Macbeth proceeds towards killing Duncan, as he proceeds he hallucinates a dagger leading him to Duncan’s bedroom where he needs to kill him. The bell signals him that he is safe to enter Duncan’s chamber and execute the murder. After he kills Duncan, Macbeth fears regarding the consequences of his actions, experiences guilt and regrets his deed. Act 2, Scene 1.
"I have done the deed." "This is a sorry sight."
Lady Macbeth is aghast when she sees Macbeth holding the bloody daggers. The immense intensity of committing Duncan’s murder afraids Macbeth so much that he forgets to put the daggers below the guards’ pillows. Macbeth refuses to go back, hence Lady Macbeth furiously decides to go back and place the daggers in the murder scene. After she returns, she and Macbeth pretend to look like they have been sleeping. Act 2, Scene 2.
"Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead Are but as pictures."
The next morning, Macbeth greets Macduff and Lennox. Macduff proceeds towards following Duncan’s order to awake him in the morning. Macduff departs towards Duncan’s chamber and discovers his horrific amusing death. Lennox and others are astonished after hearing the news, whereas Macbeth pretends to be astonished. Act 2, Scene 3.
"Confusion now hath made his masterpiece. Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope The Lord’s anointed temple, and stole thence The life o' th' building!"
Lennox reports to Malcolm that it appears as if the guards have murdered the king. Since, the daggers were found there and their pillows were covered with blood. Hence, they concluded the guards guilty for the murder. Sooner, Macbeth reveals that he killed the guards. Macbeth provides his love and loyalty for Duncan as the reason to kill the guards. Act 2, Scene 3.
"The expedition of my violent love Outrun the pauser"
Donalbain and Malcolm determine to flee the country to secure themselves. They both conclude to depart for separate locations which will result into being safer. Both of them decide to flee without apprising others, they take their horses and escape from Scotland to secure themselves. Act 2, Scene 3.
"I'll to England."
"To Ireland, I. Our separated fortune shall keep us both the safer."
Ross and Macduff discover that Donalbain and Malcolm fled the country. Macduff suspects that Donalbain and Malcolm hired the guards to murder the king, and then escaped the country to secure themselves from the punishment. Moreover, due to the situation it appears as if Macbeth shall be the new king. Act 4, Scene 4.
"Malcolm and Donalbain, the King's two sons, Are stolen away and fled, which puts upon them Suspicion of the deed."