Macbeth arrives and tells them the king is still sleeping. Macduff heads off to wake the king, and promptly returns, screaming bloody murder. He wakes up the whole castle, including Lady Macbeth, who pretends to be shocked and horrified at the news. Macduff is about to challenge Macbeth on his rash actions when Lady Macbeth fakes a fainting spell and distracts the men. Meanwhile, a horrified Malcolm and Donalbain make plans to flee Scotland. Knock, knock, knock!
Macbeth Please see the bottom of the page and the highlighted text for full explanatory notes and helpful resources. Here's a knocking indeed! If a man were porter of hell-gate, he should have old turning the key. Who's there, i' the name of Beelzebub? Here's a farmer, that hanged himself on the expectation of plenty : come in time; have napkins enow about you; here you'll sweat for't.
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