macbeth - shakespeare

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Act One 1.) Macbeth’s reaction to the witches prophecy is one of surprise, and interest. He also wants to be told more, and know how the witches know these things. Banquo however, is more cautious, and not sure. Banquo also questions if the witches were even real; he is much more sceptical. 2.) Macbeth finds out in scene 4 that Malcolm, not him is chosen by the King to be his successor, this makes Macbeth decide that “…

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…That struts and frets his hour on stage, And then is heard no more.” He basically starts to think in retrospect on how insignificant he is. 4.) The final trick played on Macbeth by the witches is the prophecy that Macbeth will not be harmed of women born. When he fights Macduff he learns that Macduff was born of Caesarean section, and therefor ‘not of women born’. “…Macduff was from his mother’s womb Untimely ripped.”