" Methought i heard a voice cry, "Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep" - the innocent sleep, Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care, The death of each day's life, sore labor's bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast."
By: William Shakespeare
" I am in blood stepped so far that, should i wade no more, returning were so tedious as o'er."- Macbeth
In act 1, the three witches are predicting what will happen to Macbeth, in future events. The witches help cast the supernatural feel to the story of Macbeth. He is announced the Thane of Cawdor after the death of original thane. Banquo, and Macbeth, both meet the witches a little later in the act. Banquo is very alert while speaking with the witches. He does not want to give in a believe their prophecy. Macbeth on the other hand, loved what the witches said, and started planning King Duncan's murder.
" Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
" HAil, King of Scotland!"
In act 2, Lady Macbeth convinced Macbeth to murder the king with the plan. Macbeth completed the task by stabbing King Duncan with a dagger. After the crime is over, Macbeth feels extreme guilt. Macbeth can not handle the stress from the murderous crime and wipes the blood on the servants, so they look like the king's murders. Duncan's sons go to England after the murder.
" Out, damned spot! Out, I say!"- Lady macbeth
During act 3, Macbeth hires 3 murders to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance. The plan failed when Fleance was able to escape from being killed. As the night continued, Macbeth started to become paranoid during an important dinner. Lady Macbeth had to tell the guests to finally go home once Macbeth saw Banquo's ghost. Lady Macbeth is trying her hardest to hide the truth even though, Macduff did not attend the banquet because he is becoming suspicious of Macbeth.
In this act, the witches meet to show Macbeth 4 apparitions to show what the future holds. Macbeth's attitude completely changes at this point in the story. Macbeth starts to demand things from the witches after they build up Macbeth's pride. The witches make him believe he was indivisible, and not one person could kill him. Later on, Macbeth decides to send an army to Macduff's castle to slaughter Macduff's whole family, which was unsuccessful. Malcolm, Duncan's son, declares war on Macbeth soon after.
" he had none. his flight was madness. When our actions do not, Our fears do make us traitors."- Lady Macbeth
In the last act, Macbeth is beheaded by Macduff. After Berniam Woods started to ''move'', thanks to Macduff's and Malcolm's armies, Macbeth knew he was in trouble. Lady Macbeth died after she was consumed with the murder plan it caused her to sleep walk. Before Macduff killed Macbeth he admitted that he, Maduff, was born by a c-section, and not woman. Malcolm became the new King of Scotland!