Act III of Macbeth

In Act III Scene I, who is the first to suspect that Macbeth did something to get the crown? Banquo (Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, as the weird women promised, and I fear thou played’st most foully for ‘t.)
In Act III Scene I, does Banquo want to be king, and how does he feel about it? yes, he is hopeful yet indifferent (As upon thee, Macbeth, their speeches shine— why, by the verities on thee made good, may they not be my oracles as well, and set me up in hope? But hush, no more.)
In Act III Scene I, who does Macbeth say is his most important guest, whose advice is always serious and helpful? Banquo
In Act III Scene I, what does Banquo plan to do in the afternoon? ride his horse (As far, my lord, as will fill up the time ‘twixt this and supper. Go not my horse the better, I must become a borrower of the night for a dark hour or twain.)
In Act III Scene I, who is going riding with Banquo? Fleance
In Act III Scene I, Macbeth says that being king is nothing if what, and who does he say is the only one he fears? he is not safe, Banquo (To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus.)
In Act III Scene I, when Macbeth is talking about his guardian angel being afraid of Banquo, which two Roman men does he allude to? Marc Antony and Caesar (There is none but he whose being I do fear, and under him my genius is rebuked, as it is said Marc Antony’s was by Caesar.)
In Act III Scene I, what does Macbeth tell the murderers to get them to kill Banquo? he told them they were deceived and thwarted by Banquo (This I made good to you in our last conference, passed in probation with you, how you were borne in hand, how crossed, the instruments, who wrought with them, and all things else that might to half a soul and to a notion crazed say, “Thus did Banquo.”)
In Act III Scene I, after the murderers tell Macbeth that they are men, Macbeth lists off breeds of what animal and prides them for their different skills? dog (Ay, in the catalogue ye go for men, as hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs, shoughs, water-rugs, and demi-wolves are clept all by the name of dogs.)
In Act III Scene I, according to Macbeth, why doesn’t he get rid of Banquo himself? They have friends in common that he needs (And though I could with barefaced power sweep him from my sight and bid my will avouch it, yet I must not, for certain friends that are both his and mine, whose loves I may not drop, but his wail his fall who I myself struck down.)
In Act III Scene I, according to Macbeth, whose death is just as important as Banquo’s? Fleance (Fleance, his son, that keeps him company, whose absence is no less material to me than is his father’s, must embrace the fate of that dark hour.)
In Act III Scene II, what does Lady Macbeth say is worse than being murdered? being the murderer and being tormented with anxiety (‘Tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.)
In Act III Scene II, according to Macbeth, he has “scorched” but has not “killed” what? the snake (We have scorched the snake, not killed it. She’ll close and be herself whilst our poor malice remains in danger of her former tooth.)
In Act III Scene II, Macbeth says he would rather be dead than endure what? mental torture (Better be with the dead, whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace, than on the torture of the mind to lie in restless ecstasy.)
In Act III Scene II, who does Macbeth envy for being able to “sleep well” and not worry about weapons, poison, rebellion, invasion, or anything else? Duncan (Duncan is in his grave. After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well. Treason has done his worst; nor steel nor poison, malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing can touch him further.)
In Act III Scene II, what does Macbeth tell Lady Macbeth to do and why? pay special attention to Banquo to make him feel important (Let your remembrance apply to Banquo; present him eminence, both with eye and tongue: unsafe the while that we must lave our honors in these flattering streams, and make our faces vizards to our hearts, disguising what they are.)
In Act III Scene II, what does Macbeth say to his wife that his mind is full of and why? scorpions, Banquo and Fleance are still alive (Oh, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife! Thou know’st that Banquo, and his Fleance, lives.)
In Act III Scene II, what does Macbeth tell night to do? blindfold day and use its invisible hand to kill Banquo (Come, seeling night, scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day and with thy bloody and invisible hand cancel and tear to pieces that great bond which keeps me pale.)
How many murderers did Macbeth hire to kill Banquo and Fleance? 3
In Act III Scene III, how do the murderers know that Banquo is coming? a light
In Act III Scene III, what does Banquo say that causes the first murderer to reply back to him? it will rain (It will be rain tonight . . . let it come down.)
In Act III Scene III, when Banquo mentions “treachery”, what does he tell Fleance to do? run away (O treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly! Thou may’st revenge- o slave!)
In Act III Scene III, who did the murderers fail to kill? Fleance
In Act III Scene IV, how does Macbeth have all of his lords and guests sit at the table for the feast? by rank (You know your own degrees; sit down. At first and last, the hearty welcome.)
