17th March 2017

Act 2 Scene 1

Characters: Banquo, Fleance, Macbeth and a servant

Location: A court within the castle

Events: Macbeth speaks a soliloquy to the audience about killing Duncan.

Quote: “Is this a dagger which I see before me…?”

Macbeth will need to murder his friend Duncan as his wife is forcing him. He is now looking for clues that he should EVERYWHERE. He is hallucinating a dagger because he has spent so much time obsessing over this moment and due to a probable lack of sleep is seeing a dagger. During his soliloquy a bell is chimed and he believes that the bell chime is an act that proves that what he is about to do is morally right. But, let’s be honest, at that point he is probably so desperate looking for any sign that what he’s doing is right that anything would have triggered the thought that he is being told to do this by an animate or inhuman object or animal.

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