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What are the most important events in Act 2 of Macbeth?

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Posted January 24, 2012 at 9:20 PM via web

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What are the most important events in Act 2 of Macbeth?

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thanatassa | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 25, 2012 at 12:25 AM (Answer #1)

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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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