Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. readers! Today I'm thankful for periodic plot expositions.
While this scene is basically plot exposition, I'm very fond of it. First of all, Lennox's report is just FULL of eye-rolls. You can practically hear him rolling his eyes as he says things like:
And the right-valiant Banquo walk'd too late;
Whom, you may say, if't please you, Fleance kill'd,
For Fleance fled: men must not walk too late.
It also serves another purpose: the fact that Lennox feels the need to dress up his criticism of Macbeth in seeming praise shows how much Macbeth's reign has devolved into a reign of fear.
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