In Act III Scene IV, what is the first thing Macbeth notices about the murderer after he comes back from killing Banquo? blood on his face (There’s blood upon thy face . . . ‘Tis Banquo’s then . . . ‘Tis better thee without than he within.)
In Act III Scene IV, Macbeth calls the murderer “the best of the” what? cutthroats (My lord, his throat his cut. That I did for him . . . Thou art the best o’ th’ cutthroats.)
In Act III Scene IV, what is Macbeth’s first reaction when the first murderer tells him that Fleance has escaped? he is scared again (Then comes my fit again. I had else been perfect, whole as the marble, founded as the rock, as broad and general as the casing air. But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in to saucy doubts and fears.)
In Act III Scene IV, according to the murderer, Banquo is where with what on his head? in a ditch with twenty gashes in his head (Safe in a ditch he bides, with twenty trenched gashes on his head, the least a death to nature . . . Thanks for that. There the grown serpent lies.)
In Act III Scene VI, according to Lady Macbeth, it’s better to just eat when you’re alone, but what must Macbeth do when he is feasting with people? have a little more ceremony (To feed were best at home; from thence, the sauce to meat is ceremony; meeting were bare without it.)
In Act III Scene IV, what does Macbeth say about Banquo to the group when he’s about to sit down? he hopes that he is late out of rudeness and not because something bad happened to him (Here had we now our country’s honor roofed, were the graced person of our Banquo present, who may I rather challenge for unkindness than pity for mischance.)
In Act III Scene IV, whose ghost does Macbeth see? Banquo
In Act III Scene IV, after Macbeth tells the ghost at the feast not to shake his bloody head at him and that he can’t prove anything, Lady Macbeth tells the guests that he has done this since he was young, and what does she advise them to do and why? don’t pay attention to him or that will make him worse (If you much note him, you shall offend him and extend his passion, feed and regard him not.)
In Act III Scene IV, what does Lady Macbeth compare Macbeth’s outbursts to? a woman telling scary stories to her grandmother in front of a fire (Oh, these flaws and starts, impostors to true fear, would well become a woman’s story at a winter’s fire, authorized by her grandam. Shame itself! Why do you make such faces? When all’s done, you look but on a stool.)
In Act III Scene IV, what does Macbeth think is happening after he sees Banquo’s ghost? the dead are rising (But now they rise again with twenty mortal murders on their crowns and push us from our stools. This is more strange than such a murder is.)
In Act III Scene IV, when Macbeth is trying to challenge Banquo’s ghost, what three forms does he tell him to take on? Russian bear, rhinoceros, Hyrcan tiger (What man dare, I dare. Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, the armed rhinoceros, or th’ Hyrcan tiger; take any shape but that, and my firm nerves shall never tremble.)
In Act III Scene IV, what is the old saying that Macbeth mentions? Blood will have blood. (The dead will have their revenge)
In Act III Scene IV, according to Macbeth, who always refuses his orders and did not come to the feast even though he asked him to? Macduff
In Act III Scene V, why is Hecate mad at the three witches? they played tricks on Macbeth without her knowing and Macbeth is a bad person (Saucy and overbold, how did you dare to trade and traffic with Macbeth in riddles and affairs of death, and I, the mistress of your charms, the close contriver of all harms, was never called to bear my part, or show the glory of our art? And, which is worse, all you have done hath been but for a wayward son, spiteful and wrathful, who, as others do, loves for his own ends, not for you.)
In Act III Scene V, where does Hecate want the three witches to meet her? in the pit by the river in hell (Get you gone, and at the pit of Acheron meet me in the morning. Thither he will come to know his destiny. Your vessels and your spells provide, your charms and everything beside.)
In Act III Scene V, what does Hecate want from the moon and why? a droplet to produce magical spirits to trick Macbeth (Upon the corner of the moon there hangs a vap’rous drop profound. I’ll catch it ere it come to ground. And that distilled by magic sleights shall raise such artificial sprites as by the strength of their illusion shall draw him on to his confusion.)
In Act III Scene VI, when Lennox and the lord are speaking about the whole situation with Macbeth and all of the sons killing their fathers, in which king’s court is Malcolm living? Edward
In Act III Scene VI, according to the lord, Macduff wants Edward to form an alliance between Scotland and the people of what, and what is their lord’s name? Northumberland, Siward (Thither Macduff is gone to pray the holy king upon his aid to wake Northumberland and warlike Siward)
In Act III Scene VI, according to the lord, what did Macduff say that made the messenger mad (like he would regret it)? he would not return to Scotland (He did and with an absolute “Sir, not I,” the cloudy messenger turns me his back, and hums, as who should say “You’ll rue the time that clogs me with this answer.”)

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