William Shakespeare’s Macbeth- Act 5, Scene 1.

Characters in order of appearance:

Doctor
Gentlewoman
Lady Macbeth

Time: Night

Summary:

In the king’s palace at Dunsinane a doctor and a gentlewoman talk about Lady Macbeth’s strange habit of sleepwalking. Suddenly, Lady Macbeth enters in a trance with a candle in her hand. She’s talking about the murders of Lady Macduff and Banquo, her actions display blood on her hands and claims that nothing will ever wash it off. She leaves, and the doctor and gentlewoman talk about how she’s gone crazy.

Important Quote:

“Out, damned spot; out, I say… Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?”

 

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