Act 1, scene 2
What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won
Duncan, the King of Scotland, asks an injured Captain how the battle against the allied powers of Norway and Ireland is progressing. He reports that the rebel Macdonald was faring well before Macbeth, a Scottish Captain, fought and beheaded him. While the Captain is taken off for medical help, two thanes enter Ross and Angus and announce that Macbeth has also conquered the Norwegian army, including the Thane of Cawdor, a traitor. Overjoyed at the news, Duncan decides to bestow Cawdors title on Macbeth, and to execute the former thane.