How does Duncan reward Macbeth for his bravery in defeating the rebels?After that, I have to comment on the order in which Duncan announces it and Macbeth finds it out.

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MaudlinStreet | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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Duncan rewards Macbeth with the title of the Thane of Cawdor, and all land that comes with it. He also says that Macbeth will rise to new levels of power and glory, saying “I have begun to plant thee, and will labor to make thee full of growing.”

Macbeth (and Banquo) hears this prophecy first from the wyrd sisters, when they hail him as Thane of Cawdor. This prophecy is soon fullfilled when the current thane is proven to be traitor and executed, with Macbeth claiming the title from Duncan.

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He hailed him than of cowder and called him worthest cousin,wothy gentelman,and his loyalty to the king leads the title to call him apeerless kinsman.

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kc4u | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Having received the news of victory in battle, the architect of which was the valiant Macbeth, King Duncan immediately announces punishment & reward in the same breath--capital punishment for the 'most disloyal traitor' Cawdor & reward for 'that Bellona's bridegroom' Macbeth:

" ...........................Go pronounce his present death,

And with his former title greet Macbeth ". (act 1 sc.2)

When Macbeth & Banquo arrive at Duncan's palace, the king is all praise for his 'worthiest cousin'. Macbeth deserves so much for the service rendered by him that the king is unable to reward him adequately. However, Duncan tells Macbeth with grateful assurance that he is going to take good care of  his future nurture:

" I have begun to plant thee, and will labour

To make thee full of growing ".  (act 1 sc.4)

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trilliumblue7 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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Duncan rewards Macbeth for his bravery in defeating the rebels by giving him the position and title of Thane of Cawdor. I do not know the order