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Act 1 1The point of the first scene is that it is the exposition and it sets the mood with darkness and a storm It also introduces motifs supernatural things the idea of things and the stormy fate of Scotland It shows the witches deciding when theyll meet again and introduces Macbeth 2Duncan calls Macbeth valiant cousinworthy gentleman This is ironic because Macbeth will be his murderer 3The Thane of Cawdor is sentenced to death 4For Macbeth the witches predict that first he will be Thane of Glamis then Thane of Cawdor and last king 5Ross announces he is Thane of Cawdor 6Banquo says that the witches play with minds often telling good things without the bad consequences 7Duncan replies he trusted the Thane of Cawdor 8Macbeths desires are to be king He realizes something will have to be done to achieve that 9Lady Macbeth tells us her opinion of Macbeth is that he is too kind to kill because he lacks courage She plans to help him by convincing him to take the crown one way or another 10 Lady Macbeths prayer is that she wants to be filled with cruelty and she will do whatever has to be done for Macbeth to be king 11 Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth to hide his feelings and for him to look evil even when his heart is full of evil 12Three conflicts that Macbeth argues to himself about murdering Duncan are -As Duncans kinsman and subject he has certain obligations to the king -Macbeth entertains Duncan therefore he is obligated to protect him -Duncan is a good king he is fair and is well-loved so there will a great uprising against the person who kills him 13 Lady Macbeth taunts Macbeth questioning his manliness She calls him a coward and says he is green and pale She tells him he desires things but is
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