Macbeth Act 1 scene 2

What happens in Act 1 scene 2? King Duncan hears reports of the battle
Who are the Scottish army led by? The Scottish army are led by Macbeth and Banquo
Who are the Scottish army fighting? Rebel armies from Norway and Ireland
How does Shakespeare contrast the eerie opening scene? With the brutality and ‘bloody execution’ of the battlefield
What mood does the battlefield scene set for the rest of the play? This sets a violent mood for the rest of the play
How do the captain and Duncan describe Macbeth? The Captain and Duncan describe Macbeth as brave and valiant
What is Macbeth celebrated for? His bloodthirsty nature
What was the traitor’s name? Macdonald
What did Macbeth do to the traitor Macdonald? Macbeth cut him “from the nave to the chops”
What eventually leads to Macbeth’s downfall? Violence
What does Macbeth cutting off the traitors head do? This foreshadows Macbeth’s own death at the end

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