What are the most important events in Act 2 of Macbeth?
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Several important events occur in Act II of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Scene 1: Banquo and Fleance have insomnia. Banquo tells Macbeth he dreamed about the evil witches and is worried, but Macbeth dismisses his worries. Macbeth has a vision of a dagger covered with blood. Macbeth enters Duncan’s room.
Scene 2: Lady Macbeth hears an owl. Macbeth returns to her, daggers in hand, after killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth places daggers near Duncan. They return to bed.
Scene 3: Porter greets Lennox and Macduff. Murder of Duncan is discovered.
Scene 4: Ross reports prodigies concerning Duncan’s horses, birds and weather. It’s announced that Macbeth will be king. Macduff leaves.
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