Modern English Macbeth

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Modern English Macbeth Modern English Shakespeare resources & ebooks Contents About the Author Page 3 Act One Scene One Act One Scene Two Act One Scene Three Act One Scene Four Act One Scene Five Act One Scene Six Act One Scene Seven Page 5 Page 6 Page 8 Page 12 Page 14 Page 16 Page 17 Act Two Scene One Act Two Scene Two Act Two Scene Three Act Two Scene Four Page 19 Page 21 Page 23 Page 26 Act Three Scene One Act Three Scene Two Act Three Scene Three Act Three Scene Four Act Three Scene Five Act Three Scene Six Page 28 Page 31 Page 33 Page 34 Page 39 Page 40 Act Four Scene One Act Four Scene Two Act Four Scene Three Page 41 Page 46 Page 49…show more content…
It was clear that he had something important to tell the King. ‘What bloody man is this?’ said Duncan. ‘I can see he 's just come from the battlefield so he 'll be able to give us the latest news.’ ‘Ah!’ exclaimed Malcolm. ‘This is the sergeant who struggled so valiantly to save me from captivity. Hello, brave friend. Tell the King how things stand.’ The man winced. His breathing was laboured but his eyes shone. ‘It was on a knife-edge,’ he said. ‘The armies were like two spent swimmers clinging together to prevent themselves from drowning. Then the merciless Macdonwald -’ the sergeant spat with disgust - ‘that most vile of men! - brought in some reinforcements from the western isles. After that fortune began smiling on him.’ Duncan and his sons exchanged glances. Lennox, a close ally of the King, was there too. Their faces expressed the seriousness of the situation. ‘But it was all in vain,’ continued the sergeant. He tried a smile and winced again. ‘Because brave Macbeth - how well he deserves that name! - disregarding his own safety, brandishing his sword, which smoked with hot blood, carved his way through the troops until he faced the cursed rebel. He didn 't stop - no handshakes or farewells - until he had unseamed him from the navel to the jaw and fixed his head on our battlements.’ ‘Oh!’ exclaimed Duncan. ‘Valiant cousin! Worthy gentleman!’ ‘But it wasn 't over yet,’ said the sergeant. ‘Can you believe this, King of Scotland?
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