MACBETH By: William Shakespeare Trinity Smith, Pd.1 Ms. Singh 11/21/17
All Hail Macbeth (1.3.51-53)
He bade me, from him, call thee Thane of Cawdor (1.3.110)
Act 1 Scene 1,3,5,6,7
Yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full of th' milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way... And that which rather thou dost fear to do... that I may pour my spirits in thine ear (1.5.16-17;27-29)
1.3 The three witches greet Macbeth as "Thane of Glamis", "Thane of Cawdor", and "king hereafter".
See, see our honored hostess! (1.6.13)
1.3 Ross and Angus arrive with news that the king has named Macbeth "Thane of Cawdor".
Art thou afeard to be the same in thine own act and valor as thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that which thou esteem's the ornament of life and live a coward in thine own esteem (1.7.43-47)
1.5 Lady Macbeth reads her husbands letter about his meeting the witches. She fears that Macbeth lacks the ruthlessness he needs to kill Duncan and fulfill the witches' second prophecy.
1.6 Duncan and his attendants arrive at Inverness. Lady Macbeth welcomes them.
1.7 Macbeth contemplates the reasons why it is a terrible thing to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth mocks his fears and offers a plan for Duncan's murder, which Macbeth accepts.