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Duncan In Act II Duncan is sleeping when he is killed by Macbeth Banquo He is having trouble sleeping because he is obsessed with thoughts of the 3 witches II i 8-9 He is very upset when he hears Duncans death Banquo was very suspicious of Duncans murder It is clear that he intents to investigate further Perhaps he suspects Macbeth is not innocent II iii 127-132 Macbeth Macbeth is very nervous about the act And he wants the evil deed to be done as quickly as possible He begins to feel guilty right away II ii 59-62 and confesses he could no longer sleep well II ii 34-35 When the body of Duncan is discovered Macbeth skillfully pretends to be surprise He claims he murder Duncans guard out of anger II iii 108-111 Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth is very calm in this act unlike Macbeth she felt no remorse no guilt II ii 66-67 She is not as calm as she appears she admits that when Duncan is sleeping Duncan looked like her father and that kept her from doing the murder herself II ii 12-13 When the body of Duncan is discovered she puts on a good show of being upset even to the point of fainting II iii 127 Malcolm Malcolm is very suspicious and tells his brother he is going to England to mount a counter offense II iii 137 MacDuff MacDuff appears to be a loyal thane who was asked by Duncan to call upon him II iii 48-49 When he hears the death of Duncan he was absolute horrified He suspects Malcolm and Donalbain II vi 25-27 He does not seem to suspect Macbeth at this stage
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