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Macbeth Act 5 Scenes 1,2 and 3
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Act 5 Scene 1,2 and 3
Act 5 Scene 1
Lady Macbeth walks around in a trance with a candle, bemoaning the murders of Lady Macduff and Banquo
she seems to see blood on her hands and claims that nothing will ever wash it off.
"What, will these hands ne'er be clean?" she rubs at her hands
The Doctor realizes what she is saying, "go to, go to. You have known what you should not."
She leaves, and the doctor and gentlewoman marvel at her descent into madness.
Act 5 Scene 2
Outside the castle, Scottish lords discuss the military situation
The English Army, led by Malcom will meet with the Scottish near Birnam Wood
The English Army and Scottish Rebels lust for revenge
"Revenges burn in them, for their dear causes Would to the bleeding and the grim alarm Excite the mortified man."
Macbeth has fortified Dunsinane Castle and is making his military preparations in a mad rage.
Act 5 Scene 3
Macbeth strides into the hall of Dunsinane with the doctor and his attendants
Macbeth is proud and fearless since “none of woman born” can harm him
His servant "Seyton" confirms the army of 10,000 is near
The doctor tells Macbeth that his wife is not ill but haunted from “thick-coming fancies”
Macbeth orders him to cure her of her delusions
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