Thus scene focuses on the introduction of [[Duncan]] who hears news of how the battle between Scotland and [[Norway]] went. He speaks to the [[captain]] who relays Macbeth's [[bravery]] and [[heroism]] in the battle. He speaks of how Macbeth [[defeated]] the enemy and Duncan is impressed. He calls him '[[O valiant cousin worthy gentleman]]'. Duncan also hears of how the Thane of [[Cawdor]] has betrayed him and decided to reward Macbeth with the new title.