Act 1 Scene 4
Characters: Duncan, Malcolm, Donalbain, Lenox, Macbeth, Banquo, Rosse, Angus
Location: A room in the King’s palace
Events: Macbeth conceals his thoughts of being King from Banquo. Malcolm reports that Cawdor had faced his execution with dignity. Duncan thanks Macbeth and Banquo for defeating the rebels and announces that Malcolm will become King. Macbeth is uncomfortable with the fact that Malcolm will be the next King.
Quote: “…Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires; The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be, Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.”