Macbeth Summary

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Act I
In the beginning of the act there were three witches planning to meet again up on the plain with Macbeth. Macbeth along with Banquo was in battle with the Norwegians killing Macdonald. Macbeth and Banquo meet with the three itches on the plain where they prophesied that Macbeth would become king and that Banquo children would also become king. But Malcolm, who would be the heir to the throne, was standing between Macbeth and his kingdom. So Lady Macbeth makes plans for her and Macbeth to kill King Duncan. Macbeth changes his mind thinking it will only result in losing his honor to him only being convinced again by Lady Macbeth to go along with the plan. Act II

The plan to kill King Duncan is fulfilled in this act. Lady Macbeth states that if King Duncan didn’t look like her father she would’ve killed him herself. After Macbeth kills the king and his attendants he shows a sign of great remorse. With a knock on the door, Macbeth becomes frightened worrying that the blood from the murders wouldn’t wash off. At the door was Macduff and Lennox coming to meet with the king only to discover he had been murdered. In fear of being killed too Malcolm and Donalbain fled and Macbeth became king. Act III

Thinking that since his own prophecy came true, Macbeth summons two men to kill Banquo and his son Fleance so that Banquo’s prophecy won’t come true and Duncan’s murder wasn’t for nothing. In the attack of Banquo and his son, Banquo was killed but his son escaped. At the feast Macbeth is frightened when he sees Banquo’s ghost sitting in an empty chair. So he decides to visit the three witches requesting to know his fate. Lennox believes that Macbeth is the cause of both Duncan and Banquo’s murder. Macduff has gone to England to join with King Edward to defeat Macbeth. Act IV

When Macbeth meets with the witches they conjure up three apparitions in response to his questions. The three apparition warns Macbeth to beware Macduff and that he won’t be defeated until Great...
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