Macbeth Quotes – Duncan

No more the thane of Cawdor shall deceive our bosom interest Act 1 Scene 2. Naivety of Duncan, in assuming that the danger of a thane of Cawdor has now disappeared.
O valiant cousin! Worthy gentleman! Act 1 Scene 2. Duncan’s exclamation and appreciation of Macbeth.
What he hath lost noble Macbeth hath won Act 1 Scene 2. Duncan holds Macbeth very highly – rewards him with the perhaps cursed title of Thane of Cawdor.
He was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust. Act 1 Scene 4. A mistake that Duncan will make again. He places too much trust on the wrong men.
I have begun to plant thee, and will labour to make thee full of growing. Act 1 Scene 4. Metaphor for plants, budding wealth and titles in the state. Symbolic of harvest, life.
Signs of nobleness, like stars, shall sign on all deservers. Act 1 Scene 4. This comment foreshadows and contrasts with Macbeth’s later comment, wherein he proves that he has evil intentions.