Act 3, Scene 1 Summary Location: A room in the palace Characters: Banquo, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Lenox, Rosse, lords and attendants Events: Macbeth has just become King of Scotland. Banquo is fearful that Macbeth murdered Duncan and wonders if the Witches prophecy to him will come true. Macbeth plans a feast for his friends and […]

Act 2, Scene 4 Summary Location: Outside Macbeth’s castle Characters: Old Man, Rosse, Macduff Events: Rosse and the Old Man discuss the murder and the unnatural events that have followed. Macduff soon joins them and reports that King Duncan’s sons have been accused of bribing the guards. This adds suspicion to Duncan’s sons. He also […]

Act 2, Scene 3 Summary Location: A courtyard within Macbeth’s castle and outside Macbeth’s castle Characters: Porter, Macduff, Lenox, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, Malcolm, Donalbain Events: This scene begins with a soliloquy by the Porter. This speech sets the tone for how comedic and interesting the character is. He imagines himself to be the porter […]

Act 2, Scene 2 Summary Location: A courtyard withing Macbeth’s castle Characters: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth Events: Macbeth returns from killing Duncan. He is very distraught over his unholy feelings and his inability to say “amen”. He has also heard a voice telling him he will never sleep again and in his distractedness, has brought back […]

Act 2, Scene 1 Summary Location: A courtyard within Macbeth’s castle Characters: Macbeth, Banquo, Fleance Events: Banquo and Macbeth discuss the Witches after Banquo has a dream about them. Banquo leaves Macbeth at his consent. Suddenly, Macbeth sees a vision of a blood-stained dagger. In Macbeth’s soliloquy, he speaks to the dagger and comes to […]

Act 1, Scene 7 Summary Location: A room in the castle.  Characters: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth Events: Macbeth thinks about the possible consequences as well as King Duncan’s virtues. He respects Duncan greatly. When Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that he cannot go through with killing his own blood, she accuses him of being a coward. After discussing with his […]

Act 1, Scene 3 Summary Characters: The three Witches Location: A heath near Forres. Events: The Witches deliver the news to Macbeth that he is Thane of Cawdor and is destined to be King later on. They also tell Banquo that his child will become King. Macbeth discovers that he is actually Thane of Cawdor […]

Act 1, Scene 6 Summary Loaction: Outside Macbeth’s castle. Characters: Duncan, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth Events: Duncan arrives to Macbeth’s castle and admires how beautiful it is. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth welcome him.  Quote: No important quotes found in this scene. 

Act 1, Scene 5 Summary Characters: Lady Macbeth, a Messenger, Macbeth Location: Macbeth’s castle in Inverness. Events: Lady Macbeth recieves a letter from her husband, Macbeth. The letter talks about Macbeth’s encounter with the supernatural Witches and their prediction that he will become King. Macbeth has come home unexpentantly and brings Duncan with him. Lady […]

Act 1, Scene 4 Summary Characters: King Duncan, Malcom, Macbeth, Banquo Location: The Palace.  Events: Duncan and Malcom speak about how Cawdor is dead. Macbeth tries to hide the truth that he knows about the prediction he will be King. King Duncan praises Banquo.  Quote: “Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires:”