Macbeth - Act 1, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 6 Summary

Duncan, Malcolm, Donalbain and Banquo, Lennox, Macduff, Ross, Angus, and attendants enter the scene stand before Macbeth's castle. Duncan and Banquo discuss how pleasant and inviting Macbeth's castle appears to them. Lady Macbeth greets them. Duncan says how they had tried to catch up with him but his great love of his lady no doubt helped spur his horses on, fast ahead of the royal entourage. She is painfully obsequious in making them welcome. He asks her to lead him to his host, Macbeth.

Act 1, Scene 6 Analysis

After their great victory, Duncan and his royal entourage eagerly await the presence of Macbeth again, partaking of his hospitality, no doubt in celebration of his newly appointed title and his contribution to their cause. Duncan and perhaps the audience are disarmed by the welcoming hospitality of the smiling, adoring Lady Macbeth. She, like the witches, is a...

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