Macbeth Scenes 1-7

Scene 1 Three witches speak about Macbeth and how they will meet him. “Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair”
Scene 2 Duncan meets a soldier returning from war in Norway and tells of Macbeth and Duncan’s bravery in battle, and Macbeth’s attack and killing of Macdonwald. Duncan says that he will crown him Thane of Cawdor because the Cawdor has sided with Norway
Scene 3 Macbeth and Banquo meet the witches. They call him Thane of Glamis, Cawdor, and King, which he does not know yet. Three prophicies: Macbeth will become the Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth will become King of Scotland, and Banquo’s children will be kings. Ross and Angus enter to tell Macbeth that he is Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth is distraught wit what he will have to do to become king.
Scene 4 Duncan’s son Malcolm assures that the Thane of Cawdor has been executed. Duncan thanks Banquo and Macbeth for their loyalty. Announces that Malcolm will be heir to the throne. Duncan says that he will visit Inverness and Macbeth leaves to prepare his castle. The King Duncan follows after with Banquo.
Scene 5 Back at Inverness, Lady Macbeth reads a letter from her husband about his meeting with the witches, while she worries that her husband is not ruthless enough. Calls for her husband to return quickly to change his mind and for evil spirits to unsex her. Upon Macbeth’s arrival, she says that she will prepare for the death and assassination of then king for him.
Scene 6 Duncan and Banquo arrive at Inverness, and Lady Macbeth takes them to see Macbeth
Scene 7 Macbeth, alone, wonders if he should kill the king. He wishes he didn’t have to kill the king, but he wants it to be over with. As Lady Macbeth enters, he tells her that he will not proceed, but she taunts him saying that he will be a man only if he goes through with it. Lady Macbeth says that she will get the bodyguards drunk and passed out so that Macbeth can kill Duncan and the blame will be on the bodyguards. He agrees.

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