Macbeth Act 5, Scene 7 Summary
- Macbeth appears on stage and compares himself to a bear in a bear-baiting contest (i.e. he's in a serious jam).History Snack: Bear-baiting is a blood sport that involves chaining a bear to a stake and setting a pack of dogs on it.
- Elizabethans thought this was good clean family fun —bear-baiting arenas were located in the same neighborhoods as the theaters, just in case anyone wanted to take in a play and then top off their day of fun with a little animal cruelty.
- Young Siward enters and … quickly dies.Macbeth talks some evil smack over the dead body, to the effect of "swords and weapons can't touch me because you're of woman born."
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