Second Scene In Macbeth

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Macbeth is a play written by the playwright, William Shakespeare in 1606. It begins with the three Weird Sisters configuring a proper time to meet with Macbeth. In the second scene, King Duncan, Macbeth, and Banquo, Macbeth’s dear friend are introduced. The Weird Sisters greet Macbeth, along with Banquo, exalting Macbeth with the names Thane of Glamis, Cawdor, and king hereafter. They moreover promise Banquo that he will be the father of kings. When Banquo and Macbeth return to the King, he confronts them with gratitude for their noble acts and gives the open throne of Cawdor to Malcolm. Macbeth sends his wife, Lady Macbeth, a letter explaining all the events that have happened. She decides to host a dinner, inviting King Duncan to stay the night. During that night, he is murdered and Macbeth becomes king. Later in the story, the Weird Sisters approach Macbeth once more because of his request to reassure his authority. Three apparitions appear and inform him to beware of Macduff, and that he cannot be harm by a man born of woman. Towards the denouement of the play, Macbeth comes in contact with Macduff and is not afraid because he assumes that Macduff is born of woman, but he is wrong. Macduff remarks that “ . . . thee Macduff was from his mother’s womb untimely ripped” (Shakespeare 5.8.185). Macbeth is slain by Macduff and all…show more content…
She favors their words and utters to herself, “ . . . Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts, . . . And fill me . . . Of direst cruelty. . . Wherever in your sightless substances / You wait on nature’s mischief. . .” (Shakespeare 1.5.33). She wants the supernatural forces to fill her with wickedness to fulfill the Weird Sisters’ prophecy, which gives readers a first glimpse of who Lady Macbeth portrays herself to be. She is a person who seeks wealth and does what it takes for her own
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