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Macbeth, Macduff and the Witches.

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GCSE English and English Literature Assignment Macduff has just told me that he was not born naturally; he actually turned to me and said "Macduff" was from his mothers womb untimely ripped". For me, that is the end, I think about the witch's predictions. Then, I think back to when it all started. We were on our way home, Banquo and I when we meet the witches who told us that I would be Thane of Glamis, well I knew that already. Then they told me that I would be Thane of Cawdor, This surprised me as the Thane of Cawdor was very well and living. Then the final witch said to me "All hail Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter". When I heard this I wanted to here more but they wouldn't speak to me. Then my friend Banquo asked them about him, what will happen to him? They said to Banquo that he will be "lesser than Macbeth but greater". Which at first didn't make sense but then it came to me that he would not be king but his children would succeed to the throne. I turned to question them and suddenly they disappeared. I saw Ross riding towards us he told us that the king has heard of our success against the Norwegians. ...read more.


He was also there when Ross told me the king has given me the job of being Thame of Cawdor, so then Banquo would be suspicious of me because one of the witches' predictions was that I would be king, and now that the king is dead, he will accuse me of killing him. I had killed once, and it seemed easy to kill again. I arranged for Banquo, my friend, to be killed. I hired these hit men. I was not sure how it would all turn out. I told the hit men to make sure they kill Fleance, his son as well because I didn't want any of his children to reign as well. I prepared a banquet for all my friends. Lords and nobleman - we all sat around the table and began to eat: "You know your own degrees, sit down." At first it was going all quite well, me and my wife was enjoying ourselves which was a relief from thinking about Duncan and what happened in the past. Then just as it was getting better, I spotted one of the hit men that I had hired earlier. I went to him and made sure no one could see or hear us. ...read more.


I knew my wife had died somehow "she should have died hereafter" I felt cold about everything except defeating Macduff. A messenger came later saying that Birnam wood was moving "Liar and Slave" I said to him but he begged me to take a look, so I did and realized what the apparitions were talking about. Malcom's army was using the branches and wood as camouflage. When everyone found out that Macduff was coming they all ran away those cowards. A few English soldiers came to me and tried to attack me but they were no problem, I walked outside the castle full of confidence and pride. I faced Macduff and said to him "I bear a charmed life, which must not yield to any of woman born". Then that's when he told me that he was born "untimely ripped". Looking back now I see where it had gone all wrong, but when I think about the future, me kneeling before Malcom's feet I couldn't let it happen. I raised my sword and attempted to kill Malcom but Macduff got in the way trying to defend him, I fought as hard as I could but he was just too fast. I felt something cold and sharp go through my chest, my sword fell from my hand and then I saw a blur in front of me soon I could see nothing everything had just gone black. 1 Ashleah Skinner ...read more.

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