Characters: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Porter, Macduff, Lenox.
Location: in the gates of Macbeth’s castle, in the courtyard.
Events: Macduff discovers the death of King Duncan and Macbeth and Lady Macbeth pretend to know nothing of the incident. Lady Macbeth faints.Macbeth accuses the guards of the crime because they are found with the murder weapon and blood on their hands and Macbeth explains how they must be killed for their murderous crimes. Malcolm and Donalbain become suspicious of who really murdered the king.