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What was Duncan's reply when Macbeth described Cawdor's last moments before execution?


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July 11, 2009 1:39PM

King Duncan made no reply, because Macbeth never described the Thane of Cawdor's last moments before execution. In Act 1 Scene 3, Macbeth appeared not to even know of Cawdor's treachery, arrest and execution. He sputtered that Cawdor was alive and well when the witches called him Thane of Cawdor [Lines 72-73]. He likewise protested when the noble Scotsmen Angus and Ross announced Macbeth's ownership of the Cawdor title and possessions [Lines 108-109].