Characters: Lady Macduff, Lady Macduff’s Son, Rosse.
Events: At Fife, in Macduff’s castle, Lady Macduff is lamenting to Ross that her husband has run away, which, sure makes him look suspicious.Lady Macduff then has a funny bit of banter with her young son about how his father is dead. He doesn’t believe her, and they go on to discuss whether or not she should buy a new husband at the market as well as what happens to traitors.Then he adds that he knows his dad isn’t dead. If he were, Lady Macduff would be crying. Unfortunately, in the time it takes her to figure this out, the murderers have arrived. One of the murderers says they’re looking for Macduff, who is a traitor. Macduff’s son retorts, is stabbed, and then dies, leaving the murderers to pursue mom.
Quotes: “He had none. His flight was madness. When our actions do not, Our fears do make us traitors.”-Lady Macduff.
“What, you egg?”- First Murderer.