Act 1 Scene 5

Characters: Lady Macbeth, messenger, Macbeth

Location: Inverness, Macbeth’s castle.

Time: Unknown

Events: Lady Macbeth reads a letter from Macbeth detailing his encounter with the 3 Witches and how they claim he will be King. Lady Macbeth fears for his lack of courage to be king and she wishes for the evilness to help him fulfill the prophecy.  Macbeth arrives home and informs Lady Macbeth that King Duncan is visiting the next day.

Quote: “Of dire cruelty! make thick my blood”

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