Updated: 5/10/2020

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  • Macbeth is on his way to kill King Duncan when he starts to hallucinate, he starts to blame this dagger for leading him to kill Duncan
  • "Is this a dagger which I see before me,The handle towards my hand? [...]And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood,Which was not so before" (II, i, 33-47)
  • Macbeth returns from killing Duncan with the dagger in hand. After this conversation, Lady Macbeth goes to smear the blood on the chamberlains
  • "I am afraid to think what I have done" (II, ii, 55)
  • "I have done the deed" (II, ii, 14)
  • "Why did you bring these daggers from the place? [...] Go carry them and smear the sleepy grooms with blood.(II, ii, 51-53)
  • "Give me the daggers" (II, ii, 56)
  • Macduff came to see Duncan and he returns horrified. He then reveals the murder to Macbeth, Lennox and a few minutes later, Lady Macbeth.
  • "Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope the lord's anointed temple and stole thence the life o'th'building [..] approach the chamber and destroy your sight" (II, iii, 60-65)
  • Donaldbain and Malcolm, Duncan's sons, enter the room
  • Those of his chamber [...] their hands and faces were all badged with blood, so were their daggers (II, iii, 94-96)
  • "Your royal father's murdered" (II, iii, 93)
  • "O, by whom?" (II, iii, 94)
  • "Look to the Lady" (II, iii, 113)
  • "Help me hence, ho" (II, iii, 112)
  • Lady Macbeth faints
  • Duncan's sons talk in an aside, they worry for their future so they both leave the country
  • "I'll to England" (II, iii, 130)
  • "To Ireland, I" (II, iii, 131)