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What is Macbeth's reaction when Duncan tells him that he is planning to have his son, Malcolm, be named the Prince of Cumberland and the heir to the throne? A. Macbeth responds by telling Duncan that he will honor Malcolm by hosting a party for him. B. Macbeth secretly reveals that Duncan's plans are in the way of his own desires. C. Macbeth responds by praising Duncan in his decision. D. Macbeth responds by telling Duncan that Banquo will be angry about this decision.

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  1. Jacob902
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    Read the following passage from Macbeth, by William Shakespeare (Act I, scene iv): Dun. My plenteous joys, Wanton in fulness, seek to hide themselves In drops of sorrow. Sons, kinsmen, thanes, And you whose places are the nearest, know We will establish our estate upon Our eldest, Malcolm, whom we name hereafter The Prince of Cumberland; which honour must Not unaccompanied invest him only, But signs of nobleness, like stars, shall shine On all deservers. From hence to Inverness, And bind us further to you. Macb. The rest is labour, which is not us'd for you. I'll be myself the harbinger and make joyful The hearing of my wife with your approach; So humbly take my leave. Dun. My worthy Cawdor! Macb. [Aside.] The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires; The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see. Exit. Dun. True, worthy Banquo; he is full so valiant, And in his commendations I am fed; It is a banquet to me. Let's after him, Whose care is gone before to bid us welcome. It is a peerless kinsman. Flourish. Exeunt.

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