Study Guide

Macbeth Act 1, Scene 6

By William Shakespeare

Act 1, Scene 6

  • Duncan, his sons, Banquo, and a bevy of noblemen arrive at Glamis Castle (Inverness), complimenting the Lady Macbeth, their "honoured hostess," for her seeming hospitality.
  • Lady Macbeth is pretty charming here—she says that the Macbeths are grateful for the "honours" bestowed on Macbeth by the king and tells the men to make themselves at home.
  • There's a whole lot of very formal "You're so gracious." "No you're the one who's so gracious" talk here before Lady Macbeth finally takes the king to see her husband.