Brian Cho

Character Played: Macduff

Scene Analysis

What happens in your scene? Outline the basic events.
In this scene, the play is terrified by the death of Duncan. Macduff captures this earlier, and alarms everyone about the King's death. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth puts up a good act to make them look like they weren't the people who were responsible for it. In the end, Malcolm and Donalbain runs off to an another country, because they feel scared and in danger.

What do you think are the key purposes of your scene? In other words, why is this scene important?
I think this scene is very important to the tragedy of the whole story, because it marks the start. It seems like the water has already spilled, Macbeth and his Lady can not return back to not killing Duncan. Now they have to deal with the consequence.

What are your reactions to this scene?
This scene made me feel very nervous, this scene overall was a very dark scene. After Macduff finds out about Duncan's death, everyone becomes very nervous and scared. And I feel that Malcolm and Donalbain are very wise, in that they had run away. I believe that this is the initiative story line that had to be told before the book could go on, so I crucially think that this scene was a very important scene.

Character Report


What is his objective in the scene?
Macduff did not really have an objective, but as he went into the King's chamber he noticed the dead king and he
shouted Oh horror horror horror and make notice of everyone that Duncan has died.

What is his motivation in the scene?
Because the king died he is angered and grieves for his lost king. However, he is also very terrified
like the others

What is his obstacles in the scene?
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are the obstacles of him wanting to find who the murderer is.
Macbeth and his Lady acts though they have not done it that Macduff falls for it.

What are some distinctive elements in character's way of speaking?
Macduff is very worried about many things. In this scene he speaks in a very nervous voice.
Also, you can sense the presence when Macduff speaks.

Scene Reflection

1. Evaluate the performance of your group. What went well? What didn’t go well?
Our performance as a group went fairly well since there were no real collisions between actors. I think there was emotion and good understanding of each character and the scene. If there was a problem it was the uncertainty and bumpy story because of unfamiliar characters due to lack of people.

2. How well did you contribute to your group?
I think I contributed well to the group since I worked hard for the group. I not only knew my character and parts but helped the others in their parts as well. I helped coordinate the stage movements and the emotions that should be used as well. I chose the characters so there were no collisions between talking and contacted Alex when I knew of Brian's absence.

3. How well did you perform as an individual?
I think I performed well but could have done better. Since I had two parts that changed three times in the scene it was hard to focus and missed my timing once only. I think that was my only flaw since I did well on the rest of the parts.

4. What could have improved your scene performance?
Our scene could have improved if we had more people to play characters. Since everyone had at least two characters to play, it was hard for the audience who was talking and what impact had in the overall scene.

5. How did the scene performance help you better understand the play?
Our scene performance helped me understand the play since it showed how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth acted to show their innocence and not be caught by the people of their crime.