01.08 Macbeth Plot Analysis Graphic Organizer
Act in the Play
Macbeth takes place in Scotland during the Middle Ages. Main characters are Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Duncan, Malcolm, Donaldbain, Banquo, Fience, and Macduff
Lady Macbeth and Macbeth plot to kill the king any go through with their plan.
The conflicts and challenges encountered by the characters
The appearance of Banquo’s ghost at Macbeth’s coronation celebration
Turning point in the conflict
Macbeth murders Macduff’s family and lady macbeth goes crazy and kills herself. Macduff kills Macbeth
The events that occur after the main character makes the key decision in the story. Act 3
Malcolm becomes the king of Scotland
All the questions are answered and loose ends are tied.
As you read the scenes in this lesson, take notes on important events in the story. Provide the line or lines from the play that relate to the event. Stop and think for a moment about why that event is important for the story and add your thoughts in the space provided. Choose a minimum of three events.
Why is it important to the story?
Choose one of the events you added to your graphic organizer and think about why it is an important piece of the plot. Focus on the purpose it serves in the story. Consider how the story would change if that event was altered. Form your ideas into a reflection paragraph of at least five sentences. Make sure to include supporting evidence from the play in your reflection.
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