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Notre Dame School

Krystie Marie Sosa Amiama

The Tragedy Of Macbeth by Shakespeare.

Language Arts

Ms.Belkys Custals

Full title -The Tragedy of Macbeth
Author - William ShakespeareGenre - Tragedy
Time and place written - 1606, England
Date of first publication - First Folio edition, 1623

The play begins with the appearance of a 3 of witches and then moves to a military camp,where the Scottish King Duncan hears the news that his generals, Macbeth and Banquo, have defeated two separate invading armies (one from Ireland, led by the rebel Macdonwald, and one from Norway).Following their pitched battle, Macbeth and Banquo encounter the witches as they cross a moor. The witches told them that Macbeth will be made thane of Cawdor and eventually King of Scotland, They alsotold them that Banquo, will begin a line of Scottish kings. After the witches disappear, Macbeth and Banquo meet two noblemen Ross and Angus, who thank the two generals for their victories in battleand announce Macbeth's new title as thane of Cawdor. Macbeth is intrigued by the possibility that the witches’ prophecy might be true, but he does not know what to think. He visits with King Duncan,and they plan to have dinner together at Macbeth’s castle, that night. Macbeth writes a letter to his wife, Lady Macbeth, informing her of the witches' prophesy and its realization.

Lady Macbeth doesnot feels uncertain about the witches´ prophesy, She desires the kingship for him and wants him to murder Duncan in order to have it. When Macbeth arrives at his castle, his wife overrides all of hisobjections and convinces him to kill Duncan. She then tells him her plan for the murder, which Macbeth accepts: they will kill him while his drunken chamberlains sleep, then plant incriminatingevidence on the chamberlains, who will be defenseless, as they will remember nothing.
Lady Macbeth waits for her husband to finish the murder. Macbeth enters still carrying the bloody daggers and she...
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