Act2summaries - Macbeth scene summaries Act 2 Scene 1 Macbeth encounters Banquo and his son Fleance when he arrives at the kings castle Banquo states

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Macbeth scene summaries Act 2 Scene 1 Macbeth encounters Banquo and his son, Fleance, when he arrives at the king’s castle. Banquo states that he had a dream about the three witches and how they right about their first prophecy. Macbeth replies by saying that he has not thought about them. They make arrangements to meet later to discuss the prophecies. Banquo and Macbeth both know of the prophecies, which creates a feeling of distrust. Fleance’s presence is a reminder to Macbeth of the prophecy that Banquo’s children will become king. When Banquo and Fleance leave, Macbeth sees a dagger in front of him and says, “Is this a dagger which I see before me,/ The handle toward my hand? Come let me clutch thee” (2.1.33-34). He realises that it might not be real, but “A dagger of the mind, a false creation” (2.1.38). For a moment he believes to see blood on the dagger, but then decides that it is just because he is just nervous about killing Duncan. His desire to become king is strong and the scene ends in Macbeth entering the kings room. Scene 2 Lady Macbeth enters the king’s castle and hears Macbeth call out. She becomes worried that the chamberlains may have woken up causing the plan to fail. She exclaims that “Had he

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