Macbeth Act 2 Summary Flashcard Example #74170

Act 2 Scene 1
– Banquo is uneasy and is having trouble sleeping because of the witches prophecy, which Macbeth denies thinking about when they bump into each other
– Once their encounter is over Macbeth sees a dagger leading him to Duncan’s room to go murder him
– Macbeth exits to kill the King
Act 2 Scene 2
– Lady Macbeth waits anxiously for Macbeth to return from killing Duncan
– Macbeth brings back the daggers used to kill the King ; refuses to go back to the scene of the murder
– Lady Macbeth puts everything back ; frames the guards
– When she comes back she finds Macbeth still paralyzed with horror ; urges him to put on his gown ; wash his hands
Act 2 Scene 3
– Macduff comes to wake Duncan
– Macduff finds Duncan murdered
– Macbeth pretends to not know what has happened
– Macbeth kills the servants ; guards when he is questioned and says that he did it out of rage but it was in fact to prevent the guards from saying anything
– Malcolm ; Donaldbain plan to flee for their lives (Malcolm to England ; Donaldbain to Ireland)
Act 2 Scene 4
– An old man ; Ross exchange accounts of unnatural happenings
– Macduff comes ; states that there are suspicions that the sons of Duncan did it because they fled the country
– Macduff announces that Macbeth has gone to Scone to be king
– Ross leaves to Scone but Macduff decides to go back home to Fife

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