Macbeth – Act 1, Scene 7 Summary

Act 1 Scene 7

Characters: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth

Location: A room in Macbeth’s castle

Events: Macbeth is unsure whether or not he shall kill Duncan, and if he does it must be quick. Lady Macbeth bullies Macbeth into finally agreeing to do it. She plans to get the guards outside severely drunk, so much so that they pass out. Macbeth will sneak in and kill Duncan and then the blame will be on the guards.

Quotes: “But screw your courage to the sticking-place and we’ll not fail.” – Lady Macbeth

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