9th May 2018

Macbeth: Act 5: Scene 1

Characters: Doctor, Gentle-Women, Lady Macbeth

Location: Dunsinane, a room in the castle.

Events: The doctor and the gentle- women are talking about Lady Macbeth walking in her sleep, they watch Lady Macbeth closely as she sleep walks they state that it looks like she was washing her hands for quarter of an hour, Lady Macbeth then goes on to say something the doctor starts writing what is said down to remember. Lady Macbeth starts talking about all the murders that have taken place and this is why it seems she is washing her hands, she is washing off the blood of those that have been killed by her or her husband she also talks about how she is guilty and how her hands will never be clean and how no matter how sweet a perfume is her hand will still smell of the blood that has been spilt by her. Lady Macbeth then seems like she is talking to Macbeth and says to get dressed for bed and not look so guilty/ pale because Banquo cannot come back alive and then states that they need to go to bed because what has been done cannot be reversed.

Quotes: “will these hands ne’er be clean?”- Lady Macbeth

” Here’s the smell of blood still: all the perfumes of arabia will not sweeten this little hand” – Lady Macbeth

“Wash your hands, put on your night-gown: look not so pale- i tell you yet again, Banquo’s buried: he cannot come out on’s grave”- Lady Macbeth.

“to bed, to bed: there’s knocking at the gate. Come, come, come, come give me your hand. What’s done cannot be undone. To bed, to bed, to bed.”- Lady Macbeth

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