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Act 1: Prophecies and Plots

•King Duncan plans to reward Macbeth with the title Thane of Cawdor.

•*The witches prophesy is that Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland.*

•Macbeth is amazed that the witches prophesy came true.


Act 2: Murder Most Foul

•Macbeth sees a vision of a dagger.

•*He murders Duncan and Lady Macbeth helps covers up the murder.*

•Macduff finds Duncan murdered.


Act 3: Brutality and Betrayal

•*Banquo’s ghost appears.*

•Macbeth plans to see the witches again and they agree to meet him.

•*Macduff flees to England.*


Act 4: Revenge

•Macbeth visits the witches and discovers that he should fear Macduff.

•*Macduff learns the slaughter of his entire family.*

•Macduff vows to kill Macbeth.


Act 5: Downfall of the Macbeth’s

•Macbeth learns Lady Macbeth commuted suicide.

•Macbeth and Macduff meet.

•*Macduff kills Macbeth in single combat.*

•Macduff hails Malcom as King of Scotland.