Macbeth Plot Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1056

    Act 1 Scene 1

    The 3 witches appear and they make plans to meet Macbeth in an open field.
  • Jan 3, 1056

    Act 1 Scene 2

    Duncan is told of Macbeth and Banquo's bravery and strength. Kind Duncan decides that the Thane of Cawdor be put to death and Macbeth take his title
  • Jan 5, 1056

    Act 1 Scene 3

    The 3 witches meet Macbeth and Banquo and tell them of their prophecies. Macbeth is to become Thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glamis and King of Scotland. Where Banquo's family below him will become kings as well. Macbeth is told of his title of Thane of Cawdor by Ross, and Macbeth believes that the witches prophecies are true.
  • Jan 7, 1056

    Act 1 Scene 4

    Macbeth and Banquo go to visit the King. Duncan announces that his son, Malcom, will become king thereafter. Macbeth realizes that Malcom now stands in his way of becoming king and informs his wife of the days before.
  • Jan 9, 1056

    Act 1 Scene 5

    Lady Macbeth reads Macbeth's note stating all that has happened in the days before. Lady Macbeth becomes excited about the prophecies and becomes anxious to take the crown into possession, and will have nothing in her way stop her to get in the royal family. Even if it means death. Lady Macbeth speaks her famous "unsex me" speech. This speech says that she will put her femininity aside to get in possesion of that crown and persuade her husband into killing Duncan.
  • Jan 11, 1056

    Act 1 Scene 6

    King Duncan arrives at Inverness with his attendants. He thanks Lady Macbeth for inviting him to their castle and everyone goes into the castle to enjoy a party. Lady Macbeth thinks about what she has planned for the night and can not wait to take the crown under her possession.
  • Jan 13, 1056

    Act 1, Scene 7

    Macbeth decides that he will not murder the king, Lady Macbeth becomes outraged by his decision and questions his manhood forcing him to do the deed. Lady Macbeth tells her husband the plan for the death. They will give the king many cups of wine until he becomes drunk, then they will commit the murder. They will smear the blood all over the chamberlains to make the accusation. that they did the deed.
  • Jan 15, 1056

    Act 2, Scene 1

    Banquo and Macbeth talk about the Weird Sisters. Macbeth claims that he hasn't thought about that conversation since it happened. When Banquo leaves, Macbeth imagines a floating dagger covered in blood in front of him. He wonders if this dagger is real, he tells himself that it is his mind psyching himself out for the upcoming death. A bell rings and Lady Macbeth signals that the chamberlains are asleep and the time to kill has arrived.
  • Jan 17, 1056

    Act 2, Scene 2

    MacBeth leaves to kill King Duncan, Lady MacBeth hears MacBeth cry out and worries that he failed. She thinks to herself that she could have killed Duncan if he didn't look like her father in his sleep. MacBeth comes out covered in blood, and tells Lady MacBeth that he has killed Duncan. He heard the chamber servants awake and say their prayers, and when he tried to say "amen" he couldn't because he was too far away from God. Lady MacBeth takes the daggers and sends MacBeth to clean off.
  • Jan 19, 1056

    Act 2, Scene 3

    Someone knocks on the front doors of the castle, and a druken porter comes to the door and he jokes around with the person knocking at the door. MacDuff and Lenex ask MacBeth if the king is awake and if they are able to see him. MacBeth, concerned with the outcome of showing them the king, lets them visit Duncan. MacDuff and Lenex go into the king's room and come out screaming "The king has been murderd." MacBeth and Lady MacBeth act concerned. Everyone thinks the chamberlains did it.
  • Jan 21, 1056

    Act 2, Scene 4

    Ross is discussing the weird things that have been going on at Inverness.MacDuff tells Ross that MacBeth has been crowned king.Malcom and Donaldbain fled to Ireland and Wales.
  • Jan 23, 1056

    Act 3, Scene 1

    Banquo questions the witches prophecies, and wonders if his prophecies will come true because Macbeth's did. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are crowned King and Queen. Macbeth realizes that the only man he fears in scotland now is Banquo, and plots revenge to keep the crown in his family.
  • Jan 25, 1056

    Act 3, Scene 2

    Macbeth and Lady Macbeth worry about their lives ahead.
  • Jan 27, 1056

    Act 3, Scene 3

    Banquo is killed by muderers that Macbeth sent. Fleance escapes safely.
  • Jan 29, 1056

    Act 3, Scene 4

    Macbeth and Lady Macbeth hold a feast. Macbeth learns of Banquo's death and that Fleance has escaped. At the feast Macbeth sees Banquo's ghost at the table and this scares him.
  • Jan 31, 1056

    Act 3, Scene 5

    The 3 witches meet with Hecate. Hecate tells the witches to stop messing with Macbeth, for now he believes that he must kill to keep his throne.
  • Feb 2, 1056

    Act 3,Scene 6

    Macbeth prepares for war against England.
  • Feb 4, 1056

    Act 4, Scene 1

    The three witches are making a potion. Mcbeth finds them and asks them to speak the truth. They summon apparations that tell Macbeth: to beware Macduff, that "none of woman born, shall harm him", and that he is safe untill Birnam Wood moves away.
  • Feb 6, 1056

    Act 4, Scene 2

    Lady Macduff feels lonely at her castle without Macduff. She learns that her husband is dead.
  • Feb 8, 1056

    Act 4,Scene 3

    Macduff is told that his family is dead. Malcom and Macduff talk about their lives in Scotland.
  • Feb 10, 1056

    Act 5, Scene 1

    A doctor and a Servant watch as Lady Macbeth sleepwalks. Lady Macbeth replays the killing of Duncan in her sleep. The Doctor and the Servant , confused, leave the scene.
  • Feb 12, 1056

    Act 5, Scene 2

    A Group of lords meet together to discuss the military situation.
  • Feb 14, 1056

    Act 5,Scene 3

    Macbeth returns fron the meeting with the witches and feels safe knowing that no-one that is woman-born can harm him. He orders the doctor to cure Lady Macbeth of her "untrue" visions.
  • Feb 16, 1056

    Act 5,Scene 4

    The english military decide to cut down a cluster of the woods and carry them in front of them to disguise their numbers (of soldiers).
  • Feb 18, 1056

    Act 5, Scene 5

    Lady Macbeth is dead. Macbeth decides that he should die fighting and heads to fight the English.
  • Feb 20, 1056

    Act 5, Scene 6

    The battle starts.
  • Feb 22, 1056

    Act 5, Scene 7

    Macbeth fights lazily because of his belief that no one can kill him unless of woman born. He soon becomes part of the crowd.
  • Feb 24, 1056

    Act 5, Scene 8

    Macduff comes out of the crowd and decides to look for Macbeth whom he wants to meet and kill.
  • Feb 26, 1056

    Act 5, Scene 9

    Malcom and Siward come out of the crowd and enter Inverness.
  • Feb 28, 1056

    Act 5, Scene 10

    Macbeth fights to his death believing that he is invincible.
  • Mar 1, 1056

    Act 5, Scene 11

    Macduff enters the castle with Macbeth's head and announces Malcom King of Scotland.