to Macbeth
Act 1 Scene 4 Duncun announces that his son, Malcolm, will be the next king of Scotland – and Macbeth begins to worry
Act 1 Scene 5 Lady Macbeth reads her husband’s letter telling what has happened; she welcomes him home and prepare to recieve the king
Act 1 Scene 6 King Duncun and his followers approach Macbeth’s castle and are welcomed by Lady Macbeth
Act 1 Scene 7 Macbeth leaves the state dinner suddenly worried about what he is planning to do. But Lady Macbeth stirs up his spirits again.
Act 2 Scene 1 Banquo and his son Fleance are going to bed when they encounter Macbeth who is preparing himself for his grim task
Act 2 Scene 2 Macbeth has murdered Duncan. Lady Macbeth takes the daggers away from her husband, who is already regretting the murder.
Act 2 Scene 3 All is discovered. Macbeth panics and kills Duncan’s attendants. Malcolm and Donaldbain flee in fear.
Act 2 Scene 4 Ross and an Old Man discuss the unatural events on the day of Duncan’s murder. Macduff tells them that Macbeth will be king.
Act 3 Scene 1 Banquo is suspicious and Macbeth arranges for him and Fleance to be murdered by two hired assasins.
Act 3 Scene 2 Lady Macbeth is uneasy. Macbeth assures her that everything is under control but refuses to tell her his plans.
Act 3 Scene 3 Banquo is murdered but Fleance escapes.
Act 3 Scene 4 A state banquet. Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost, and his strange behavior startles the guests and Lady Macbeth.
Act 3 Scene 5 The witches and Hecate prepare the audience for the next meeting with Macbeth.
Act 3 Scene 6 Lennox and an unnamed Lord discuss the state of affairs. Malcolm is in England raising an army with the king. Macduff has gone to join him.
Act 4 Scene 1 The witches meet Macbeth. Their Apparitions tell him about his future.
Act 4 Scene 2 Lady Macduff questions Ross about her husband’s flight and then talks to her son. A messenger warns them but the murderers kill them anyway.
Act 4 Scene 3 Macduff has joined Malcolm who tests his loyalty. Macduff hears about the murde of his wife and children.
Act 5 Scene 1 Lady Macbeth walks in her sleep as the Doctor and gentlewoman
Act 5 Scene 2 A section of the invading army marches towards Dunsinane.
Act 5 Scene 3 When told of the armies Macbeth thinks of the prophecies. He discusses his wife’s condition with the Doctor before battle.
Act 5 Scene 4 Malcolm’s soldiers camouflage themselves with branches from the trees of Birnam Woods.
Act 5 Scene 5 The battle is at its height when Seyton brings news to Macbeth that his wife has died. A messenger tells Macbeth that Birnam Wood is moving closer.
Act 5 Scene 6 Malcolm’s army reaches Macbeth’s castle: the battle starts.
Act 5 Scene 7 Macbeth kills Young Siward. Macduff kills Macbeth. Malcolm becomes king.

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