The Tragedy of Macbeth Act 1 Scene 4

What does Duncan say about the former Thane of Cawdor (lines 11-14)? He said he had trusted him but he was a traitor
Explain how Duncan’s first line supports the theme about appearance vs reality. Things are not always as they appear – Duncan is not good at seeing people as they are.
What does Duncan plan to do? Why is he doing this? Given Duncan’s earlier statement , what does this reveal about Duncan’s nature? How do his words help develop the plot or hint at future events? Duncan will reward Macbeth for his service by making him King of Cumberland.Once again Duncan does not see the evil in people.
Paraphrase lines 48-53. How do the lines contrast with Macbeth’s earlier thoughts about his destiny? How do Macbeth’s thoughts help develop the theme? Macbeth wants to believe like the previous Thane of Cawdor – people not to see his dark thoughts.

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