Macbeth – Key scenes

Act 1 scene 3 Banquo and Macbeth meet the witches and hear the prophecies
Act 1 scene 5 Macbeth sends Lady Macbeth a letter about the prophecies
Act 1 scene 7 Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan even though he decided not to
Act 2 scene 1 Macbeth on his way to the murder, hallucinates a dagger
Act 2 scene 2 Just after the murder, discusses it with Lady Macbeth
Act 3 scene 1 Banquo suspects Macbeth of foul play and Macbeth plots Banquo’s murder
Act 3 scene 4 Banquet scene
Act 4 scene 1 Macbeth visits witches again
Act 4 scene 2 Macduff’s family is killed
Act 5 scene 1 Lady Macbeth’s madness is observed
Act 5 scene 5 Macbeth hears of Lady Macbeth’s death – “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow” soliloquy
Act 5 scene 8 Macbeth killed by Macduff

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