Explain the contrast between Duncan's statements to Lady Macbeth and her plans for him.
Duncan arrives at Macbeth's castle in Act I, scene vi thanking Lady Macbeth for taking the trouble to host him. He speaks of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as hospitable, which would include providing protection to him as their guest. He mentions Macbeth's great love for him:
And his great love, sharp as his spur, hath holp himTo his home before us. Fair and noble hostess,We are your guest tonight.