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-Dr. Seuss

Monday, April 14, 2014

Macbeth Act 5 Notes

Scene 1: 

  • Gentlewomen explaining to Doctor that Lady Macbeth sleep walks
  • Lady Macbeth always has a candle near her bed side
  • rubs her hands as if she were to wash them...
-her hands are stained with evil

  • Lady Macbeth speaks of old man and blood (who?)
  • her hands will never be clean
  • Speaks of Banquo and how he is now dead and buries and can't possibly come out of his tomb
  • "What's done cannot be undone" 
Foul whisp'rings are abroad. Unnatural deeds
Do breed unnatural troubles. Infected minds
To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets.
More needs she the divine than the physician.
God, God forgive us all! Look after her,
Remove from her the means of all annoyance,
And still keep eyes upon her. So, good night.
My mind she has mated, and amazed my sight.
I think, but dare not speak.

Scene 2: 

  • English Army is near
  • Rumor has it Macbeth has gone mad and is guarding his castle

Scene 3: 
  • Malcom=medicine of sick country 
  • Macbeth believe in the witches prophecies “Fear not, Macbeth. No man that’s born of woman Shall e'er have power upon thee.” Then fly, false thanes,
  • The attack on Macbeth is confirmed
  • Macbeth wears his armor
  • Asks Doctor to cure wife and country
Scene 4:

  • Soldiers get prepared to fight
  • grab branch from forest and hold it up to try to trick Macbeth
  • pep talking each other 

Scene 5: 
  • The army is approaching
  • Macbeth says to many horrible things have happened to him that he is no longer afraid of horrible things
  • Lady macbeth is dead
  • tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
  • Moving forest=english army
"If thou speak’st false,
Upon the next tree shall thou hang alive
Till famine cling thee. If thy speech be sooth,
I care not if thou dost for me as much.
I pull in resolution and begin"

Scene 6:
  • Malcom, Siward, MacDuff 
  • ready for battle
  • putting the branches down and showing who they are

Scene 7: 
  • "What’s he That was not born of woman? Such a one Am I to fear, or none."
  • Macbeth and young Siward face to face
  • young Siward is killed 

Scene 8:
  • Macbeth rather see others die than himself
  • MacDuff and Macbeth fight 
  • insult each other
  • MacDuff says he was not born from a women/ c-section?
  • Macbeth is afraid to fight 
  • Ross breaks the new to Siward that young Siward is dead
  • MacDuff carries in Macbeth's head
"...As calling home our exiled friends abroad
That fled the snares of watchful tyranny,
Producing forth the cruel ministers
Of this dead butcher and his fiendlike queen,
Who, as ’tis thought, by self and violent hands
Took off her life; this, and what needful else
That calls upon us, by the grace of Grace"

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