Macbeth (exposition, rising action, falling action, resolution, & climax)

the witches discuss where to meet Macbeth and Banquo exposition
Macbeth and Banquo encounter the witches rising action
Lady Macbeth’s speeches lead Macbeth into seizing the crown rising action
Macbeth is told he is now Thane of Cawdor rising action
King Duncan is told reports of the war exposition
King Duncan announces to Ross that Macbeth will be given the new title “Thane of Cawdor” and asks Ross to deliver this news to Macbeth. expositon
the witches approach Macbeth and Banquo on the battlefield and prophesy of their futures rising action
Lady Macbeth receives Macbeth’s letter about the witches’ prophecies and vows to make him king. rising action
Macbeth sees a floating dagger that is pointing towards King Duncan’s chamber rising action
Macbeth murders King Duncan climax
Lady Macbeth smears blood on the king’s guards and plants the weapons in their possession falling action
The increasingly brutal murders of Duncan’s servants, Banquo, Lady Macduff, and Macduff’s son falling action
Macbeth’s second meeting with the witches takes place falling action
Lady Macbeth starts to feel guilty, sleepwalks, and kills herself falling action
Macbeth is told to beware of Macduff, to not fear any man born of a woman, and that he will not be vanquished until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane falling action
Macduff goes to England to join forces with Malcolm and England’s army falling action
the doctor says that Lady Macbeth needs the divine for healing, not a doctor falling action
Macbeth gives his speech of “Out, out, brief candle” falling action
Macbeth learns that Macduff is not born of a woman and is then killed by Macduff resolution
Malcolm is crowned the new king of Scotland and peace is restored to the kingdom resolution

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