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The forth scene begins with Duncan reporting that the thane of Cawdor has been executed due to betraying his country

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The fourth scene begins with Duncan reporting that the Thane of Cawdor has been executed due to betraying his country. He goes on to thank Macbeth and Banquo for there heroism in the battle. King Duncan then announces that Malcolm shall be the The Prince of Cumberland for his nobleness and loyalty. Macbeth congratulates him however he is deeply upset as Malcolm now stands between him and the crown. Plans are then made for Duncan to dine at Macbeth's castle. Duncan's virtuous behaviour towards Macbeth may be as they have fort along side each other in previous battles. It also says in the previous scene that Macbeth is a well respected man. It says O worthiest cousin! This also shows how highly Duncan thinks of Macbeth. ...read more.


Once Malcolm is announced to be heir to the throne, Macbeth has murderous plots to overtake King Duncan. Lady Macbeth was also heart set for Macbeth to be king therefore she tried to persuade him to act as soon as possible. He grabbed a dagger and marched to King Duncan's chamber where he was asleep. He plunged the dagger through the king's heart and then carried on to where the servants slept. He killed them both in an attempt to frame them, however meanwhile Malcolm and Donalbain ran away as they believed they would get the blame. This was handy for Macbeth as Malcolm is now out of the picture therefore Macbeth is announced king. If Macbeth's murder was not tragic enough, he decides to get Malcolm and his son knocked off as the witches told them Banquos son would be king. ...read more.


Meanwhile Macduff and Malcolm are conjuring up a plan to overtake Macbeth. Lady Macbeth was having a guilty conscience and ended up committing suicide. Macbeth was obviously very upset about this but what he didn't know is there was an army heading towards his castle. They all used a branch to camouflage themselves against Macbeth so he could not see there numbers. Hence Birnham wood was going to his castle. When they finally got there he had a big battle with young Siward. This time Macbeth defeated him however his next challenge was much greater as he had to fight Macduff. Macbeth however thought he would win it as he was told no one born from a woman could beat him. This was true as Macduff's mother had a caesarean. Therefore Macbeth was very wrong. After the long battle Macduff won by beheading him with his sword. The play ends by Malcolm finally becoming the king of Scotland. ...read more.

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