What happens in your scene?

The scene begins with Porter drunk. He pretends like he is a gate-keeper of the hell. Macduff comes in and asks him why he is drunk. When the next day comes people find out the Duncan is murdered. They guessed that the King was murdered by the two guards because there were blood on their hands. When they lady Macbeth enters she becomes shocked (pretend). Donaldbain and Malcom flees to Ireland because they fear being accused of the murder.

What do you think are the key purposes of your scene? In other words, why is this scene important?

This scene was important because not only the King died but Macbeth and Lady Macbeth crossed a river they cannot go back. This was the first assassination that occurred in the book but due to this event lots of other murders occurs. Also due to this event Macbeth and Lady Macbeth suffers by seeing hallucination of King Duncan and ghosts.

What are your reactions to this scene?

Due to the prophecy I was able to predict that King was going to be murdered but the part I was surprised was when Lady Macbeth fell from shock. It surprised me how a human can act that well in order to fulfill their desire. Also at the beginning of the script Porter talked about the Hell and thought himself as a gate keeper of the hell. He also indirected stated that one who commits crime should go to hell which would be Macbeth.


What does the character want in this scene?

In this scene my Characters were Macbeth and Malcolm. In this scene Macbeth's goal was to make others think that he was not part of the murder. Instead his goal was to make himself look like he was in great sorrow because of death of Duncan. For Malcolm it was different. Even though he is not part of the murder his first goal was to flee from the place so he wouldn't be accused of murder. At the end he decides to flee to England.

What is your character's motivation for doing what he or she does?

For Macbeth the motivation is simple. It is for him to become the King. Malcolm's motivation is simply to avoid the danger and be safe.

What obstacles stand in his or her way?

For Macbeth obstacles are quite simply. Everyone in the castle except for Lady Macbeth. For Malcolm there isn't a particular obstacles that stands in his way except for the danger that he faces if he kept on staying.

What happens when your character confronts these obstacles?

For Macbeth to avoid his obstacles he acts like he is in deep sorrow in front of everyone making them believe that Macbeth is not in part of the murder. For Malcolm he simply flees because he is feeling unsafe.

Are there any distinctive elements in your character's way of speaking(Is his or her language elaborate, plain, musical, or what)?

From this scene we can learn lots of things about Macbeth and Malcolm. Macbeth goes acts out himself being in deep sorrow to fool the other people in the castle. He also states that he will get the assassinations and kill them as well. I was surprised to see how one can act so naturally for their greed. In this scene we can observe Malcolm's disrespect towards his King and the nation. He feels very unsafe being in the castle because he can be accused to. Therefore he flees to other nation for his own life.

What is your character thinking during the scene (this is the subtext)? How does he or she react to the other characters and events.

In this scene only thing Macbeth cares about would be making the others believe in him. Macbeth does seem to make others believe in him. For Malcolm all he cares about is his safety. He thinks that best way to avoid the danger is to flee to other country. Not only Malcolm Donalbain also agrees to flee as well.

Scene Performance video

Macbeth and Malcolm