Characters; King Duncan, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth
King Duncan remains oblivious to the dangers that await him in Macbeth’s castle as he is welcomed by Lady Macbeth.
Macbeth begins to worry about his plans and consider the consequences of killing the king. He expresses these feelings to Lady Macbeth who is outraged and cannot understand why Macbeth would be such a coward and not remain truthful to his promise. During the scene Lady Macbeth states
“How tender’t is to love the babe that milks me:
I would, while it was smiling in my face,
Have you plucked my nipple from his boneless gums,
And dashed the brains out, had i so sworn as you
Have done to this”
she is saying no matter how brutal the promise may be she will keep her promise unlike Macbeth who in her eyes is perceived as cowardly.