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Module 1: Macbeth Act Two

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Act two, scene three

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English - Act two, scene three

Act two, scene three

* Malcom and McDuff flee to England
* Donalbain flees to Ireland

After a jovial encounter with the porter, Macduff and Lennox inform
Macbeth that they are here to wake the King. While Macduff goes to do so
Lennox comments to Macbeth on what a strange night it had been. Macduff
soon returns with news of the murder and Lennox and Macbeth go to see for
themselves. Macduff calls for the alarm to sound and everyone to wake.

Lady Macbeth and Banquo enter and Macduff informs them of the murder. Lady
Macbeth is able to hide her knowledge of the event. Malcolm and Donalbain
awaken and are told of the murder and that it is believed the grooms
committed the crime because they were covered in blood. Macbeth announces
that he killed the grooms as he was so devastated by what they had
apparently done and wanted to prove his love for Duncan. After hearing this
Lady Macbeth faints.

Malcolm and Donalbain decide that it is no longer safe for them and they
flee, one to Ireland and the other to England. The others decide to get
dressed and meet to discuss the murder.

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