Here lay Duncan, his silver skin laced with his golden blood., and his gashed stabs looked like a breach in nature
There the murderers, steeped in the colors of their trade, their daggers unmannerly breeched with gore. Who could refrain that had a heart to love, and in that heart courage to make's love known?
Let's away. Our Tears are not yet brewed.
Look to the lady.
Help me hence, ho!
Macbeth explains to everyone how he found the king.
Why do we hold our tongues, that most may claim this argument for ours?
What should be spoken here, where our fate, Hid in an auger-hole, may rush and seize us? Let’s away. Our tears are not yet brewed.
Macbeth further describes seeing the guards covered in King Duncan's blood and question how someone who loved the king could do something so horrendous.
Let us meet, and question this most bloody piece of work, to know it further. Fear and scruples shake us.In the great hand of God I stand, and thence against the undivulged pretense I fight of treasonous malice.
Let's briefly put on manly readiness and meet i' th' hall together.
Lady Macbeth acts surprised to hear the news Macbeth brings and is then carried out.
What will you do? Let’s not consort with them. To show an unfelt sorrow is an office Which the false man does easy. I’ll to England.
To Ireland, I. Our separated fortuneShall keep us both the safer. Where we are, There’s daggers in men’s smiles. The near in blood, The nearer bloody.
(Aside) Donalbain tells Malcolm that they need to leave.
The men agree to meet to discuss the horrendous crime that has been committed.
Malcolm and Donalbain agree that they are in danger and make a plan to go their separate ways.