Macbeth Act 1

Macbeth Act 1

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  • Scene 1 - AN OPEN PLACE IN Scotland
  • Where the place?
  • Upon the Heath
  • There to meet with Macbeth
  • Scene 2 - King Duncan's Camp near the battle field 
  • What he has lost, noble Macbeth has earned
  • Scene 3 - A bleak place near the battle field 
  • I'th' name of truth, are you fantastical, or that indeed which outwardly you show
  • My king, they haven’t come back yet. But I spoke with someone who saw Cawdor die,
  • The three Weird Sisters meet to discuss where they should meet Macbeth.
  • Scene 4- The Scottish Palace
  • You are thane of Glamis and Cawdor, and you’re going to be king, just like you were promised. But I worry about whether or not you have what it takes to seize the crown. 
  • After being informed about Macbeth's success against MacDonwald and the Scottish rebels by an injured general, and then of how Macbeth also defeated the traitorous Thane of Cawdor and the Norwegian army from Ross, King Duncan gives the title of "Thane of Cawdor" to Macbeth.
  • Scene 5- Macbeth's castle
  • Look, here comes our honored hostess! Sometimes the love my subjects bring me is inconvenient, but I still accept it as love. 
  • The three Weird Sisters meet Macbeth and Banquo in the woods and give Macbeth a prophecy that he will become Thane of Cawdor and become King afterwards. They similarity give on skeptical Banquo, saying that his sons will be king, but he won't.
  • Scene 6- outside Macbeth's castle
  • All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee Thane of Glamis! All Hail Macbeth! Hail to the Thane of Cawdor! All hail Macbeth, that should be king hereafter...
  • Duncan hears reports of Cawdor’s execution from his son Malcolm, who says that Cawdor died, confessing freely and repenting of his crimes. Duncan thanks the two generals profusely for their heroism in the battle, and they profess their loyalty and gratitude toward Duncan. Duncan announces to name Malcolm the heir to his throne. Macbeth notes to himself that Malcolm stands between him and the crown. Plans are made for Duncan to dine at Macbeth’s castle,Macbeth goes ahead of the royal party to inform his wife.
  • Has the former thane of Cawdor been executed yet? Haven’t the people in charge of that come back?
  • Lady Macbeth reads to herself a letter she has received from Macbeth. The letter announces Macbeth’s promotion to the thaneship of Cawdor and details his meeting with the witches. Lady Macbeth murmurs that she knows Macbeth is ambitious, but fears he is too kind  to take the steps necessary to make himself king.
  • Duncan, the Scottish lords, and their attendants arrive outside Macbeth’s castle. Duncan praises the castle’s pleasant environment, he thanks Lady Macbeth, who came to greet him, for her hospitality. She says that it's her duty to be hospitable since she and her husband owe so much to their king. 
  • Everything we’re doing for you, even if it were doubled and then doubled again, is nothing compared to the honors you have brought to our family. 
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