Updated: 2/4/2020
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Act 2 Scene 3

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  • Never at quiet! What are you? But this place is too cold for hell. I'll devil porter it no further.
  • Knock Knock Knock
  • What three things does drink especially provoke?
  • Mary, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes and unprovokes.
  • Not yet.
  • Is the King stirring, worthy thane?
  • A drunk porter is introduced to add a comedic instance to the play after Macbeth and his wife had just killed King Duncan. The porter is rambling about while the door is knocking. He pretends to be a gatekeeper of hell and talks about other things
  • 'Twas a rough night
  • This night has been unruly. Lamentings heard i' th' air, strange screams of death
  • The porter opens the door to two characters, Macduff and Lennox. They ask him if he's been drinking and the porter replies that he's been "partying" all night until the second crow.
  • What's the matter?
  • Oh horror, horror, horror! Tongue nor heart cannot conceive nor name thee!
  • All the knocking awakens Macbeth. He goes to replace the porter and talk to Lennox and Macduff. They explain that they've come to wake the King up because they were commanded to.
  • Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope the Lord's anointed temple and stole thence the life o' th' building
  • Mean you his Majesty?!
  • Macduff leaves both Lennox and Macbeth as he goes to wake up the King. Lennox describes how his night has been and it's almost like the mood he felt was an omen from the King dying.
  • Macduff comes back to Lennox and Macbeth with a scared and surprised emotion. He had just seen the King dead and came to report it.
  • Lennox is asking what he means and Macbeth pretends that he doesn't know what Macduff is talking about. They learn that the King has been murdered.
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