Macbeth is a brave soldier and a powerful man, but he is not a virtuous one.
Weird Sisters Scene with Macbeth
Lady Macbeth has ambition, strength of will, cruelty, and dissimulation.
Lady Macbeth Threat to Macbeth
Duncan's language is formal and his speeches full of grace and graciousness. characterized as a fair and wise king who is generous.
Three witches meet Macbeth and Banquo on the marshes as the men return from battle. They predict that Macbeth will be named Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland.
Lady Macbeth uses rhetorical questions to persuade her husband into killing Duncan. She questions his ambition and manhood, and threatens him with her decision to not feed their baby if he is not brave enough to kill Duncan.
Duncan arrives at Macbeth's castle. Lady Macbeth is pretty charming when greeting Duncan—she says that the Macbeths are grateful for the "honours" bestowed on Macbeth by the king. This scene hold irony because Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to kill Duncan but she is being very charming when meeting him.