Macbeth Story Structure: By Arianna Lazzara

Macbeth Story Structure: By Arianna Lazzara
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  • Exposition
  • Macbeth
  • King Duncan
  • Banquo
  • Conflict
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  • Rising Action
  • "All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!"
  • "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!"
  • "All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter."
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  • The characters who were introduced in the story were Macbeth, King Duncan, and Banquo. The setting of the story is in Scotland. Macbeth and Banquo were both generals of the King's army and King Duncan was the King of Scotland.  Macbeth was a brave soldier and was well liked. 
  • Climax
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  • "Despair thy charm, and let the demon whom thou still hast served tell thee Macduff was from his mother's womb untimely ripped."
  • The conflict in the story is man vs. man. Macbeth wanted power and it was hard for him to control what he desired the most. He wants to become King of Scotland. Macbeth is in an evil mindset. He is in conflict with his own conscience and he is becoming paranoid after he committed a vicious deed. 
  • Falling Action
  • Macbeth and Banquo both encountered three witches that told Macbeth the prophecies of his future. The witches told him that he would become Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and King of Scotland. Macbeth decided to kill King Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff's family. Macbeth visited the witches another time, and they told him three more predictions. 
  • Denouement
  • While Macduff and Macbeth are fighting in a battle, Macduff tells Macbeth that he was ripped from his mother's womb. Now Macbeth had someone to be afraid of. Macbeth was shocked and surprised after hearing this.
  • Macduff and Macbeth fought to death as revenge. Macbeth fights even though he heard about the misleading prophecy. Macduff beheads Macbeth with a sword. 
  • Malcom becomes King of Scotland and Macbeth is now dead. Lady Macbeth committed suicide. The kingdom changed and was finally fixed. 
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