I need help coming up with some quotes from "Macbeth" and they have to explain each of the following plot elements:
Exposition, Exciting/Inciting force, rising action, climax/turning point, falling action, moment of final suspense, and catastrophe. These quotes have to illustrate/explain that plot point and its significance. pleeeeeeease help me, im terrible at shakespeare and i really need some help!!!
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"All 3 Witches: Fair is foul, and foul is fair" Act I, Scene I
"Sergeant: For brave Macbeth,—well he deserves that name,—
Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel,
Which smok'd with bloody execution,
Like valour's minion carv'd out his passage" Act I, Scene II
Exciting or inciting
"Second Witch: All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!
"Third Witch: All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!" Act I, Scene III
"Messenger: The king comes here to-night" Act I, Scene V
"Macbeth: I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?" Act II, Scene II
Climax or turning point,
"Macbeth: Ourself will mingle with society
And play the humble host.
Dur hostess keeps her state, but in best time
We will require her welcome." Act III, Scene IV
"Lady Macbeth: O proper stuff!
This is the very painting of your fear;
This is the air-drawn dagger which, you said,
Led you to Duncan. O! these flaws and starts—
Impostors to true fear—would well become
A woman's story at a winter's fire,
Authoriz'd by her grandam. Shame itself!
Why do you make such faces? When all's done
You look but on a stool." Act III, Scene IV
Moment of final suspense: Act V, Scene VII
"Macbeth: Thou wast born of woman:
But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn,
Brandish'd by man that's of a woman born." Act V, Scene VII
Catastrophe Macbeth killed
"Macduff: Despair thy charm;
And let the angel whom thou still hast serv'd
Tell thee, Macduff was from his mother's womb
Untimely ripp'd." Act V, Scene VIII
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