Macbeth | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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Macbeth | Act 1, Scene 6 | Summary

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Summary

Duncan and his sons, along with Banquo and the other lords, arrive at Macbeth's castle. Duncan admires the castle and receives Lady Macbeth's greetings and hospitality.

Analysis

This brief scene serves the practical purpose of getting Duncan to Macbeth's castle to advance the plot. At the same time, it underscores the heinous nature of Lady Macbeth's plotting. She smiles and provides warm hospitality to a guest in her home, knowing that she will take that hospitality away at knifepoint while the guest sleeps under her roof.

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