characters: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Macduff, Porter, Lenox
a courtyard within the castle in the morning.
Macduff finds king duncan laying dead in the castle and rushes to the courtyard to announce the horrific news. Macbeth hides the truth behind lies, claiming that he knew nothing of the event. Lady Macbeth also falsy conceals her actions and faints after hearing the news. Macbeth then turns the blame onto the castle guards and claims they must be executed for their cruel actions.