Duncan and his attendant lords visit the Macbeths.

Characters

Duncan

The King of Scotland. He arrives at the Macbeth's home, Inverness.

Malcolm

Eldest son of Duncan and heir to the Throne of Scotland.

Donalbain

Duncan's younger son.

Banquo

A Scottish lord and soldier who arrives at Inverness with Duncan's party.

Lennox

A Scottish lord and soldier who arrives at Inverness with Duncan's party.

Macduff

A Scottish lord and soldier who arrives at Inverness with Duncan's party.

Ross

A Scottish lord and soldier who arrives at Inverness with Duncan's party.

Angus

A Scottish lord and soldier who arrives at Inverness with Duncan's party.

Lady Macbeth

Hostess of the main event. She greets Duncan with utmost courtesy, setting her plan in motion.

Attendants

Courtiers who attend to King Duncan.

Scene Summary

It’s time to roll out the red carpet as Duncan arrives at Inverness—the home of Macbeth and his lady. Duncan’s got Malcolm, Donalbain, Lennox, Macduff, Ross, Angus, and some other attendants to accompany him. After praising the castle, Duncan eagerly asks Lady Macbeth to show him to their host: the one and only Macbeth.