Act V Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Gentlewoman: a woman attending Lady Macbeth

Doctor: the physician in the castle

Carthness and Menteith: nobleman of Scotland in Malcolm’s English Army

Seyton: an Officer in Macbeth’s army

Siward: general in the English army fighting with Malcolm

Young Siward: Siward’s son in the English army with Malcolm


Scene 1
The Gentlewoman reports to the Doctor that Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking and her behavior is very strange. The Gentlewoman says that Lady Macbeth gets out of bed, puts on a nightgown, unlocks her closet, writes on a piece of paper, seals the letter and returns to bed.


(The entire section is 1474 words.)