He is a young Scottish Nobleman. He accompanies Macduff the morning of Duncan’s murder, and notes that he cannot remember as stormy a night as the preceding one. He joins Macbeth’s court, but is soon convinced of the usurper’s guilt, which he cautiously exposes to similarly-minded lords in ironical phrases.
‘What a haste looks through his eyes! So should he look’
‘That seems to speak things strange’
‘Good morrow, noble sir’
‘The night has been unruly: where we lay’
‘Our chimneys were blown down; and, as they say,…’
My young remembrance cannot parallel
‘Their hands and faces were an badged with blood;…’
‘May’t please your highness sit. [The GHOST OF BANQUO enters, and sits in]…’
‘Tis two or three, my lord, that bring you word Macduff is fled to England’
‘Of all the gentry: there is Siward’s son,…’
To dew the sovereign flower and drown the weeds….