Macbeth – Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

Act 1, Scene 2:

Characters: Duncan, Malcolm, Captain, Rosse, Lenox

Location: A camp near Forres

Events: A wounded soldier enters the scene and retails the story of Macbeth’s bravery in the battle against Norway to the King and his son Malcolm. The King rewards Macbeth with the title of Thane of Cawdor and gives him all of the previous Thane of Cawdor’s land. Macbeth does not know of his new title yet.

Quotes: “…with his brandished steel, Which smoked with bloody execution” – Captain
  “As sparrows eagles, or hare the lion” – Captain

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