Macbeth - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

Banquo speaks with Fleance, his son, who is holding a torch before him. Banquo is having a bad night, filled with unpleasant thoughts. Macbeth enters the scene. Banquo notes that he, also, appears to be up. Banquo remarks that the King, however, is asleep. Duncan is greatly happy with Macbeth and his wife and has rewarded Lady Macbeth with a diamond. Banquo had dreamt again of the Witches and wishes to speak to Macbeth about it. He feels there is some truth is what the Witches have told him. Macbeth asks Banquo to leave the time to him and he will be rewarded for his interest. Banquo leaves. Macbeth sends a message through a servant to Lady Macbeth telling her to ring a bell when his drink is ready and then to retire to bed after he has done this chore. Macbeth, now alone, sees...

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