MacbethAct V & Important Quotes Soo Ji Kang Natalie Rabb Rhett Martincevic Solange Levy Eun Jin Sun
Agenda • Act V Quiz • Important Quotes and their Significance • Scene Summaries (1-8) • Enactment of Act V • Discussion/Quick Write
Important Quotes • “Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it.”(1.5.76-78). • “Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?” (2.1.44-45).
Important Quotes • “Come, you spiritsThat tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here...” (1.5.47-48) • “Fair is foul, and foul is fair...” (1.1.12)
Important Quotes • “We have scorched the snake, not killed it.”(3.2.15). • It will have blood they say; blood will have blood” (3.4.151).
Quotes Continued(…4 more quote slides) • “Out damned spot, out I say!” (5.1.37) • “I have lived long enough. My way of life is fall’n into the sere, the yellow leaf...” • (5.3.26-27).
Quotes Continued • “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?”(2.2.78-79). • “Despair thy charm and let the angel whom thou still hast served tell thee Macduff was from his mother’s womb untimely ripped” (5.8.17-20).
… More Quotes • “Duncan is in his grave. After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well” (3.2.25-26). • “But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in to saucy doubts and fears (3.4.26-27).
More Quotes… (almost there) • “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow...And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!”(5.5.22, 25-27). • “Besides, this DuncanHath borne his faculties so meek, hath been so clear in his great office..”(1.7.16-18).
Quotes (last one!) • “God’s benison go with you, and with those that would make good of bad, and friends of foes!”( 2.4.55-56). • “Wisdom! To leave his wife, to leave his babies..He loves us not..”(4.2.8-10).
Scene 1 • Lady MB is caught sleepwalking by the doctor and a gentlewoman. • She repeatedly tries to “wash” a spot of blood off her hands • “Come out damned spot!…Why should we be scared? No one will put the guilt on us.” (5.1.37) • The doctor tells the gentlewoman that her conscience is burdened and people with guilty minds confess their secrets to their pillows as they sleep, but he doesn’t know why. Lady Macbeth by Henry Fuseli
Scene 2 & 3 • A group of Scottish thanes discuss the military situation: the English army, led by Malcolm, approaches and the Scottish army and will meet them at Birnam Wood. • At this point Macbeth is boasting proudly that he has nothing to fear from the English army or Malcolm. • However, when he calls his servant Seyton, who confirms that an army of ten thousand is approaching, Macbeth begins to doubt himself.
Scene 4 & 5 • Malcolm reveals his plan to use tree branches to disguise the approach of the army to Dunsinane Castle. • After a woman’s cry is heard, Macbeth finds out that the queens is dead. • A messenger enters with new that the trees of Birnam Wood are coming towards Dunsinane. • Realizing that the prophesies are coming true, he decides that the best he can do it die in battle.
Scenes 6 & 7 • Malcolm orders the English soldiers to throw down their branches, and show themselves as they are. • Macbeth strikes all those around him and kills Old Siward’s son. • However on the other side of the battle, Macbeth’s army surrendered the castle.
Scene 8 • When Macduff finally encounters Macbeth, Macbeth is not scared and insists that he is invincible because of the witches’ prophecy. However Macduff tells Macbeth that he was not of woman born, but rather “from his mother’s womb” (5.8.15). • Macbeth suddenly fears for his life, but says he will die fighting not surrendering and they exit fighting • After Malcolm and Siward capture the castle, Macduff emerges with Macbeth’s head in his hand and proclaims Malcolm king of Scotland. • Malcolm declares that all his thanes will be made earls, call home their exiled friends , and invites them all to see him crowned at Scone.
Congratulations! Now it's time for a Quick Write! Now you have all mastered Act V!
Quick Write • How has Macbeth changed throughout the novel, especially in Act 5? Consider his intentions in the beginning of the play and his intentions in the end, his reasoning for all of his murders, and his reaction to his wife’s death. How does this reflect his changing personality? Who drove Macbeth to do what he did, or was it really fate? How is this parallel to another story we’ve read in class? • to another story we've read