Macbeth waits till everyone is asleep to sneak in and murder king Duncan in his chamber while he sleeps.
Macbeth meets with his wife in the courtyard after the deed is done. He confesses his guilt and his fear to her. She responds by telling him to man up.
The next morning Macduff and Lennox meet with Macbeth to wake the king, only to find him dead. The kings sons decide to flee.
Macduff's cousin Ross recieves word of the king's death and rides through the night to get there and get to the bottom of things. after questioning a priest he decides to go to the funeral to find more answers.