Act 2, Scene 4

Characters:
– Old Man
– Rosse
– Macduff

Summary:
– Malcolm plans to leave to england, Donalbain to ireland. Rosse and an old man discuss the kings murder. Macduff joins them and tells them that the sons have been accused of bribing the body guards. Macbeth has already gone to Scone to be crowned as king as Rosse plans to attend the coronation. Macduff returns home to Fife.

Quote:
– “He is already named, and gone to Scone to be invested” – Macduff

Act 2, Scene 3

Characters:
– Macbeth
– Lady Macbeth
– Porter
– Macduff
– Lenox
– Lady Macbeth
– Banquo
– Donalbain

Summary:
– Macbeth is regretting what he has done. Macduff and Lennox joke about the effects of alcohol.  Macbeth shows Macduff where Duncan is lodging. Lenox describes the strange and unnatural events of the previous night. Macduff cries out at the discovery of the kings murder, Lennox and Macbeth go and see for themselves.  Macbeth returns and expresses his shock. Duncan’s sons, Malcolm and Donalbain are told their father is dead. Macbeth explains why he killed the boy guards Lady Macbeth faints as her husband recalls Duncans bloody murder.

Quote:
– “The night has been unruly: where we lay, our chimneys were blown down; and, as they say, lamentis her i’ the air; strange screams of death.”

Act 2, Scene 2

Characters:
– Lady Macbeth
– Macbeth

Summary:
– While Macbeth is off trying to kill Duncan, Lady Macbeth has drugged the kings guards and has placed their daggers ready for Macbeth to use to kill Duncan. Macbeth meets with Lady Macbeth after killing Duncan. His hands are covered in blood and he is mortified by not being able to say amen. Macbeth hears a voice in his head which tells him he he will  never sleep again. Lady Macbeth angrily says she will take the daggers back because Macbeth refuses.

Quote:
– “I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?” – Macbeth

Act 2, Scene 1

Characters:
– Banquo
– Fleance
– Macbeth

Summary:
Banquo cant sleep so he meets up with Macbeth and tells him and how pleased Duncan was with the hospitality he received, then they start talking about the witches. Banquo makes it very clear he is loyal to Duncan and then leaves Macbeth alone. Macbeth suddenly has a vision of a bloody dagger.

Quote:
– “Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle towards my hand?” – Macbeth

Character Analysis: Lady Macbeth

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Lady Macbeth Character Analysis:
In Act 1, Scene 6 of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth reveals her dark side. In the previous scene Lady Macbeth reads Macbeth’s letter about his greeting with the witches and their strange prophecies.

Act 1, Scene 6

CHARACTERS:
Angus
Duncan
Ross
Macduff
Lennox
Banquo
Malcolm
Donalbain

SUMMARY:
“In this scene of Macbeth, the characters arrive at Inverness. King Duncan comments on the sweetness of the air, and Banquo says birds must be nesting in the castle. It’s ironic that King Duncan comments on where he will die is beautiful. Lady Macbeth enters the scene and kindly greets the King and Thanes. Macbeth is no where to be seen, so the soon to be murder weighs more on him than his wife.” – Oliva Vuleta

ANALYSIS:
The beginning of this scene is set outside of Macbeth’s castle when King Duncan and many other men arrive and talk about their admiration for the castle. “This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle senses.” – Duncan. Little did they know that the terrible events that would soon happen there.

 

Act 1, Scene 5

CHARACTERS:
Macbeth
Lady Macbeth
Duncan
Messenger

SUMMARY:
Macbeth is unsettled by Malcolm becoming king. Lady Macbeth reads a letter from her husband which tells her about the witches promises. Lady Macbeth realizes that Macbeth is to good to kill Duncan and is happy when she hears the king will be staying in the castle that night.  Lady Macbeth calls upon evil spirits to help her kill the king, when her husband arrives she tells him to look innocent and leave everything to her.

METAPHOR ANALYSIS:

 

 

QUOTE:
 “The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which i must fall down, or else o’erleap, for in my way it lies.” – Macbeth

Act 1, Scene 4

CHARACTERS:
Duncan
Malcolm
Banquo
Macbeth

SUMMARY:
“In the palace courtroom, King Duncan receives the news of the execution of Cawdor and delivers formal thanks to Macbeth and Banquo for their part in the battle. Then, to the private astonishment of Macbeth, Duncan announces that his successor as king, whenever that may be, will be his son Malcolm.” – Olivia Vuleta

ANALYSIS:

QUOTE:
 “Is execution done on Cawdor? Are not those in commission yet returned?” – Duncan.

Act 1, Scene 3

CHARACTERS:
Witch 1, 2 and 3
Banquo
Macbeth

SUMMARY:
“In this scene, the Witches have gathered upon the heath- as they said they would, and the first witch is telling how she was disrespected by a sailors wife so they plan to cause mischief on them. She says she has a pilots thumb so Macbeth has come. Macbeth and Banquo are together and Macbeth says how his day has not been so good and bad at the same time. The Witches come before them and Banquo he asks Macbeth how far “these creatures” have come. He says they look like they should not belong on earth. He turns to them and asks if they can answer questions, they seem to understand him. He says they look women but their beards keep him from believing that they really are. Macbeth asks the witches what kind of creatures they are but they ignore him and give him all these praises.” – Olivia Vuleta

ANALYSIS: