Summary Of Macbeth

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Macbeth, the valiant hero or the murderer? Macbeth is written by William Shakespeare and is set in Scotland.When the play begins we are introduced to three witches.The three ladies quickly appear and disappear before readers can fully know who they are and why Shakespeare introduces them. However, the scene swiftly switches from the witches to a bloody battlefield. Scotland and Ireland are in battle against each other, for a reason that is unknown to readers (Shakespeare 4-5). During this battle the Thane of Cawdor dies, and word reaches King Duncan. King Duncan values the noble Macbeth so highly, he sends his servant to announce him Thane of Cawdor (6). Meanwhile Macbeth is still on the battlefield. Macbeth is the main character of the story,…show more content…
(Shakespeare 28)”After everyone in the house has gone to sleep, Macbeth checks to make sure that the King 's servants have gone to sleep. Once he is for sure they are asleep, he takes a dagger to King Duncan. When King Duncan realizes who it is, he is in complete shock. He tries to fight macbeth off, but to no avail. The fight was over, helplessly King Duncan dies. Macbeth runs down to lady Macbeth after he realizes what he has done, as he sees the dagger in his hand. He sees his garments have King Duncan 's blood on them, and remorse begins to set. Macbeth can not believe what he has done. Guilt begins to overwhelm him, but lady Macbeth tries to convince him that everything will be…show more content…
Macbeth hires two murderers, and has Banquo killed. This is very contradicting to the original Macbeth readers met. He seemed as if he was a good friend, always looking out for Banquo. An example of this would be when they met the three witches and Macbeth reminded them to prophecy to Banquo as well (9). In act 3, Macbeth is haunted by Banquo’s spirit. All the guest at the feast were questioning what was happening to him. Lady Macbeth comes up with multiple lies for his behavior, trying to distract the guest. Macbeth snaps out of it, and rejoins with the group. Macbeth is still terrified that someone can take the throne, even with Banquo and Duncan dead. He tells his wife that he is going to see the witches again. However she tells him not to worry with it, but instead go to bed. In this scene, Lady Macbeth’s advice is different. She is no longer pushing her husband to do things he should not do
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