I call to the stand Macbeth……Did you or did you not Murder in
cold blood your king Duncan.
Your Honour on the night of the acused, I held a banquet with good
intentions for my King Duncan who has served the country for
many years. The events leading up to the acusation period were
somewhat distorted. A week or more ago I paid homage to a group
of medians unintentionally whilst on a journey with my fellow
companion Banquo. I was beckoned by the witch that confronted
me at the mouth of a cave, within minutes I was under an
unrecognisable spell. They said,
“All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!”
“All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!”
“All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!”
After They Showed Me A Couldron, I then spent most of the day
unconscious on the floor of the cave. I awoke to find myself alone.
Unawhere of the fate that cloned me, I was under their iriputable
power of ambition.
Carry on sir!
Well no sooner had I got back to my tent, Duncan came with his
guards and messenger and gave me the medallion to be the Thane
of Glamis and I was told I was also the thane of Cawdor due to an
evil happening at Duncan’s castle.
Anyway, when I told my wife Lady Macbeth, she thought it was
wonderful and we should invite Duncan to a banquet at our castle
... about discovering what awaits him. The deaths of both Duncan and Macbeth were caused by their inability to properly deduce what ... to the Thane of Cawdor who, during the civil war, helped try to overthrow Duncan's rule of Scotland. As a king, Duncan is ... apparitions without question which brought about his defeat by Macduff. Macbeth and Duncan were both self-centered, proud individuals who allowed their ...
but then she told me that to acomplish the last part of the witches
spell we should kill him.
So it was Lady Macbeth that helped you complete the task of killing
your faithful king.
Yes, that is true. When I came home to Inverness she said, “O,
never shall sun that morrow see”.
So what happened when Duncan came that night?
Well it started off perfectly, we had a big banquet with
entertainment and the king was smiling and enjoying himself so
much but my wife came over to me and asked when I was going to
do the deed. I told her I didn’t want to but she insisted so much that
I had to say yes. We both agreed that it would be done by drugging
the guards, then killing the king and putting the daggers stained
with blood in their hands so it looked as if they had commited the
So did your plan work?
Well everyone was asleep and my wife and I went outside, I had a
dagger and went to the tower. I could see a vision of a dagger in the
air, it was as if it was leading me to Duncan. As I walked along the
corridor, I checked if the guards were out cold. They were and I
went in to the bedroom where he was at rest. I held the dagger
above him in the air and he opened his eyes, I stabbed him many
times in the heart to make sure he was completly dead and as he
rolled around the floor in pain I ran out of the room forgetting to
leave the weapons with the guards.
My wife was outside waiting and she asked if I had done the deed,
she then saw I had the daggers and said,
“Why did you bring the daggers from the place? They must lie
there. Go carry them, and smear the sleepy grooms with blood”.
I told her I could do no more and she said she would go and take
them back to the tower. When she came back I was washing my
hands and she said, “A little water clears us of this deed”. We heard
a knocking at the south entrance so quickly we retired to our
chamber. It was Macduff at the gate and the porter had answered, I
went back downstairs and Macduff asked if Duncan had stirred
... ." (I.7.31-32) Lady Macbeth feels guilty, too. For example, after she smeared the Kings blood on one of the drunken attendants ... to feeling as to sight, or art thou but a dagger of the mind, a false creation, proceeding from the heat ... sentence fragments. Though they were not able to identify Macbeth and his wifes mental illness during Shakespeares time, now after many years ...
from his sleep, I said he wasn’t and I led him to the tower where he
saw the the king on the floor with blood still dripping from his pale
white body. Macduff was very shocked and I was told to ring the
alarm bell, as I went out I saw the two guards on the floor stirring
and shouted to Lennox to see them.
So both of them thought the guards had killed him?
Yes, that was the nature of it
I have no further questions for Macbeth, I now ask the jury to reach
a verdict on Macbeth’s fate.
The Jury think the Macbeth should be put to death tomorrow
morning without delay
The case is closed