The play begins with the brief appearance of a trio of witches and then moves to a military camp, where the Scottish king Duncan hears the news that his general’s Macbeth and Banquo , have defeated two separate invading armies one from lreland, led by the rebel macdowald, and one from Norway, Following their pitched battle with these enemy forces, Macbeth and Banquo encounter the witches prophecy that Macbeth will be made thane (a rank of Scottish nobility) of course and eventually king of Scotland they also prophesy that Macbeths companion , Banquo, will beget a line of Scottish king, although banquo will never be king himself. The witches vanish, Macbeth and Banquo treat their prophecies skeptically initial some of king Duncans man come to thank the two general’s for their victories in battle and to tell Macbeth that he has indeed been named thane of cowdor . The previous thane betrayed Scotland by fighting for the Norwegians and Duncan has condemned him to death. Macbeth is intrigued by the possibility that the reminder of the witches prophecy that he will be crowded king might be true, but he is cencertain what to expect. He visits with king Duncan and they plan to dine together at Inverness , MA castle that night. Macbeth writes ahead to his wife , lady Macbeth telling her all thet has happened.
Lady Macbeth suffers none of her husband’s uncertainty. She desires the kingship for him and wants him to murders Duncan in order to obtain it when Macbeth arrives at Inverness, she overrides all of her husband’s objections and persuades him to kill the king that very night. He and lady Macbeth plan to get Duncan’s two chamberlains drunk so they will black out. The next morning they will blace the murder on the chamber line’s who will be defenseless, as they will remember nothing whiller Duncan is asleep, Macbeth stabs him, despite his asleep, Macbeth stabs him, despite his doubt’s and a number of supernatural portents, including a vision of a bloody daggers. When Duncans death is discovered the next morning. Macbeth kills the chamberlains obtansibly out of range at their crime and easily Malcolm and donalbain flee to England and lreland respectively fearing that whoever killed Duncan desires their demise as well.
Fearful of the witches prophecy that Banquos heris will seize the throne. Macbeth hires a group of murderers to kill Banquo and his son Fleance . They ambush Banquo on his way to a royal feast but they fail to kill fleance. Who escapes into the night. Macbeth becomes furious as long as fleance is alive he fears that his mower remains become furious as long as fleance is alive he fears this his power remains insecure. At the feast that night, Banquos ghost visits Macbeth. When he sees the ghost Macbeth raves fearfully. Starting his guests, who incuele most of the great Scottish nobility lady Macbeth tries to neutralize the damage but Macbeth kingship inciter in creasing resistance from his noble and subjects. Frightened Macbeth goes to visit the witches in their cavern. There, they show him a sequence of Damon’s and spirits two present him with further prophecies he most beware of Macbeth a sctlish nobleman to the throne he is incapable of being her mad by any man boor of women and be will be safe until Birnam wood cames to dunsinane castle. Macbeth is relieved and feel secure, because knows that all men are born of women and that forests cannot move. When he learns that Macbeth order that Macbeth castle be seized and her children be murdered.
When news of his family’s execution reaches macduff in England. Prince Malcolm Duncan’s son, has succeed in raising an areny in England and Macbeth joins him as he ridgs to Scotland to challenge Macbeth forces. The invasion has the support of the Scottish noble who are appalled and frightened by Macbeth tyrannical and murderous behavior.ady Macbeth mean while becomes playired with fits of sleepwealking in which she becomes what she believes to be bloods tains on her hands Before Macbeth apponents arrive Macbeth recevies news that she has killed herself easing him to sink into a deep and pessimistic derpair. Never theless he awaiting the English and fortified dunsinane to which he seems to have without in order to defend himself certain that the witches prophecies guarantee his invincibility. He is struck numb with fear, how ever, when he learns that the English army is advancing on dunsince shieleled with bought cut from Birnam wood. Birnam wood is indeed coming to dunsinane, fulfilling nalf of the witches prophecy.
Overwhelm his army and lastte. On the battlefield Macbeth encounter’s the vengeful macduff, who declares that has was not” of women born but was instead ”untimely ripped “from his mother wombl what we now call birth cesarean section . Thought he realized that he is doomed. Macbeth emotions to fight until macfuff kills and beheads him. Malcolm now the king of Scotland, dectares his benevolent intentions for the country and invites all to see him crowned at scone.
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