Macbeth – Act 1: Scene 2

Who enters this scene? Duncan, his sons ,Donalbain and Malcom, Lennox and a captain covered in blood
Who is leading the rebellion? Macdonwald
Quotes: What does the Captain say about Macbeth? “For brave Macbeth—well he deserves that name—Disdaining fortune”- Means he’s “laughing at luck” which shows to what extent he’s fearless”His brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution,”- Shows how barbaric and violent he is”He faced the slave;Which ne’er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him,Till he unseamed him from the nave to th’ chops”- This shows how brutal and merciless Macbeth is
Quote: What does Duncan call him? “O valiant cousin! Worthy gentleman!”- “Cousin” shows personal relationship, shows that he has built a trust upon Macbeth- “Gentleman” shows sense of respect too
Quotes: What comparison shows the fighting strength of Macbeth and Banquo? “With furbished arms and new supplies of men,Began a fresh assault”- “Fresh” and “furbished” shows how updated this army wasWhen Duncan asks if Banquo and Macbeth were scared, the Captain says:”Yes, as sparrows eagles, or the hare the lion.”- “Sparrows” shows how pathetic a traitor is- “Eagles” shows how noble a defender of the throne is
What is Ross told to tell Macbeth and the people? Macdonwald, the previous thane of Cawdor, shall be executed and Macbeth takes his spot