Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1 Analysis

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The story of Macbeth is written by William Shakespeare and is set in medieval Scotland. It is a story of a man who lusts to become king, becomes king, and then is ultimately defeated by the end of the play. In this play many characters come in and out of the spotlight. Some speak very few lines, and may only appear in one act of the play, while others are in every single act of the play and speak for most of story. One character that appears for just one scene, but has a major role in revealing a major plot line in the story is the Lord in act 3 scene 6. The major plot point that the Lord reveals helps to shape the rest of the play. Lords typically were above the normal citizens of a feudal society, but were not above the king. This character…show more content…
In scene 4 of act 5 Malcolm along with, Siward, Macduff, Menteith, Caithness, Angus, Lennox, Ross, and other soldiers that are with them. It is safe to assume that the Lord is there with them fighting against Macbeth’s army as he was very loyal to Malcolm, going with him to England. Malcolm begins to take a leadership role in this scene speaking first. He states, “Cousins, I hope the days are near at hand The chambers will be safe” (Macbeth 5.4.1-2). Essentially he is stating that he hopes after this battle that days will be better for all people in Scotland. In act 5 scene 6 they begin their attack on the castle that Macbeth is held up in. He states, “Make all our trumpets speak; give them all breath, Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death” (Macbeth 5.6.9-10). Meaning that they should sound their trumpets and being blood and death upon the castle. The Lord of course would be fighting in all of this. There is a possibility that he may have died in this fight, but most likely due to his skill in fighting as a lord there is a high possibility he would have survived. Then it moves into the final scene of act 5, scene 8, where Macbeth and Macduff eventually fight. Macduff in this fight reveals that his mother was dead when he was born and that he was cut out of the womb. As stated, “Tell thee Macduff was from his mother’s womb Untimely ripped” (Macbeth 5.8.15-16). This renders Macbeth’s prophecy useless as Macduff was not born the normal way a person is supposed to born. Macbeth and Macduff then continue to fight until ultimately Macbeth is slain by Macduff. Malcolm and everyone else then enter into the scene and hail Malcolm as the new king of Scotland. “Hail, King of Scotland” (Macbeth 5.8.61). The Lord finally had gotten what he wanted, which was for Malcolm to be king. The Lord would most likely have survived the fight as lords were usually skilled fighters, and many in Macbeth’s army were
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