|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.