William Shakespeare’s Macbeth- Act 2, Scene 3

Characters in order of appearance:
Porter
Macduff
Lennox
Macbeth
Lady Macbeth
Donalbain

Time:
Morning of the following day.

Summary:
Macduff is talking with a porter who says he was drinking until 3 am. Lennox says good morning to Macbeth who has entered. Lennox goes to wake the king, and come back screaming he’s dead. Macduff sees for himself. The Kings guards are blamed.

Quote from Macduff:

Awake, awake!
Ring the alarm bell. Murder and treason!
Banquo and Donalbain! Malcolm! Awake!
Shake off this downy sleep, death’s counterfeit,
And look on death itself! Up, up, and see
The great doom’s image! Malcolm! Banquo!
As from your graves rise up, and walk like sprites,
To countenance this horror! Ring the bell

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