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Characters Donalbain Malcolms brother who early in the play fled to Ireland after his fathers Duncandeath He is not seen the remainder of the play until now Witches The 3 troublesome sisters who plagued MacBeth and contributed to his downfall for their own pleasure Macbeth Act VI Scene 1 Setting Desolate rocky plain near Malcoms Castle in Scotland Donalbain meets the witches Enter alone on horseback with sword and supplies Donalbain Malcolm dines tonight as the rightful king But rightful king that frantic fool is not Had my father seen through that serpents guise He wouldve been all the wiser Choosing an heir t rule his countrymen 5 But wisdom wasnt of my fathers fortune Twas this that was the thread to his undoing unhorses and begins walking over the rocky unstable ground leading his horse My journey leads me to the company of mine own But this treacherous ground gives notice of malicious weather That lurks upon th unsuspecting soul and devours it10 In one foul sweep Shelter is needed for mine own survival For without I shall perish at the mercy of all that is earthly and great I shall not be struck down by that which perpetuates The seasons change at the will of those above Such a fate would do no justice to thy name15 Upon this mighty shield Witches enter opposite side of stage seen in the shadows around a fire What fortunate tidings mine eyes do report A fire a fire over the hill and yonder I shall pray that it be of friendly company Else Ill be so inclined as t yield their breath20 ties up his horse and fetches his sword and shield I must not startle these shadows as I know not of their nature Chanting of some foul nature fills the air Come sword be not apprehensive and timid I mayst have need of thy righteous blade soon creeps
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