Macbeth Act 1

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Act 1 scenes 1-7

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  • Scene #1
  • "Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair, Hover through the fog and filthy air".
  • Scene #2
  • This is the sergeant... who fought Gainst my captivity.
  • What bloody man is that?
  • Scene #3
  • Your children shall be kings.
  • Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair Macbeth!!!! (Not the motif)
  • You shall be King.
  • The three wyrd witches enter this scene under thunder and lightning, which gives the first motif of Natural and Unnatural. After discussing when and where they should meet, which is after Macbeths battle against the Scottish rebels and the Norwegian Army. Lastly ending their meet by saying the second motif "Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair".
  • Scene #4
  • We will establish our estate upon our eldest, Malcolm, The Prince of Cumberland.
  • He was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust.
  • The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which I must fall down or else o'erleap.
  • The bloodied captain,foreshadowing the blood motif, saved Malcolm from capture. Telling King Duncan how Brave Macbeth cut down the Scottish rebels and Macdonwald. When the captain was sent to the surgeons, Ross is summoned, describing the magnificent victory against Norway. Lastly, Duncan orders the Thane of Cawdors execution, and to bestow that title to Macbeth.
  • Scene #5
  • Look like th' innocent flower, But be the serpent under 't.
  • Macbeth and Banquo have received their prophecies from the wyrd witches. Being told that Macbeth would be Thane of Cawdor and king, and Banquo won't be king, yet his sons will. As they discuss the prophecy, Ross and Angus are summoned to grant Macbeth the titile of Thane of Cawdor. Igniting Macbeths Ambition to earning kingship.
  • Scene #6/#7
  • All our service, In every point twice done and then done double.
  • And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting "I dare not" wait upon "I would", Like the poor cat i' th' adage?
  • King Duncan shows blind trust towards Macbeth and is unaware of his ambitions, introducing the blindness motif. Also a Wanton has given Malcolm the title of Prince of Cumberland, which is an obstacle for Macbeth in order to earn kingship.
  • Lady Macbeth believes that Macbeth is ambitious yet not cruel enough to kill Duncan for Kingship. After praying to the demons to fill her with complete darkness, she talks to Macbeth about hiding your inner cruelty and maintain a kind posture before King Duncan's assassination.
  • In scene 6 King Duncan is welcomed to Macbeth's castle which by outer appearance seems like a piece of heaven, yet a dark fate awaits for him. Which Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair. Then in Scene 7, Macbeth is abased and humiliated by Lady Macbeth, questioning his manhood and ambition, only to be persuaded by her plan to blame Duncan's death on the guards.
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