Macbeth

Macbeth

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth by William ShakespeareAct 1StoryboardEmma Haas
  • Act 1 Scene 1
  • "Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air (1.1.10)."
  • Act 1 Scene 2
  • "No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive Our bosom interest: go pronounce his present death, And with his former title greet Macbeth (1.2.63-65)."
  • Act 1 Scene 3
  • "All hail, Macbeth, that shall be king hereafter(1.3.50)."
  • In scene 1 Act 1 The 3 witches appear. The witches talk of a battle and plans to meet with Macbeth after it is done. They then foreshadow by the quote shown above that not all is as it seems. Perhaps what appears good might be evil and what appears evil might be good.
  • Act 1 Scene 4
  • "The Prince of Cumberland- that is a step on which I must fall down, or else overleap, For in my way it lies. (1.4.49-51)."
  • In Act 1 Scene 2 the Captain of the army brings news about the battle to the King in a military camp. He tells of the bravery of Macbeth and Banquo and how Macbeth killed the traitor. The king declares the traitor the Thane of Cawdor to be put to death and tells them to give his title to Macbeth.
  • Act 1 Scene 5
  • '"Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under't. He that's coming must be provided for, and you shall put this night's great business into my dispatch (1.5.64-67)."
  • In Act 1 Scene 3 the 3 witches greet Macbeth and Banquo on their way back from the battle. They give 3 prophecies to each of them. Macbeth is then greeted as Thane of Cawdor as the witches prophecies said predicted makes him believe that he will be king. Banquo is weary of the witches prophecies however.
  • In Act 1 Scene 4 the King greets Macbeth. The King Duncan rewards Macbeth and Banquo and they swear their loyalty to him. The King declares his son Malcom heir. Macbeth realizes that if he wants to be king he will have to get rid of Malcom. The King and others decide to go to Macbeths' home to feast in celebration.
  • In Act 1 Scene 5 Lady Macbeth receives a letter from Macbeth telling her of the prophecies and his new title. She decides that she will do whatever it takes to ensure Macbeth becomes King. Macbeth arives and tells her the King is coming. She talks to Macbeth about killing the King telling him to look innocent but be ready to strike.
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