"There 's daggers in men's smiles" Act II, scene iv
Synopsis: Macbeth, aspiring to the throne of Scotland and egged on by his Lady, murders King Duncan whilst he guests at his house. Ah foul calumny! A curse on those who abuse the rule of hospitality! Macbeth gets nervy, Lady goes nutty and MacDuff doesn't like them -- so, because he is the only one of prophecy "not of woman born", he kills Macbeth and hands the throne over to Duncan's silly son Malcolm.
Duncan, king of Scotland
Macbeth, his trusted friend
Lady Macbeth, his scheming wife
Malcolm, Duncan's son
Banquo, later, a ghost
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