Act II Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Fleance: Banquo’s son

Porter: doorman for Macbeth

Macduff: nobleman of Scotland

Donalbain: Duncan’s younger son


Scene 1
There is something in the air that disturbs Banquo and Fleance and they cannot sleep. As they discuss the reasons for their inability to sleep, Macbeth joins them. Banquo confesses that he has been dreaming about the prophecy the Witches told them and he is concerned about the evil nature of the Witches. Macbeth responds by saying, “I think not of them.” Both agree to discuss the matter at a later date. Banquo and Fleance retire to their chambers to sleep.

As Macbeth, alone in the...

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