15th May 2018

Macbeth – Act 5, Scene 9

Act 5, Scene 9 Summary

Location: Dunsinane, within the castle
Characters: Malcolm, Siward, Rosse, Macduff, thanes and soldiers
Events: Rosse informs Siward that his son has been killed, but died a brave death. Macduff enters with Macbeth’s head. Malcolm rewards the thanes by making them earls. He explains what now has to be done, and invites everyone to his coronation as being crowned King of Scotland.
Quote/s: “Hail, King! for so thou art. Behold, where stands
Th’ ursuper’s cursèd head: the time is free.
I see thee compassed with thy kingdom’s pearl,
That speak my salutation in their minds;
Whose voices I desire aloud with mine…”
-Macduff
“Hail, King of Scotland.” -All

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