Malcolm has the Thane of Cawdor been executed yet?
Yes father, he is no longer someone to worry about.
I must gain his trust.
I am very thankful for both of your bravery and courage. Especially you Macbeth.
There is no need of such thing we would do anything for our king and for Scotland.
I have no idea of how I could ever repay you? And you Banquo deserve no less than Macbeth.
I am proud to announce that my son Malcolm is the newest Prince of Cumberland and the next soon to be king.
The characters in this scene include Macbeth, Banquo, King Duncan, Malcolm, Donalbain, Lennox, Ross, and Angus.
Another person who's in my way of becoming king!
In the beginning of the scene King Duncan of Scotland is asking his son Malcolm what has happened to the Thane of Cawdor who was revealed to be a traitor, which lead him to be sent to be killed by the kings order. With his youngest son Donalbain and his noble men/ messengers Lennox, Ross, and Angus present during this discussion.
And so now Macbeth I shall go to your house, where I will be even more indebted with you though your hospitality.
How great, I will go ahead to my house to bring the good news to my wife of your arrival to our home.
Stars please hide your light so that no one can see my dark and horrible desires that are held within me.
As King Duncan receives the presence of Macbeth and Banquo he makes them aware of the appreciation that he has for them. The king makes his trust and gratitude very clear towards Macbeth as he played a major role in the victory of Scotland. But Macbeth is only thinking of finding a way to fulfill his prophecy as he and Banquo and fake their loyalty to the king.
Now that Malcom is prince, he has become another obstacle in my way. I will have to find a way to deal with both the king and prince .
When king Duncan informs/ presents his eldest son Malcolm as the Prince of Cumberland and next in line to be the future king, Macbeth realizes that there are now two obstacles in his way.
King Duncan tells Macbeth that he will be going to his house as a sign of gratitude and appreciation towards him. And while the king is being truthful of his intentions to Macbeth, Macbeth fakes his joy, he is actually thinking of how he can seek this as an opportunity and is seeing this as a way to get on the kings good side.
Aside, away from everyone Macbeth's inner thoughts are revealing his dark side. Where he does not want anyone to know about his deepest desires of becoming king and what he would do to get what he wants, which involves him hurting (killing) the king and prince.