She should have died hereafter. There would have been a time for such a word. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a […]

Scene 1 † Characters: Doctor, Gentle Woman, Lady Macbeth Time: Night Location: Dunsinane, a room in the castle Events: A doctor and Gentle Woman discuss how Lady Macbeth has been sleep walking, they note how she is motioning her hands as if she is washing them, this is reference to her initial opinion that a small […]

Act 3 Scene 1- Summary † Characters: Macbeth, Banquo, Attendant, Lady Macbeth, (Lenox, Rosse, Other lords are present but do not speak) Location: Forres, a room in the palace Time: Soon after Act 2 finishes Events: Banquo reveals that he is leaving for a ride with his son, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth question him on this […]

Act 2 Scene 1 – Summary ‡ Characters: Macbeth, Banquo, Fleance Location: Inside the castle (inner court) Time: The night of the King’s arrival at the castle Events: Both Banquo and his son Fleance are inside the castle at Macbeth’s inner court (Glamis) Feeling nervous ‘twitchy’ Macbeth enters with a servant and Banquo questions why he […]

Act 1, Scene 1 – Summary † Characters: The three witches Location: A desert place Time: Unknown (before the end of the battle) Events: The witches plan to meet again after the battle is over, they will meet Macbeth at the heath Quote: “Fair is foul and foul is fair” – paradox Act 1, Scene 2 […]

Metaphor: Look like the time, bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue: look like the inncent flower But be the serpent under’t – Lady Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 5 Explanation: In this metaphor, Lady Macbeth is instructing her husband to deceive the king, wear a mask that conceals his true self, to welcome […]

Act 4 Scene 1 – Summary † Characters: Three witches and Macbeth Location: A dark cave Time: Unknown Events: Macbeth  meets with the three witches, who summon three apparitions for Macbeth. The first is an armed head (armour) it warns Macbeth to beware ‘Thane of Fife’ who is Macduff. The second apparition is a bloody child […]